UROP Fellowship: Engineering
Research Mentor(s): Adam Abraham, PhD
Research Mentor Institution/Department: Michigan Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Presentation Date: Wednesday, August 4th
Session: Session 1 (3pm-3:50pm EDT)
Breakout Room: Room 1
In determining engineering stress, a shape’s cross section is estimated and then the stress is calculated from there. For engineering materials, a general idea of the stress a part undergoes is usually all that is needed. However, when calculating stress on biological tissues, such as mouse tendons, it is more difficult due to the irregular shape, size, and precision needed. My research has been to develop a photogrammetry set up that automatically acquires pictures from multiple angles and in conjunction with a secondary software, calculates the cross sectional area of mouse tendon (or other object) in order to improve the accuracy of data for research.