8QA03 - Mechanics of a Blood Vessel


  • Experiments with a silicon model of a blood vessel and a real vessel
  • Error propagation and statistical analysis
  • Working with biological tissue
  • Written report, objective description versus interpretation

Learning objectives

knowledge: apply knowledge from the course 'Natuurwetenschappen', error analysis, one dimensional stress and strain, elasticity, Young's modulus, pressure, wave speed, behaviour of a system as a 'product' of geoemtrical and material properties.
skills: design of an experimental setup, measuring with simple instruments, design of an experimental protocol, writing of a measurement report, working with biological tissue.
attitude: statistical significance of results, ethical aspects.