STP1481: Verification of Strain Level Calculations in Nitinol Fatigue Resistance Predictions

    Pike, Kelly
    Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA

    Pages: 8    Published: Jan 2007


    Abstract

    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.

    Keywords:

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


    Paper ID: STP45240S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP45240S


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