Lung tissue viscoelasticity: a mathematical framework and its molecular basis.

  title={Lung tissue viscoelasticity: a mathematical framework and its molecular basis.},
  author={B{\'e}la Suki and A. L. Barab{\'a}si and Kenneth R. Lutchen},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={76 6},
Recent studies indicated that lung tissue stress relaxation is well represented by a simple empirical equation involving a power law, t-beta (where t is time). Likewise, tissue impedance is well described by a model having a frequency-independent (constant) phase with impedance proportional to omega-alpha (where omega is angular frequency and alpha is a constant). These models provide superior descriptions over conventional spring-dashpot systems. Here we offer a mathematical framework and… CONTINUE READING
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