Accession Number:

AD0767638

Title:

Fluid Flow in the Lung: A Survey. Numerical Solution for Gas Mixing in a Simple Model of the Lung, and Experimental Study of Flow in a Thin-Walled Collapsible Tube.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The range of fluid dynamics applications in the lung is vast, encompassing many interesting problems rarely touched in any other single engineering area. A survey of recent work in this field was a simple model of the lung was developed indicating its application to a wide range of similar problems. Finally, new parameters were experimentally investigated in flow through a thin-walled collapsible tube. Results indicated the effects of the parameters to be significant in the flow of blood in the pulmonary capillaries as controlled by the surrounding aveolar pressure. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE