TY - JOUR
T1 - On Relationship Between Bulk Modulus and Relative Volume of Lung During Inflation-Deflation Maneuvers
PB - ASME
AU - Pao, Y. C.
AU - Shy, D. S.
AU - Chevalier, P. A.
Y1 - 1982/05/01
N1 - 10.1115/1.3138327
JO - Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
SP - 136
EP - 142
VL - 104
IS - 2
N2 - An equation of the form K = C /[1 − (V/V max )]n relating the bulk modulus K to the relative volume V/V max of lung region during inflation-deflation maneuvers is proposed. It well represents the observed fact that the bulk modulus becomes infinitely large when the regional volume approaches its maximum capacity Vmax . The parameter C describes the bulk modulus at low regional volume whereas the parameter n quantifies the rate at which the bulk modulus changes during the inflation-deflation maneuvers. The mathematical expressions for the regional pressure, P , and volume V , are obtained by integrating the equation K = VdP/dV . They fit exceedingly well with the experimental data recorded during inflation-deflation tests of six excised canine lung lobes.
SN - 0148-0731
M3 - doi: 10.1115/1.3138327
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.3138327
ER -