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The propagation of a surfactant laden liquid plug along a liquid-lined airway in the lung is modeled. As a result, the dynamics of a liquid plug as well as its dependence on physiological parameters such as surface tension, airway lining thickness and surfactant properties are determined.

Type

Journal article

Journal

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED

Publication Date

01/12/1999

Volume

42

Pages

103 - 104