This paper details the design, development, and preliminary experimental results of a device capable of measuring diffusion through aortic wall samples over time to determine permeability. Initial sketches and 3D CAD designs provided proof of concept. Initial trials showed effective waterproofing of inner and outer drum design in conjunction with the specified O-ring. Overall, the system was effective in measuring the diffusion across aortic membranes, but improvements to materials as well as experimental procedure would produce more accurate experimental results.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission