A Theory of Elasticity of the Lung

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Y.-C. Fung

Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences (Bioengineering), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 41(1), 8-14 (Mar 01, 1974) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423281 History: Received October 01, 1972; Revised November 01, 1972; Online July 12, 2010


The stress-strain relationship of the lung parenchymal tissue depends on the alveolar geometry, the elastic property of the alveolar walls (sheets, septa) and the surface tension characteristics. This nonlinear relationship is derived in the present paper.

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