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Application of Flexible Matrix
Composites to Lower Leg
Amputee Prosthetics
Team Members: Jacob Robison, Logan Miller, Vamshi
Kammari, Ian Marcus, Trey Moore
Advisors: Dr. Michael Madigan, Dr. Michael Philen
The goal of this senior design project is to improve prosthetic
comfort and fit by applying a structure of flexible matrix
composites to the socket of prosthetic legs. Our hope is that
these tubes may be assembled into a liner for prosthetics to
account for volume change in residual limbs.
Key Features:
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Flexible Matrix Composite (FMC)
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Carbon based fibers encasing flexible tube
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Angle of fiber determines behavior
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Tubes assembled to make flexible structure
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Structure can be pressurized to alter volume and
stiffness
Deliverables:
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Computer model of pressurized FMC tube predicting
volume change
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Fabricated single tube FMC and structures
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Recommendation of optimal FMC structure for use in
transtibial prosthetic