Looped ends versus open ends braided stent: A comparison of the mechanical behaviour using analytical and numerical methods.

The present study has two major purposes: firstly, to investigate whether the analytical model proposed by Jedwab and Clerc for assessing the mechanical behaviour of an open ends metallic braided stent is applicable to the looped ends stent design and secondly, to compare the response of the two stent designs subjected to radial compression. We use finite… (More)