Vessel and Plaque Representation

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This course is part of Self-Expanding Stents Simulation Certification. Finish all the courses associated with the Simulation Certification to earn the digital credential.

Stents are commonly used in the treatment of various vessel disorders and vascular diseases, most notably coronary artery disease. When designing stents it is necessary to ensure their proper function and confirm that the stent meets its numerous objectives. These include opening the occluded vessel and withstanding repetitive movements, while preventing breakage and failure due to varying loading conditions that could lead to fatigue.

In this course we will cover the detailed representation of blood vessels and plaque, including the details of modeling the various layers of the vessel and plaque. We also cover the associated hyperelastic material modeling and curve fitting to experimental data.

Each video-based lecture is accompanied by a printable handout and a step-by-step video-based workshop to follow in Ansys Mechanical.

There are two homework simulations examples: 

  • Evaluating various hyperelastic material models on a vessel 
  • Modeling a complex plaque geometry 

Finally, the course wraps up with a quiz. Let's get started.

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