Like structural analysis, simulation evaluates various properties of a stent virtually, without having to perform complex experiments.
With simulation, you can carry out powerful “what-if” studies to optimize a stent design.
Simulation is even recommended by the FDA guidance document to determine properties such as stress, strain, fatigue life and other quantities.
And it also makes patient-specific designs possible.
Check out the following video and handout for more details about the role simulation plays in stent design.