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Vibration Characteristics of the Respiratory Branched Network-Comparative Study

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P. M. Au, A. M. Al-Jumaily

Auckland University of Technology

Paper No. IMECE2005-79142, pp. 869-874; 6 pages
  • ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Design Engineering, Parts A and B
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, November 5 – 11, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4215-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3769-6
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


Determining the vibration characteristics of a realistic branched biological network, such as the respiratory system, faces many hurdles, which includes using the appropriate theory, specifying suitable boundary conditions and selecting accurate physical properties. Further, dichotomized or bifurcated structures beyond a simple circular cylindrical shell induce problems and difficulties in boundary matching between generations. This paper determines the natural frequencies using the Donnell-Mushtari formulation, membrane-shell approximation, a simplified limiting ring formula and the finite element method using COSMOS/Works™ for circular cylindrical shells with classical boundary conditions. Some experimental data are used for comparison and validation. Comparative study between the various methods sets the pros, cons, limitations of each method and the boundaries for the resonant frequencies of each individual generation of this system.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME
Topics: Vibration , Networks



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