Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Abstract

The project goal was to design a device to study the effects of directional stretch on model wound tissue in vitro to better understand cell-mediated matrix remodeling. Strip biaxial strain was attempted by varying the geometry of loading post platens of a commercial vacuum-driven cell-stretching device. FEA produced theoretical strain distributions and deformation software was used to validate the actual strain dispersal. Results from two novel platen designs can be used to improve production of accurate scar formation in vitro.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2005

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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