Faculty Advisor

Kohles, Sean S.

Abstract

The main goal of this project was to design tensile clamps and a pressure-volume testing device to test the mechanical properties of smoke-damaged and healthy tracheal tissue. Smoke-damaged tissue was hypothesized to be more elastic than healthy tissue, increasing its likeliness of collapse. The data that was collected for both smoke-damaged and healthy tissue was analyzed and compared. Through this comparison, it was concluded that smoke-damaged tissue was likely to collapse due to the tissue degradation caused by smoke inhalation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Program

Biomedical Engineering

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