Department - Author 1

Mechanical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Mechanical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Sarah Harding


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.