Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

The objective of this project was to design a pulsatile flow generator for the analysis of wave propagation in blood vessels for implementation in the early detection of arterial disease. Latex iliac artery models, varying in arterial compliance and degrees of stenosis, were studied ex vivo utilizing the system at 1 Hz (60bpm) to validate the systems physiological functional capabilities. Validation methods proved successful as the physiological models produced waveform variances with changes in arterial wall mechanical properties and morphology.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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