The goal of this research was to create and test polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) gel samples to simulate brain tissue. More specifically, PVA gel samples were fabricated to reproduce the anisotropy, isotropy, and elastic modulus of brain tissue. This reproduction of brain tissue will improve on current understanding on the mechanics of brain tissue and brain tissue with altered mechanical properties due to traumatic brain injuries.
Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study
Date of Submission
Wan, Justin and Bayly, Phil, "2019 Brain Tissue Replication Using PVA" (2019). Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Independent Study. 93.