P09021: VAD Test Loop


Project Summary Project Information

Hydraulic flow loop for LVAD performance and blood compatibility testing: The hydraulic flow loop will be robust (leak proof), instrumented, easy to fill, drain, etc. The VAD team will use this for hydraulic testing of prototype pumps. Additionally, the same loop should have a small enough priming volume and be made of compatible materials so that it can be used for recirculating "blood bag" experiments.

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Project Name
LVAD Test Loop
Project Number
Project Family
Artifical Organ Engineering
Assistive Devices and Bioengineering
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Dr. Steven Day (ME Department)
Teaching Assistant
Ed Hanzlik
Primary Customer
Dr. Steven Day

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Test Plan

MSD1 Contract

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