Elastic constants of trapped lung parenchyma.

  title={Elastic constants of trapped lung parenchyma.},
  author={Stephen J. Lai-Fook and Robert Hyatt and Joseph R. Rodarte},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology},
  volume={44 6},
Isolated dog lobes were maximally trapped with air, and their parenchymal elastic properties were measured at the trapped volume. Indentation tests were performed on the surface of the lobes, followed by uniaxial and torsion tests on excised pieces of parenchyma. Similar values for Young's modulus were obtained from the indentation and uniaxial tests. The values for the shear modulus from the torison tests also were consistent with Young's modulus measured by the other procedures. The… CONTINUE READING