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.

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