A finite element model of the tensional state of the human and canine diaphragms
Voigt, Michael Hans Heinrich
Akin, John Edward.
Master of Science
The static aspects of the diaphragm under Full Residual Capacity (full lung deflation) were studied. The membrane equations were used to describe the diaphragm. Based on the description, a finite element program was written to determine the position of the diaphragm under various loading conditions. Erect and supine specimens were studied. The results of the finite element model were found to be in agreement with physiological data from X-ray photographs.
Biomedical engineering; Physiology; Biology; Engineering