Finite element analysis of the covered microstent

Linxia Gu, Ashok V. Kumar, Swadeshmukul Santra, Robert A. Mericle

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Finite element analysis that could help in designing covered stents and provide design-driven selection of suitable materials was discussed. For the study ultra-thin silicone covering of appropriate size was developed to capture onto the commercially available metal microstent. It was suggested that the results were helpful for understanding the effects of the covering on the mechanical behavior of the covered microstent. It was also suggested that the contact between the stent and the covering influences the mechanical behavior of the covered stent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-136
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress - Washington, DC., United States
Duration: Nov 15 2003Nov 21 2003


  • Aneurysm
  • Contact
  • Covered stent
  • Finite element analysis
  • Mechanical property
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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