Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) analysis of stent-graft for aortic endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR): Material and structural considerations

Raja Jayendiran, Bakr Nour, Annie Ruimi

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Abstract

The effect of hemodynamic load on various stent-graft designs used for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in cardiovascular treatments is studied using a numerical fluid-structure interaction (FSI) analysis that couples computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA). Radial displacements, mechanical stresses, wall shear stress and wall compliance quantities are evaluated for four stent materials and one graft material. The strut thickness is varied from 0.3 mm to 1 mm. The materials are assumed linearly elastic and isotropic while blood is assumed as a Newtonian and incompressible medium with a pulsatile and turbulent flow profile. Time dependent pressure conditions are assumed at the inlet and outlet. Results are benchmarked against a study taken from the literature and indicate that the stent material and the strut thickness greatly influence the mechanical behavior of the structure. This computational study will serve as an additional tool to vascular surgeons when assessing the choice of material and design for stent-graft recipients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-110
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Volume87
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

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Keywords

  • Endovascular repair
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Stent-graft
  • Wall shear stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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