Fatigue Life Analysis of Coronary Stent

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    Abstract Objective After the implantation, coronary stent was expected at least to keep integrity and maintain the predicated function for over 10 years or 4e8 cycles under the pulsatile loading conditions, and the fatigue property of the stent should be evaluated. Method The finite method was used to analyze the stress distribution of different phases and evaluate the fatigue life according to Goodman criteria, meanwhile, the accelerated fatigue experiment was also performed . Results It could be concluded that the dangerous points were located in the lateral inner surface of stent curvature. Conclusion The results proved that the fatigue property could be simulated through the finite element analysis, which can provide the theoretical guidance for the stent design.

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LI Jian-jun, LUO Qi-yi, XIE Zhi-yong, LI Yu. Fatigue Life Analysis of Coronary Stent[J]. Journal of medical biomechanics,2010,25(1):68-73

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