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dc.creatorMilios, Gregory Scott
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references: p. 61-64.en
dc.descriptionIssued also on microfiche from Lange Micrographics.en
dc.description.abstractAn important aspect to the success of a left ventricular assist device is that it exist in a form which is convenient for patient usage. A compact unit which can easily be carried during normal activities is essential when considering long term assist. The current research reduced the Texas A&M University-Multiple Disk Pump to a convenient size and shape by mounting the motor that powers the pump directly onto the pump housing. The motor profile is very slim as it's length is only one inch while it's diameter is 4.72 inches. Experimentation proved the unit capable of providing 5 L/min of flow at 100 mmHg outlet pressure, which accurately represents normal, resting physiological conditions, The efficiency of the new design is only half that of the previous design due to the necessity of increasing the shaft diameter and a subsequent increase in frictional resistance to shaft rotation. The new design is a significant improvement in practical use, however, and should serve as the starting point for further improvements.en
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectMajor bioengineering.en
dc.titleMiniaturization of a left ventricular assist deviceen
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