Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

Approximately 20% of the world population suffers from nasal obstruction. The current method for treating this condition is an operation called a nasal turbinectomy. The effectiveness of this surgery has been evaluated mostly through patient perception and computer simulation, both of which can be inconclusive. To obtain more definitive results, pressure measurements and flow data were documented in this project using pre- and post-surgery scale models of the human nasal passages

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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