0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Fluid Flow and Particle Dispersion in Acini During Asynchronous Ventilation

[+] Author Affiliations
Sudhaker Chhabra, Ajay K. Prasad

University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Paper No. SBC2008-192866, pp. 489-490; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2008-192866
From:
  • ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Marco Island, Florida, USA, June 25–29, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4321-5
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

The human lung comprises 24 generations of dichotomously branching tubes known as bronchi [1]. Functionally, these generations can be categorized as: (1) conducting airways which are non-alveolated and comprise the first 16 generations, and (2) the acini which consist of flexible, alveolated airways and are responsible for gas exchange. The alveoli are the most important units of the human respiratory system and provide large surface area (about 70–80 m2) for efficient gas exchange; oxygen diffuses into the blood through the alveolar epithelium, whereas carbon dioxide diffuses in the opposite direction from the blood to the lung.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In