Innovative Modeling of Explosive Shock Wave Assisted Drug Delivery

고에너지물질에 의한 약물 전달 시스템 연구

  • 여재익 (서울대학교 기계항공공학부) ;
  • 김기홍 (서울대학교 기계항공공학부) ;
  • 이경철 (서울대학교 기계항공공학부) ;
  • 이현희 (서울대학교 기계항공공학부) ;
  • 박경진 (서울대학교 기계항공공학부)
  • Published : 2006.12.31


Recent advances in energetic materials modeling and high-resolution hydrocode simulation enable enhanced computational analysis of bio-medical treatments that utilize high-pressure shock waves. Of particular interest is in designing devices that use such technology in medical treatments. For example, the generated micro shock waves with peak pressure on orders of 10 GPa can be used for treatments such as kidney stone removal, transdermal micro-particle delivery, and cancer cell removal. In this work, we present a new computational methodology for applying the high explosive dynamics to bio-medical treatments by making use of high pressure shock physics and multi-material wave interactions. The preliminary calculations conducted by the in-house code, GIBBS2D, captures various features that are observed from the actual experiments under the similar test conditions. We expect to gain novel insights in applying explosive shock wave physics to the bio-medical science involving drug injection. Our forthcoming papers will illustrate the quantitative comparison of the modeled results against the experimental data.