A model of blast overpressure injury to the lung.

  title={A model of blast overpressure injury to the lung.},
  author={James H. Stuhmiller and K. H. Ho and Michael Vander Vorst and Kylie Dodd and Thomas Fitzpatrick and Maria Irles de O Mayorga},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  volume={29 2},
Despite decades of animal experiments, data on blast injury to the lung cover only a limited number of circumstances and are in a fragmented form. This paper develops a mathematical model of the chest wall dynamics and the subsequent generation of strong pressure waves within the lung, which have been hypothesized as the mediator of injury. The model has… CONTINUE READING