An Investigation of Factors Impacting Nitinol Wire Fatigue Life

    Volume 6, Issue 8 (September 2009)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 3 September 2009

    Page Count: 6


    Wong, S.
    Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA

    Lin, Z. C.
    Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA

    Tahran, A.
    Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA

    Boylan, J.
    Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA

    Pike, K.
    Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA

    Kramer-Brown, P.
    Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA

    (Received 12 November 2008; accepted 16 June 2009)

    Abstract

    The purpose of this study is to identify factors that affect superelastic Nitinol fatigue resistance using a commercially available wire specimen. The study reveals the fatigue resistance of Nitinol wire as functions of surface finish, inclusions, processing, and applied stress applied. Nitinol wires were fatigue tested using the rotating beam fatigue method. The sample strains were verified using a direct strain-measurement method. Wires with outer diameters ranging from 0.127 to 0.343 mm processed with a mechanical and/or electropolished surface finish were compared to one another.


    Paper ID: JAI102195

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI102195

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    Title An Investigation of Factors Impacting Nitinol Wire Fatigue Life
    Symposium Presented at the ASTM Second Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture of Medical Metallic Materials and Devices, 2008-05-07
    Committee E08