Measurement of the Mechanical Properties of the Human Lung Tissue

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Y. J. Zeng, D. Yager, Y. C. Fung

Department of AMES-Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif. 92093

J Biomech Eng 109(2), 169-174 (May 01, 1987) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138661 History: Received December 11, 1986; Revised February 26, 1987; Online June 12, 2009


The mechanical properties of human lung tissue were measured in a state of biaxial tension. The experimental data were fitted with a pseudo-elastic constitutive equation proposed earlier and the physical constants were identified.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
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