An updated timeline for the Stent Team:

Finalize Simulation Testing Protocol by February 1

  • Flow, pinching and hoop stress verification protocols
  • Determine appropriate parameters/initial conditions
  • Determine and justify whether or not to use the actual curved vessel, ¬†deformable wall, or simplified model

Develop Mechanical Testing Protocol and Order Parts by February 17

  • Flow loop – tubing, connectors, peristaltic pump, blood/blood substitute
  • Instron – 3d printed spine(?), tubing, attachments

Optimize Stent by March 10

  • Create various stents altering strut shape, thickness, width, connections, spacing
  • Test to meet specifications using the developed protocols

Finish Printing by March 17

Finish Physical Testing by April 21