# Compliant_bifurcating_airway

This model represents a bifurcating compliant airway that could be used as a building block for constructing a network of airways. You could use the model to simulate flow in rigid airway bifurcation.

Model number: 0122

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## Description

This model represents a bifurcating compliant airway that could be used as a building block for constructing a network of airway. The resistance offered by airway wall to the flow of air is represented by the resistor in the electrical circuit.The compliance of the airway is represented by the capacitor. All the three airway segment have separate compliances which are represented by three individual capacitors.

**Legend:**

Finlet: Inlet Flow, P: Pressure, R: Resistance, F: Flow, Com: Compliance, V: Volume, L: Inductance

## Equations

Pa1 = (Va - Va_0)/Com_a Pinlet = (Finlet * Ra1) + Pa1 Fa2 = Finlet - Fa1 d(Va)/dt = Fa2 d(Fa1)/dt = (Pa1 - Pa2 -(Fa1 * Ra2))/La Pb1 = (Vb - Vb_0)/Com_b Pa2 = (Fbin * Rb1) + Pb1 Fbin = Fa1 - Fcin Fb2 = Fbin - Fb1 d(Fb1)/dt = (Pb1 - Pb2 -(Fb1 * Rb2))/Lb d(Vb)/dt = Fb2 Pc1 = (Vc - Vc_0)/Com_c Pa2 - Pc1 = Fcin * Rc1 Fc2 = Fcin - Fc1 d(Fc1)/dt = (Pc1 - Pc2 -(Fc1 * Rc2))/Lc d(Vc)/dt = Fc2 Where: P is pressure, F is flow, R is resistance, Com is capacitance, L is inductance, V is the volume.

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## References

K. R. Lutchen and G. M. Saidel, "Estimation of mechanical parameters in multicompartment models applied to normal and obstructed lungs during tidal breathing," IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. BME-33, no. 9, pp. 878-887, Sept. 1986. Fung Y.C.; "Biomechanics" (Text Book)

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