The objective of this project is to design and build a computer controlled testing system for planar biaxial stretching of soft connective tissues. The planar biaxial device designed in this paper has a four-axis control system as well as four components: a temperature-controlled testing chamber, a low friction sample attachment system, a stretching/force system, and a stress/strain measurement system. The device's design is unique due to its low force capability (< 0.5N), low cost (< $15,000), and real-time computer control.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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