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Analysis of the Effects of Non-Supine Sleeping Positions on the Stress, Strain, Deformation and Intraocular Pressure of the Human Eye

dc.contributor.advisorFlatau, Alison Ben_US
dc.contributor.authorVolpe, Peteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-05T06:34:56Z
dc.date.available2015-02-05T06:34:56Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2DS4T
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/16080
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents analytical models, finite element models and experimental data to investigate the response of the human eye to loads that can be experienced when in a non-supine sleeping position. The hypothesis being investigated is that non-supine sleeping positions can lead to stress, strain and deformation of the eye as well as changes in intraocular pressure (IOP) that may exacerbate vision loss in individuals who have glaucoma. To investigate the quasi-static changes in stress and internal pressure, a Fluid-Structure Interaction simulation was performed on an axisymmetrical model of an eye. Common Aerospace Engineering methods for analyzing pressure vessels and hyperelastic structural walls are applied to developing a suitable model. The quasi-static pressure increase was used in an iterative code to analyze changes in IOP over time.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of the Effects of Non-Supine Sleeping Positions on the Stress, Strain, Deformation and Intraocular Pressure of the Human Eyeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAerospace engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledBiomedical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDeformationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEyeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledIntraocular Pressureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNon-Supineen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledStrainen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledStressen_US


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