An Alveolus in the Jungle of Acinus


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LMS École Polytechnique
Parution : 17/11/2022

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Descriptif technique :

The air we breathe goes into the lobes of our lungs through bronchioles. Lobes contain acini which are made of a network of alveoli and the alveolus is the smallest element of the lung microstructure. We have generated an alveoli network artificially, to study the effect of air pressure on its deformation through mechanical computations.

Provenance : LMS École Polytechnique
Mahdi Manoochehrtayebi supervised by: Aline Bel-Brunon, Martin Genet, and Dominique Chapelle