Stent Design Optimisation using fluid dynamics and mechanical testing

Multi-object Design, Fluid dynamics, mechanical testing, modelling

Stents are meshed wired scaffolds implanted into narrowed arteries to prevent heart attacks and strokes. They still fail in 1 in 10 patients besides being the most common treatment for the largest cause of death world-wide. 

The aim of our work is to expand a number of numerical CFD simulations to generate input for a developed multi-object algorithm. The optimum design trade offs for modern stents can then be determined through several iterations of solutions. 

The specific outcome are new guidelines for clinicians to be implemented in practice, guiding clinical decision making and industrial design.

 

Project team

Dr Susann Beier
Faculty of Engineering
Professor Tapabrata Ray
UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Key contact

Faculty of Engineering
s.beier@unsw.edu.au

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