# Multiscale modelling of sound propagation through the lung parenchyma

Paul Cazeaux; Jan S. Hesthaven

- Volume: 48, Issue: 1, page 27-52
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topCazeaux, Paul, and Hesthaven, Jan S.. "Multiscale modelling of sound propagation through the lung parenchyma." ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique 48.1 (2014): 27-52. <http://eudml.org/doc/273201>.

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abstract = {In this paper we develop and study numerically a model to describe some aspects of sound propagation in the human lung, considered as a deformable and viscoelastic porous medium (the parenchyma) with millions of alveoli filled with air. Transmission of sound through the lung above 1 kHz is known to be highly frequency-dependent. We pursue the key idea that the viscoelastic parenchyma structure is highly heterogeneous on the small scale ε and use two-scale homogenization techniques to derive effective acoustic equations for asymptotically small ε. This process turns out to introduce new memory effects. The effective material parameters are determined from the solution of frequency-dependent micro-structure cell problems. We propose a numerical approach to investigate the sound propagation in the homogenized parenchyma using a Discontinuous Galerkin formulation. Numerical examples are presented.},

author = {Cazeaux, Paul, Hesthaven, Jan S.},

journal = {ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique},

keywords = {mathematical modeling; periodic homogenization; viscoelastic media; fluid-structure interaction; discontinuous Galerkin methods},

language = {eng},

number = {1},

pages = {27-52},

publisher = {EDP-Sciences},

title = {Multiscale modelling of sound propagation through the lung parenchyma},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/273201},

volume = {48},

year = {2014},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Cazeaux, Paul

AU - Hesthaven, Jan S.

TI - Multiscale modelling of sound propagation through the lung parenchyma

JO - ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique

PY - 2014

PB - EDP-Sciences

VL - 48

IS - 1

SP - 27

EP - 52

AB - In this paper we develop and study numerically a model to describe some aspects of sound propagation in the human lung, considered as a deformable and viscoelastic porous medium (the parenchyma) with millions of alveoli filled with air. Transmission of sound through the lung above 1 kHz is known to be highly frequency-dependent. We pursue the key idea that the viscoelastic parenchyma structure is highly heterogeneous on the small scale ε and use two-scale homogenization techniques to derive effective acoustic equations for asymptotically small ε. This process turns out to introduce new memory effects. The effective material parameters are determined from the solution of frequency-dependent micro-structure cell problems. We propose a numerical approach to investigate the sound propagation in the homogenized parenchyma using a Discontinuous Galerkin formulation. Numerical examples are presented.

LA - eng

KW - mathematical modeling; periodic homogenization; viscoelastic media; fluid-structure interaction; discontinuous Galerkin methods

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/273201

ER -

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