This model represents a bifurcating compliant bronchiole that could be used as a building block for constructing a network of bronchi.
Model number: 0123
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This model represents a bifurcating compliant bronchiole that could be used as a building block for constructing a network of bronchi. The resistance offered by bronchial wall to the flow of air is represented by the resistor in the electrical circuit.The compliance of the bronchiole is represented by the capacitor. All the three bronchi have separate compliances which are represented by three individual capacitors. The difference between this model the compliant bifurcating airway model is the absence of an inductor in the electrical circuit. In bronchi, diffusion dominates conductance whereas in airway, conductance dominates as the driving force and hence the presence of the inductance which represent the inertial effect.
Finlet: Inlet Flow, P: Pressure, R: Resistance, F: Flow, Com: Compliance, V: Volume.
Pinlet - P12 = Finlet * R11 P12 = (V1 - V1_0)/Com1 F12 = Finlet - F13 d(V1)/dt = F12 P12 - P13 = F13 * R12 F13 = F31 + F21 P13 - P22 = F21 * R21 P13 - P32 = F31 * R31 P22 = (V2 - V2_0)/Com2 F22 = F21 - F23 d(V2)/dt = F22 P22 - P23 = F23 * R22 P32 = (V3 - V3_0)/Com3 P32 - P33 = F33 * R32 d(V3)/dt = F32 F32 = F31 - F33 Where: P is pressure, F is flow, R is resistance, Com is capacitance, and V is the volume.
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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