Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

This project developed a mechanical model for simulating blood flow through the abdominal aorta and iliac arteries. Artificial artery systems were constructed to simulate healthy and diseased states. Measurements of the flow were taken to determine if a change in pressure between states was statistically significant. Data was obtained through LabView and waveform analysis conducted with the Fast Fourier Transform. The ultimate goal of the project was to assess the feasibility of a non-invasive procedure to diagnose early stage atherosclerosis.

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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