Mathematical Models in Respiratory Mechanics
The respiratory system, as well as its pulmonary and chest wall components, is comprised of a multitude of elements. The undisputed necessity to interpret the meaning of measurable variables such as volume, airflow, and pressure under both physiological and pathological conditions has imposed the need for relatively simple models that should be able to describe as accurately as possible the mechanical behaviour of the system. The components of such models and their associated parameters should have reasonable physiological counterparts, naturally.
KeywordsRespiratory System Breathing Frequency Central Airway Electrical Representation Respiratory Impedance
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Sharp JT, Henry JP, Sweany SK, Meadows WR, Pietras RJ (1964) Total respiratory inertance and its gas and tissue components in normal and obese men. J Appl Physiol 43:503–509Google Scholar
- 4.Mead J, Whittenberger JL (1953) Physical properties of human lungs measured during spontaneous respiration. J Appl Physiol 5:779–796Google Scholar
- 6.Hughes R, May AJ, Widdicombe JG (1959) Stress relaxation in rabbits’ lungs. J Physiol (Lond) 146:85–97Google Scholar
- 24.Mount LE (1955) The ventilation flow-resistance and compliance of rat lungs. J Physiol (Lond) 127:157–167Google Scholar