Theoretical analysis of chest wall mechanics.

  title={Theoretical analysis of chest wall mechanics.},
  author={Frank P. Primiano},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  volume={15 12},
A mathematical model of the chest wall partitioned into rib cage, diaphragmatic and abdominal components is developed consistent with published experimental observations. The model describes not only the orthodox chest wall movements (rib cage and abdomen expand together during inspiration) of the quietly breathing standing adult, but also Mueller maneuvers… CONTINUE READING