Modeling Fluid Transport in Subcutaneous Tissue

Cardinal Health
2008 – 2009
  • Richard C Haskell
  • Rachel Levy
Harry J. Dudley (’10)
Stephen J. Rosenthal (’09)
Brian C. Stock (’09)
Melissa E. Strait (’09)

The goal of this project is to produce a mathematical model of fluid flow in subcutaneous tissue.  Two models have been developed: a compartment model that segregates the fluid into homogeneous regions, and a continuous model that describes the properties of the fluid at each point in space and time.

The Physics Clinic program presents opportunities for students to work on practical projects relevant to industrial work. Students work on teams of 3–5 on a sponsored research or development project.