Verification of Strain Level Calculations in Nitinol Fatigue Resistance Predictions

    Published: Jan 2007

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    A method to confirm FEA strain level predictions was developed for small nitinol-compressive specimens by taking micron magnitude measurements from SEM images. The technique was used to confirm predictions of an earlier report of fatigue resistance.


    fatigue, nitinol, compressive, SEM, stent, FEA (Finite Element Analysis)

    Author Information:

    Pike, Kelly
    Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP45240S

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