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dc.contributor.advisorAlex Slocum.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDuffley, Samuel Cen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-28T15:35:17Z
dc.date.available2010-04-28T15:35:17Z
dc.date.copyright2009en_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/54456
dc.descriptionThesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 28).en_US
dc.description.abstractEndotracheal 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.statementofresponsibilityby Samuel C. Duffley.en_US
dc.format.extent28 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.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.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleThe analysis and design of a pressure-measuring syringe utilizing elastomeric bellowsen_US
dc.title.alternativePressure-measuring syringe utilizing elastomeric bellowsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc551163231en_US


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