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McGarry, JP,O'Donnell, BP,McHugh, PE,O'Cearbhaill, E,McMeeking, RM
2007
September
Journal Of Applied Mechanics-Transactions Of The Asme
Computational examination of the effect of material inhomogeneity on the necking of Stent struts under tensile loading
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TYPE-304 STAINLESS-STEEL CRYSTAL PLASTICITY ROOM-TEMPERATURE CORONARY STENTS MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES NUMERICAL-SIMULATION STRESS TRIAXIALITY DUCTILE FAILURE STRAIN BEHAVIOR
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989
This study presents a computational investigation of tensile behavior and, in particular necking due to material inhomogeniety of cardiovascular stent struts under conditions of tensile loading. Polycrystalline strut microstructures are modelled using crystal plasticity theory. Two different idealized morphologies are considered for three-dimensional models, with cylindrical grains and with rhombic-dodecahedron grains. Results are compared to two-dimensional models with hexagonal grains. For all cases, it is found that necking initiates at a significantly higher strain than that at UTS (ultimate tensile stress). Two-dimensional models are shown to exhibit an unrealistically high dependence of necking strain on randomly generated grain orientations. Three-dimensional models with cylindrical grains yield a significantly higher necking strain than models with rhombic-dodecahedron grains. It is shown that necking is characterized by a dramatic increase in stress triaxiality at the center of the neck. Finally, the ratios of UTS to necking stress computed in this study are found to compare well to values predicted by existing bifurcation models.
DOI 10.1115/1.2722776
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