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Thermoelastic analysis of high pressure angioplasty balloons

Eaton-Evans, J., Dulieu-Barton, J.M., Little, E. and Brown, I. (2006) Thermoelastic analysis of high pressure angioplasty balloons Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 220, (3), pp. 425-438. (doi:10.1243/09544119H00805).

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Failures in angioplasty balloons are investigated using typical destructive techniques. The material properties of moulded balloons are derived from tensile tests and used to establish the reasons for failure of the balloons. Thermoelastic stress analysis is used to determine the stress distribution in the balloons and a means of interpreting the data to derive actual stresses is described. The departure from linear elastic behaviour in the angioplasty balloons is identified using thermoelastic analysis. The results from the thermoelastic analysis are discussed and compared to those from the destructive tests, and the technique is shown to be a potential new means for non-destructive analysis of angioplasty balloons.

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Submitted date: December 2004
Published date: May 2006
Keywords: thermoelastic analysis, high-pressure angioplasty balloons, failures
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 37514
ISSN: 0954-4119
PURE UUID: 96e8bb74-65cf-4a90-a315-6b9963b2cbc7

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Date deposited: 22 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:42

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