Geometric Representation — Lesson 2

A stent has a very small cross section. It can be modeled as a line body or solid body:

Line Body:


Solid Body:


How we model the stent can affect its therapeutic value and efficiency.

While simulation is necessary, it is also important to understand how the software can create a stent geometry from drawings and generate an ideal mesh.

This lesson discusses the pros and cons of using a line body versus a solid body. Also discussed is the approach of stent creation for simulation purposes.


Lecture Video

The geometry file can be found here.

Completed simulation files for the above example can be found here.