Continuum Blue

Cardiovascular Implantable Lead

Fatigue & Fretting Analysis

Client:
Cardiovascular Implant Companies

Application:
Fatigue Life analysis of an implantable micro-cable in cardiovascular applications.

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 Scope:  An implantable cardiovascular lead is with different design parameters such as pitch length and number of micro-filaments is assessed under cyclic loading for long term fretting fatigue damage. 

 Input:  Load Cycles | Fatigue Properties (S-N Curves) | Fretting Properties | Coefficient of Friction | Solid Mechanics (Stress-Strain)

 Outputs:  Fatigue Life | Cycles to Failure | Contact Micro-motion | Identification of Regions with Potential for Early Failure

 Physics: Micro Cable Design (Pitch Angles & Lengths, Micro-Fibre Diameters) | Contact | Load & Motion Cycles | Solid Mechanics (Stress-Strain)