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Laser Welding of a Stent

Budd, C J and Hewitt, Ian and Mitchell, Sarah and Coles, Chris and Rankin, James and Rodrigues, David and O’Brien, Mick and McKee, Sean and Vynnycky, Michael and King, John and McGinty, Sean (2008) Laser Welding of a Stent. [Study Group Report]

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We consider the problem of modelling the manufacture of a cylindrical Stent, in which layers of a plastic material are welded together by a Laser beam. We firstly set up the equations for this system and solve them by using a Finite Element method. We then look at various scalings which allow the equations to be simplified. The resulting equations are then solved analytically to obtain approximate solutions to the radial temperature profile and the averaged axial temperature profile.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Materials
Medical and pharmaceutical
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 62 (Limerick, Ireland, Jan 21-25, 2008)
Company Name:Boston Scientific
ID Code:218
Deposited By: Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:05 May 2009 14:52
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:49

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