Construction on finite element analysis method of coronary stent in cyclical bending-load environment simulated bending motion of coronary artery

Xiaodong Zhu, Kiyotaka Iwasaki, Jun Arai, Takafumi Oba, Hirotugu Tokutake, Mitsuo Umezu

    研究成果: Article


    [Aim] We aimed to construct a method of finite element analysis (FEA) on a coronary stent deployed in cyclically-bended artery. [Method] A CoCr alloy stent was analyzed using ADINA8.9 in three steps: (1) crimp the stent onto a balloon, (2) deploy the stent in the artery model by balloon inflation, (3) bend the artery model in the angle range from 105° to 125°. Finally, the fatigue safety factor (FSF) was calculated by stress amplitude and mean stress.[Result and Discussion] We found that the 1/FSF is higher at the links and crowns connected to links at the bended region. The portion of stent fracture observed in the durability tests was coincident with the higher 1/FSF region. [Conclusion] We constructed the FEA method of the coronary stent in the successive processes of crimping onto the balloon, deploying and bending in the artery model.

    ジャーナルTransactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
    出版物ステータスPublished - 2014 8 17


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biomedical Engineering