Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering and Personal Injury Consultant and Expert Witness
Dr. Richard Collins, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066
Forensic Biomechanics: analysis of trauma-related failures of: a) soft tissues: ligament, tendon, muscle, cervical and thoracolumbar spine, and articulations such as the knee, hip and shoulder joints; b) hard tissues: skull fractures, closed head injuries; c) medical device failure analysis; and med
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Articles Published by Dr. Richard Collins, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.
Computational Model Upper Generations Respiratory Tract
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies of airflow in a digital reference model of the 17-generation airway (bronchial tree) were accomplished using the FLUENT® computational code, based on the anatomical model by Schmidt et al. (2004). The lung model consists of 6.744•106 unstructured tetrahedral computational cells. A steady-state airflow rate of 28.3 L/min was used to simulate the transient turbulent flow regime using a Large Eddy Simulation (LES) turbulence model.Read Article