Numerical Study of Variable Lung Ventilation Strategies

  • Reena Yadav
  • Mayur Ghatge
  • Kirankumar Hiremath
  • Ganesh Bagler
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 327)


Mechanical ventilation is used for patients with a variety of lung diseases. Traditionally, ventilators have been designed to monotonously deliver equal-sized breaths. While it may seem intuitive that lungs may benefit from unvarying and stable ventilation pressure strategy, recently it has been reported that variable lung ventilation is advantageous. In this study, we analyze the mean tidal volume in response to different ‘variable ventilation pressure’ strategies. We found that uniformly distributed variability in pressure gives the best tidal volume as compared to that of normal, scale-free, log-normal, and linear distributions.


Tidal Volume Volume Output Convex Region Canonical Distribution Variable Ventilation 


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© Springer India 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reena Yadav
    • 1
  • Mayur Ghatge
    • 1
  • Kirankumar Hiremath
    • 1
  • Ganesh Bagler
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of TechnologyJodhpurIndia

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