Publication Date

Fall 2016

Document Type

Final Report

Problem Statement

This is an overview of our project to design an expandable brush. This brush is designed to be versatile and able to clean a variety of vessels with narrow necks, wide bases, and complex geometries. Our prototype consisted of two parts: an outer sleeve with a deflector and a handle with a head piece to hold our bristle filaments. This design allows the user to insert the brush into a vessel and then control how far outward the bristles expand for easy cleaning.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)