# OneAlvLung.Chest

A compliant 1 compartment lung with resistance to air flow, driven by intrapleural negative pressure (chest or diaphragmatic breathing) or by a positive pressure ventilator or both together, even competing, interfering..

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## Description

The equations governing airflow in and out of a one compartment lung are given by the following analogy to electrical circuits: Airway pressure is analogous to voltage. Air flow is analogous to current flow. Volume is analogous to charge. Resistance to air flow is analogous to electrical resistance. Compliance, the relationship between pressure and volume, is analogous to capacitance, the relationship between charge and voltage. The response to a negative step input in Pintrapl is an exponentially decaying flow with time constant tau=R*Com. The main assumption is that the human lungs can be approximated as a single compartment modeled by an RC circuit where the quantities of interest, air flow, volume of air, pressure, compliance, and resistance are analogous to current, charge, voltage, capacitance, and resistance respectively. GENERAL RESULTS: Normally breathing is simulated when the driving force is provided by expansion of the chest, creating a negative pressure in the intrapleural space, just the oppposite of a positive pressure ventilator. Using Pmusc = 2-second pulse of negative driving pressure of -20 mmHg pressure intrapleural gives an approximately normal tidal volume. Both sources of driving the system can be used at once, mimicking the patient struggling to breath on his own when still being ventilated by a purely periodic ventilatory cycle. (The ventilator should be replaced with a "ventilatory assist" device, i.e. one that is triggered to provide at assisting positive pressure ventilation to augment flow when the patient initiates inflow by chest or diaphragmatic breathing. Aplying the Ideal Gas Law to Vintrapl shows that the error in assuming air to be incompressible air is small: Boyle's Law for Ideal gas in intrapleural space *********************************************************************************** * Boyle's Law: P*V = n*R*T STP =standard temp pressure is 0 deg C, 1 atm * * with P mmHg, V ml, n moles of gas where 1 mole at STP occupies 22,414 ml * * R = Boltzmann const or Gas Const = 0.082 l * atm * mol^(-1) * K^(-1) * * T = deg K = 273.16 + deg C * * so that nRT at 37C and 760 mmHg (1 atmos) * * (volume of gas in ml)* 0.082 l * atm * mol^(-1) *K^(-1) * 310 K * * P*V = --------------------------------------------------------------- * * (volume of 1 mole of gas, 22.4 * 310/273 l) * * * * PV(for 100 ml)= (100/(22400*310/273))moles * 0.082 mole^(-1) * 760mmHg * 310 * * * * = 0.082 * 760 * 273 / 224 = 75.95 mmHg *100ml = 0.7595 mmHg * ml * * * * Using P*V= Const, then with a const amount of gas in intrapleural space there is* * a small volume change with each breath, the direction depending on the driver. * * V2 = V1 * P1/P2 See Eqn for Plung * ***********************************************************************************

## Equations

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## References

M.G. Levitsky, Pulmonary Physiology, Sixth Edition, McGraw Hill, 2003.

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## Key Terms

lung compliance, resistance, RC circuit, lung mechanics, airflow in trachea, tidal volume, positive pressure ventilation, chest or diaphragmatic breathing, tutorial

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