Rheological Characterization of Mammalian Lung Mucus
Mammalian lung mucus is a complex fluid that demonstrates non-linear viscoelastic responses, strain-stiffening at low and strain-softening at large strain values, as measured using large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS) experiments. The mechanical properties of lung mucus reported here can be linked to high-strain rate physiological processes, such as coughing, and can guide drug delivery development.
Royal Society of Chemistry
Vasquez, Erick S.; Bowser, Jacquelyn; Swiderski, Cyprianna; Walters, Keisha B.; and Kundu, Santanu, "Rheological Characterization of Mammalian Lung Mucus" (2014). Chemical and Materials Engineering Faculty Publications. 233.