Midwest Mechanics Seminar
Pushing the Boundaries: From Detonations to Auto-injectors
Friday, April 13, 2018
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
1610 Engineering Hall
Joseph E. Shepherd, from Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at California Institute of Technology, will discuss his most recent work that examines the mechanics of auto-injectors used for self-administering viscous drug solutions contained in prepackaged syringes. Using a combination of instrumented devices, scaled-up models and numerical simulation, it demonstrates how large pressures and associated strains in the syringes result from the transient dynamics of device operation.