This model represents four generations of the bipodial human lung or the Weibel lung. The lengths and diameter of the airways are based on the Weibel lung geomtery. The airways are assumed compliant.
Model number: 0120
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This model represents four generations of the bipodial human lung or the Weibel lung. The lengths and diameter of the airways are based on the Weibel model. The resistance and the inductance of the airway segments are calculated based on the article by Barbini P (See reference). The capicitance or the compliance of the lung is considered to 23 be l/cmH2O. The driving force for this model was a pressure gradient. A sinewave of amplitude 10 pa was prescribed at the inlet. The outlets were maintained at zero pressure. The resistor in the electrical circuit represent the viscous effect or resistance near the wall and the inductor represent the inertial effect to air.
Figure: Electrical circuit for a bifurcating airway is shown above. For complete electrical circuit, first select the 'Comp_four_gen_weibel_lung' tab at the top of the left workspace in the JSim applet and then select 'Source' at the bottom.
Fig Legend: Finlet: Inlet Flow, P: Pressure, R: Resistance, F: Flow, Com: Compliance, V: Volume, L: Inductance
The equations for this model may be viewed by running the JSim model applet and clicking on the Source tab at the bottom left of JSim's Run Time graphical user interface. The equations are written in JSim's Mathematical Modeling Language (MML). See the Introduction to MML and the MML Reference Manual. Additional documentation for MML can be found by using the search option at the Physiome home page.
Barbini, P., C. Brighenti, G. Cevenini,and G. Gnudi. A Dynamic Morphometric Model of the Normal Lung for Studying Expiratory Flow Limitation in Mechanical Ventilation. Ann. Biomed. Eng., Vol. 33, No. 4, May 2005, pp. 518–530 Weibel, E. R. Morphometry of the Human Lung. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1963.
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