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Shape Memory Alloy: from Constitutive Modeling to Finite Element Analysis of Stent Deployment

F. Auricchio1,2,3,4,1,5,1, M. Contisup>1,5,S. Morgantisup>1,, A. Reali1,2,3

Department of Structural Mechanics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTRE), Pavia, Italy
Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche del CNR (IMATI), Pavia, Italy.
Centro di Simulazione Numerica Avanzata (CESNA), Pavia, Italy.
Institute Biomedical Technology (IBiTech), Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2010, 57(3), 225-244.


The use of shape memory alloys (SMA) in an increasing number of applications in many fields of engineering, and in particular in biomedical engineering, is leading to a growing interest toward an exhaustive modeling of their macroscopic behavior in order to construct reliable simulation tools for SMA-based devices. In this paper, we review the properties of a robust three-dimensional model able to reproduce both pseudo-elastic and shape-memory effect; then we calibrate the model parameters on experimental data and, finally, we exploit the model to perform the finite element analysis of pseudo-elastic Nitinol stent deployment in a simplified atherosclerotic artery model.


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Auricchio, F., Contisup>1,5, M., Morgantisup>1,, S., Reali, A. (2010). Shape Memory Alloy: from Constitutive Modeling to Finite Element Analysis of Stent Deployment. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 57(3), 225–244.

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