2011-12 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

Biological Tissue Tensile Tester

Darrin Beekman, Jake Miller, Ethan Ulrich

Sponsor: Dordt College engineering department

A retrofit design solution will enable Dr. Frisch to investigate the structural properties of pig flexor tendons using Dordt College's tensile tester. Key components of the design include a new, interchangeable grip system, specialized tendon grips, a simpler control program, and improved measurement strategies.