Savilonis, Brian James
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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