Abstract

Recent years have witnessed an increasing trend for people in the medical and engineering professions to couple their talents in a more united effort to better understand the functioning of the human body. This union of technologies has meant the introduction of new viewpoints and techniques in the field of physiological research. The engineers' basic tool, mathematical modeling, has perhaps been one of the most noticeable additions. There has been a significant amount of work done in recent years along these lines of deriving mathematical models to express the functioning of a subsystem of the body, and then, using analog, digital, or hybrid computers, analyzing the system through its model representation. Apparently, however, the latest modeling techniques, namely bondgraph concepts and computerized model parameter identification, have not been utilized in this physiological research effort. The purpose of this work is to investigate the feasibility of applying bondgraph and computerized model parameter identification techniques to physiological research.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Mechanical Engineering

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright

Date Submitted

1970-6

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd85

Keywords

Cardiovascular system, Mathematical models

Language

English

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