Elastocapillary network model of inhalation

  title={Elastocapillary network model of inhalation},
  author={Jean-François Louf and Felix Kratz and Sujit Sankar Datta},
  journal={Physical Review Research},
The seemingly simple process of inhalation relies on a complex interplay between muscular contraction in the thorax, elasto-capillary interactions in individual lung branches, propagation of air between different connected branches, and overall air flow into the lungs. These processes occur over considerably different length and time scales; consequently, linking them to the biomechanical properties of the lungs, and quantifying how they together control the spatiotemporal features of… 

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