A Computational Study of Oxygen Transport in the Body of Living Organism (RESEARCH NOTE)


1 Mathematical / Computer Science and Engineering, Poornima University, Jaipur, India

2 Mathematics, IBS, Khnadari, Agra


Oxygen is an essential part of the living organism. It is transported from blood to the body tissue by the systematic circulation and large part of it is stored in the blood flowing in capillaries. In this work we discuss a mathematical model for oxygen transport in tissues. The governing equations are established assuming that the blood is flowing along a co-axial cylindrical capillary inside the tissue and has a constant partial pressure of oxygen. We solve the governing partial differential equations using finite element techniques. The main object of the present work is to investigate the effects of various assumptions such as neglecting axial diffusion and neglecting the effect of facilitated myoglobin diffusion.