26. Numerical Bioheat Transfer

  1. W. J. Minkowycz2,
  2. E. M. Sparrow3 and
  3. J. Y. Murthy4
  1. B. Rubinsky

Published Online: 21 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172599.ch26

Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer, Second Edition

Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer, Second Edition

How to Cite

Rubinsky, B. (2000) Numerical Bioheat Transfer, in Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer, Second Edition (eds W. J. Minkowycz, E. M. Sparrow and J. Y. Murthy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470172599.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MC 251), 842 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607-7022, USA

  2. 3

    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 111 Church Street, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

  3. 4

    Purdue University, School of Mechanical Engineering, 1288 Mechanical Engineering Building, West Lafavette, IN 47907-1288, USA

Author Information

  1. University of California, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 6161 Etcheverry Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 DEC 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471348788

Online ISBN: 9780470172599


  • bioheat transfer analysis;
  • enhanced thermal conductivity term;
  • burn injury modeling;
  • imaging-assisted numerical analysis;
  • hyperthermic treatment


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Scope of this Chapter

  • Chapter Outline

  • Bioheat Transfer Analysis Background

  • Mathematical Models of Heat Transfer in Living Biological Tissue

  • Numerical Techniques for Continuum Bioheat Transfer Equations

  • Applications – Heating of Living Tissue

  • Freezing of Biological Materials

  • Nomenclature

  • References