Effect of acceleration on the chest wall.

@article{Wilson1994EffectOA,
  title={Effect of acceleration on the chest wall.},
  author={Theodore A. Wilson and Szu-Chu Liu},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={1242-6}
}
The gravitational force on the rib cage has been found to be an expiratory force of approximately 8 cmH2O. The gravitational force on the abdomen is an inspiratory force of the same magnitude. Because the compliance of the rib cage is greater than the compliance of the abdomen, it follows that gravity has a net expiratory effect on lung volume and that… CONTINUE READING