Computational model of oscillatory airflow in a bronchial bifurcation.

  title={Computational model of oscillatory airflow in a bronchial bifurcation.},
  author={David Elad and A Shochat and Robert J Shiner},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  volume={112 1},
Airflow distribution in the bronchial tree is an important factor that controls gas mixing in the lungs, especially, in diseased lungs or during high frequency ventilation. A nonlinear analog model has been developed to investigate the dependency of airflow distribution in asymmetric bronchial bifurcations on structural and physiological parameters. The system parameters (electrical analogs) are time-dependent and were extracted from laboratory studies of airway models and physiological… CONTINUE READING