Material coefficients of the strain energy function of pulmonary arteries in normal and cigarette smoke-exposed rats.

@article{Liu1993MaterialCO,
  title={Material coefficients of the strain energy function of pulmonary arteries in normal and cigarette smoke-exposed rats.},
  author={Shu Q. Liu and Yuan Cheng B Fung},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={1993},
  volume={26 11},
  pages={1261-9}
}
The effect of cigarette smoke on the stress-strain relationship of pulmonary arteries was studied in 2- and 3-month smoke-exposed rats. The animals were exposed to cigarette smoke in a smoke-generating system 10 times daily with one cigarette each time. The smoke density and the puffing duration and frequency of the system were regulated in accordance with reference values measured from human smokers. The mechanical properties of the pulmonary arteries about 450 microns in external diameter (at… CONTINUE READING