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Aerodynamic Theory

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Mechanics of Breathing

  1. T. J. Pedley1,
  2. Jeffrey M. Drazen2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030304

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Pedley, T. J. and Drazen, J. M. 2011. Aerodynamic Theory. Comprehensive Physiology. 41–54.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England

  2. 2

    Department of Physiology, Harvard School of Public Health, and Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Steady Flow in a Straight Tube
    • 1.1
      Fully Developed Laminar Flow
    • 1.2
      Flow in the Entrance Region
  • 2
    Calculation of Pressure Drop
  • 3
    Dimensional Analysis—the Similarity Principle
  • 4
    Turbulent Flow in a Straight Tube
  • 5
    Effects of Changes in Geometry on Pressure and Flow
    • 5.1
      Changes in Cross-Sectional Area—Bernoulli's Theorem
    • 5.2
      Flow in a Curved Tube
  • 6
    Flow in Branched Tubes
    • 6.1
      Laminar Inspiratory Flow
    • 6.2
      Laminar Expiratory Flow
    • 6.3
      Turbulent Flow in Branched Tubes
    • 6.4
      Pressure Drop in Branched-Tube Systems
  • 7
    Unsteady Flow