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2017 MS Defenses




Masters Candidate Matthew Kane - "Aeromechanical Response of an Axial Compressor In Stall"

WHERE: 103 Multidisciplinary Research Building
FROM: 8:30AM TO 10:30AM

Axial compressor stall causes unsteady aerodynamic loading that leads to blade vibration. Prolonged operation in stall can contribute to high cycle fatigue (HCF). The prediction of the impact stall has on HCF is a significant challenge. Information about the physics of stall is often obtained through the analysis of unsteady casing pressures, but no observed link has been shown between blade vibrations and unsteady casing pressures.

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Masters Candidate Andrew McNally - "Ex Vivo and Computational Assessment of a Novel Modular Anastomotic Valve Device for the Improvement Of Vascular Access"

WHERE: 103 Multidisciplinary Research Building
FROM: 3:30PM TO 3:30PM

Hemodialysis (HD) is required for patients experiencing end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The most common long-term failure mode for a HD vascular access is occlusion of the outflow vein, initiated by intimal hyperplasia (IH). IH has been associated with locations of low oscillatory wall shear stress (WSS) in the vein.

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