AustinMan v2.0 Legs AutsinMan v1.2 Circulatory System AutsinMan v1.2 Musculoskeletal System AutsinMan v2.0 Digestive System and Lungs AustinMan v2.0 Select Organs

AustinMan Electromagnetic Voxels

An Open-Source Model Constructed from the Visible Human Dataset

Sample Applications Using AustinMan and AustinWoman

AustinMan Exposure to Plane Waves

F. Wei and A. E. Yılmaz, “A more scalable and efficient parallelization of the adaptive integral method—Part II: BIOEM application,” IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propag., vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 727-738, Feb. 2014.

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Antennas Near Humans - Half-Wavelength Dipole

This section extends the results shown in the CS Bits & Bytes Newsletter.


How much of the power radiated by a cell phone is absorbed in the human body? Where is this power absorbed?

Established Health Effects of RF Heating

From IEEE Standard C95.1-1991/2005:


What we know:

What we don't know:

What we actually modeled and solved



The list of top supercomputers in the world is available at

These simulations were performed on Stampede at the Texas Advanced Computing Center which was ranked at #7 in the top500 in June 2014 and has >500,000 compute cores.

Typical simulation for this work (one antenna position): 1024 cores, 0.5 TB of memory, 2 hours wall-clock time (which would be 85 days on a single core).

Physics and Math

Maxwell's equations for electromagnetism:

where is the electric field strength, is the magnetic field strength, is the electric permittivity, is the magnetic permeability, and is the electric conductivity.

Scientific Software

FORTRAN 90 code used to perform the simulations (> 30,000 lines of code)

Scientific code libraries used: FFTW, LAPACK, and PETSc (each > 100,000 lines)


AustinMan and AustinWoman Simulations

The following parameters were used for the simulations for both models: and . The antenna's position was determined using for AustinMan and for AustinWoman.



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