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The analysis and design of a pressure-measuring syringe utilizing elastomeric bellows

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dc.contributor.advisor Alex Slocum. en_US
dc.contributor.author Duffley, Samuel C en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-28T15:35:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-28T15:35:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/54456
dc.description Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2009. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 28). en_US
dc.description.abstract Endotracheal tube insertion requires the measurement of very low pressure. Currently, there exists no reliable method or device that is integral with the inflation syringe for measuring this pressure. Thus, a device for quickly and easily reading the pressure was created within the syringe currently used to pressurize the tube. This device takes the form of elastomeric bellows. These bellows were analyzed to determine the optimum geometry for the pressures involved in the procedure. Although no closed-form model exists for this analysis, FEA was used to obtain accurate results. Using the optimized bellows, a complete for-manufacturing design was created. This design concept has received much acclaim from the medical community and has great promise in transforming many medical procedures which require such measurement.. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Samuel C. Duffley. en_US
dc.format.extent 28 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title The analysis and design of a pressure-measuring syringe utilizing elastomeric bellows en_US
dc.title.alternative Pressure-measuring syringe utilizing elastomeric bellows en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 551163231 en_US


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