External Ventricular Drain Setup
Tanner Ballance, Brandt Seitz, Maddie Thomae
September, 2017 -
Sponsored by Dr. Matt Trebella of Lupine Medical.
The team was tasked with building an experimental setup for studying external ventricular drains (EVDs).
The setup was to be able to control a height differential for gravity fed flow and collect and record data for the research.
The team designed and built a setup that was capable of performing all the tasks required by the sponsored.
I was primarily responsible for the electronics of the system which included:
1) a user interface
2) control of a stepper motor
3) data collection and communication between electronic devices
Cat Chaser Bot
Tanner Ballance, Dave Hoffman
March, 2017 -
A short project in which we modified a robot's obstacle detection code to chase objects instead of avoiding them.
Turns out, the robot's ultrasonic sensors are not very well suited for object tracking.
Modeling Free Convection in Non-compressible Flow
Tanner Ballance, Brandt Seitz
March, 2018 -
Developed a non-compressible flow solver that can incorporate the temperature equation and temperature effects on viscosity and density to simulate free convection.
This upped the complexity of solving the Navier-Stokes equations for non-compressible flow by coupling the temperature equation with the other equations through variable fluid properties. Overall, the solver was successful and stable at simulating different free convection cases.
| Materials Science
| Human Dynamics and Rehabilitation
| Dynamic Systems & Control
| Heat Transfer
| Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
| Noise Control & Acoustics