The effect of laser wavelength in the simulation of laser generated surface waves in human skin model

Adèle L'Etang, Zhihong Huang

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    4 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    A finite element (FE) simulation of the thermoelastic laser generated surface waves in a 3-layered model of human skin is presented. Commercial finite element code ANSYS is used to study the effects of changing laser wavelength and hence the optical absorption has on the generated surface waves. The FE model consists of a thermal analysis with a volumetric heat generation boundary condition to simulate the thermal effect of the laser source penetrating into the skin. The results from the thermal analysis are then subsequently applied as a load in a mechanical analysis where the out-of plane displacement histories and temperature fields are analysed using two different laser sources to generate the ultrasonic waves.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages4140-4143
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)1424400325
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 - New York, United States
    Duration: 30 Aug 20093 Sep 2009

    Conference

    Conference28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
    CountryUnited States
    CityNew York
    Period30/08/093/09/09

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    • 4 Citations
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    The effect of laser wavelength in the simulation of laser generated surface waves in human skin model

    L'Etang, A. & Huang, Z., 2006.

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    Activities

    • 1 Participation in conference

    28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06

    Zhihong Huang (Invited speaker)

    30 Aug 20063 Sep 2006

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Cite this

    L'Etang, A., & Huang, Z. (2006). The effect of laser wavelength in the simulation of laser generated surface waves in human skin model. In Proceedings - 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 (pp. 4140-4143). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2006.259680