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An experimental rig to study fluid structure flow interactions in biological flows

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posted on 2022-03-28, 16:38 authored by Ahmed Aldhafeeri
Design is surely a talent in the engineering field and every day it is developing more. Designing an experimental rig to test different human non-rigid body models is a new idea aimed at achieving more accurate results. Here, we design an experimental rig to test the flow structure interactions for several models. In this project, we want to make sure that the complete rig is able to run different models. The aim of this thesis is to design the experiments, including the components we need to attach. A linear actuator system will be designed for this rig and will be programmed to act on the model to apply a dynamic wall motion on the model. Also, designing moulds and casting models is part of this thesis and many techniques will be used to achieve that. In the following chapters, each part of the required tasks will be explained in detail.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Background and related work overview -- 3. The experimental rig -- 4. Linear actuator system -- 5. Fabrication and casting models -- 6. Results and discussion -- 7. Conclusion -- 8. Bibliography -- 9. Abbreviations -- Appendix.


Empirical thesis. Bibliography: pages 37-39

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis bachelor honours


BSc (Hons), Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Department, Centre or School

School of Engineering

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Shaokoon Cheng


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