Over the past couple of months, the team has been working to optimize the venous stent design. To accomplish this, ANSYS was used to perform flow and mechanical tests that were used to optimize every aspect of the stent.
ANSYS Fluent Flow Testing
ANSYS Static Structural Compression Testing
Results from these tests were analyzed using a scoring method the team developed. Parameters that were optimized include:
- Ring Shape
- Ring Height
- Connection Shape
- Connection Length
- Number of Connections
- Strut Thickness
- Strut Width
Finally, the team was able to determine the following design is optimized for use in treating May-Thurner Syndrome.