Heat Transfer in Biological Tissues

  • M. E. Bravo
  • P. De Jesús Sánchez
  • R. O. Vargas AguilarEmail author
  • A. E. Chávez
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


The heat transfer process in biological tissues is studied through the Pennes bioheat equation, in dimensionless form, taking into account the temperature gradient delay by the Maxwell-Cattaneo model. Stochastic perturbations from the environment applied on the surface of the tissue and different external energy sources are considered. Comparison of temperature distributions with constant biological parameters are presented, from the skin surface and through the tissue transfer processes and to contribute to a better understanding on how nature works, it is essential to include biological, physical and biochemical.


Blood Perfusion Biot Number Heat Transfer Process Energy Transfer Process Steady State Temperature 
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This project was supported by the research grants SIP-IPN 20141466.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. E. Bravo
    • 1
  • P. De Jesús Sánchez
    • 2
  • R. O. Vargas Aguilar
    • 2
    Email author
  • A. E. Chávez
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de QuímicaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)MéxicoMexico
  2. 2.ESIME Azcapotzalco, Instituto Politécnico NacionalMéxicoMexico

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