Anna Fic

Marie Curie PhD Research Fellow

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Marie Curie PhD Research Fellow,        Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK,     September 2007- present,
MSc in Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Thermal Technology,    September 2002 – July 2007

Pole tekstowe: Research interests

My research concerns numerical modeling of heat and mass transfer processes that occur in an infant radiant warmer. For the purposes of this research, a CFD code FLUENT is used. Numerical techniques used in this study let us save time needed for complicated experimental investigation. However, this does not mean that experiments are not necessary, as we need some experimental data to validate our numerical results.

An optimal thermal environment is regarded as a priority in neonatology. Survival of each neonate depends on its ability to regulate body temperature. Preterm and small neonates often cannot respond to the environmental temperature changes. For this reason, maintenance of neonates bodies within a narrow temperature range is essential for their survival and growth.

Mathematical models applied to living organisms can provide a better understanding of the thermal processes occurring inside a human body, together with their interactions with the surrounding environment. Therefore, the main goal of this project is to develop a model of a neonate under a radiant warmer that will incorporate heat and mass transfer processes in order to provide a better understanding of how radiative heat source interacts with a neonate.

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