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Table 2 Examples of the time constant τ c for contraction and τ c for relaxation for few values of the ventilatory frequency f v and of the occlusion pressure P 0 . 1

From: Realistic human muscle pressure for driving a mechanical lung

  f v =10 cpm f v =20 cpm f v =30 cpm
P0.1 (cmH2O) τ c τ r τ c τ r τ c τ r
0.5 0.83 0.98 0.45 0.49 0.31 0.33
5 0.33 0.80 0.25 0.44 0.20 0.31
10 0.20 0.67 0.17 0.40 0.14 0.29
  1. Time constants are in second.