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Modeling Stents Using Abaqus

Course Logistics

Take advantage of this live online course right from your desk. Each day of the class will begin with a lecture session. After the lecture, workshop sessions are conducted offline with technical support provided by hosting office via phone and email. Some hosting offices also allow for in-person attendance.



The simulation of stent behavior reveals detailed stress-strain distributions that are important in predicting device fatigue life. The complex geometry and material behavior of stents result in highly nonlinear and challenging analyses. This course focuses on the use of Abaqus for modeling and analyzing stents.  However, its content can be used for modeling and analysis of other types of medical devices whether stent-like or not. The course is targeted at engineers responsible for the design of medical devices who are looking to accelerate their understanding of the highly complex mechanical behavior associated with performance of such devices.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Creating geometry for modeling stents and tools
  • Choosing the proper element type
  • Material models: elastic-plastic (Stainless Steel), superelastic-plastic (Nitinol), hyperelastic (vessels)
  • Performing stent analyses: Static, Implicit and Explicit Dynamics
  • Contact and constraints
  • Postprocessig stent analyses
  • Fatigue evaluation using Goodman Diagrams

This online course is a customized subset of the Modeling Stents Using Abaqus course.

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus who work in the medical devices industry.

What is Included

Electronic copies of the training notes will be provided to each registrant for their personal use. Every registrant will also receive a copy of Abaqus Student Edition. No additional Abaqus licenses will be provided, so to ensure that you can perform all the workshops fully you will need access to a licensed copy of Abaqus.

Typical Lecture Session Times

Pacific Time (PT) – 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mountain Time (MT) – 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Central Time (CT) – 10 :00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Time (ET) – 11 :00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

UK Time (GMT) – 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.