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Shape optimization of stress concentration-free lattice for self-expandable Nitinol stent-grafts.
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PMID:  22304844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In a mechanical component, stress-concentration is one of the factors contributing to reduce fatigue life. This paper presents a design methodology based on shape optimization to improve the fatigue safety factor and increase the radial stiffness of Nitinol self-expandable stent-grafts. A planar lattice free of stress concentrators is proposed for the synthesis of a stent with smooth cell shapes. Design optimization is systematically applied to minimize the curvature and reduce the bending strain of the elements defining the lattice cells. A novel cell geometry with improved fatigue life and radial supportive force is introduced for Nitinol self-expandable stent-grafts used for treating abdominal aortic aneurism. A parametric study comparing the optimized stent-graft to recent stent designs demonstrates that the former exhibits a superior anchoring performance and a reduction of the risk of fatigue failure.
Ehsan Masoumi Khalil Abad; Damiano Pasini; Renzo Cecere
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biomechanics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-2380     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0157375     Medline TA:  J Biomech     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Mechanical Engineering Department, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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