Computer-aided design and manufacturing feasibility of a large-scale collagen protein model for educational use
Author(s)Kutas, Andrew, 1981-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
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A collagen molecule was chosen to be manufactured for use in classroom setting. The collagen model was modeled with the SolidWorks and Catia software packages. One chain of space-filled Collagen 1CGD was modeled with SolidWorks, and the entirety of space-filled Collagen 1BKV and 1CGD was modeled with Catia. The feasibility of manufacturing the model with rigid molds was examined, and it was shown that this strategy is infeasible. One chain of ball-and-stick Collagen 1CGD was begun. This thesis details the steps in creating the computer models and determining the manufacturing feasibility of the collagen physical model.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 47).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology