Hypobaric Decompression Sickness Model Development. Part 1. Diffusion of Inert Gas From A Viscoelastic Fluid (Blood) Into an Expanding Gas Phase
Interim rept. 16 Mar 1993-31 Jan 1994
KRUG LIFE SCIENCES SAN ANTONIO TX SAN ANTONIO DIV
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Bubble growth within a volume of isothermal viscoelastic liquid containing uniformly distributed dissolved gas is considered. A nonlinear viscoelastic constitutive equation is used as a blood model. The problem of characterizing this growth-by-mass-transfer is being treated extensively, in order to better understand both the behavior of bubble growth due to supersaturation and its effects on altitude decompression sickness. Blood, DCS Decompression sickness, Bubble growth, Viscoelastic fluid, Constitutive equation.
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