*Invited* Patient-Specific Finite Element Analysis of SMA-Based Cardiovascular Implants

Thursday, May 23, 2013: 14:15
Congress Hall 1 (OREA Pryamida Hotel)
Prof. Ferdinando Auricchio , University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Dr. Michele Conti , University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Mr. Mauro Ferraro , University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Dr. Simone Morganti , University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Prof. Alessandro Reali , University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
The use of SMA is becoming more and more popular for both reusable and disposable biomedical devices especially for minimally-invasive cardiovascular procedures. In this scenario, the design of innovative devices able to combine the peculiar SMA material features with the clinical requirements is certainly challenge and calls for dedicated engineering tools/methodologies. Moving from such considerations, the study will present a computational workflow aiming at simulating in a realistic manner different cardiovascular procedures like carotid stenting or aortic grafting accounting for patient specific vascular anatomical models derived from medical images. At the same time our experience on using advanced SMA constitutive modeling and integration scheme to solve complex realistic boundary value problems taken from the world of biomedical applications will be also discussed.