P08025: LVAD Durability Test Machine
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Durability Testing for an LVAD - P08025

Senior Design Poster

Senior Design Poster

Project Overview

To design and build a durability test machine for a magnetically levitated axial flow Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) that is being developed here at RIT. This proposed durability test machine will be used to test the operation of the VAD pumps with the principal goal of testing the pumps over long duration (>1 year) of operation. The test machine will emulate the conditions which the pump will experience when implanted in a human, but will not include details of the physiological states of the human circulatory loop. This test machine will be controlled and monitored by various computer systems and electronics. The test machine has to be extremely reliable and allow the operation of the pump(s) and associated flow loop(s) un-interupted for a continuous period of two years. This includes issues such as, Environmental Isolation, Power Grid Isolation, Reliable Data Storage, Networking, and Control Systems.
The ultimate goal of the project is to provide a testing fixture that will help the LVAD-R2 reach the clinical testing phase by providing data on the reliability of these devices. Note that this project is directed at development of the test machine and is no way responsible for proper operation or reliability of the VAD itself.
LVAD Magnetic Bearing Test Rig

LVAD Magnetic Bearing Test Rig

CARNA Solid Model

CARNA Solid Model

CARNA Photo

CARNA Photo

Sensor Brick Solid Model

Sensor Brick Solid Model

Sensor Brick Photo

Sensor Brick Photo

Computer System Sketch

Computer System Sketch

DMC Photo

DMC Photo

Administrative Information

Core Project Team

Project Information

Custom Contact Information

Planning

Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Required Resources

Concept Development

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Generate Concepts

Concept Analysis

Selected Concept(s)

Published Documents

Concept Design Review Presentation (SD I)

Detailed Design Review Presentation (SD I)

Final Project Review Presentation (SD I)

Final Design Review Presentation (SD II)

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Drawing Package with Assembly Instructions

Poster Publication

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