Date

6-2012

Degree Name

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Department

Mechanical Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Sarah Harding

Abstract

This report is documentation of a Senior Project completed by Dylan Reinsdorf and Kendall Smith, in partial fulfillment of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Medtronic Inc. approached the team with a need to quantify proximal conformity of stent grafts in the thoracic aorta. A solution was designed that included an aorta model that simulates clinical conditions, and a measurement method for stent graft conformability. This report documents all phases of the project, from sponsor requirements to final design to product realization and testing.

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