Mechanical performances for a composited bioresorbable stent were investigated by using the finite element method, which concerns the elastoplastic large deformation of expansion and springback during stent implantation. The introduced stent is composited by the outer layer of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) and the core of magnesium alloy (Mg alloy). As comparisons, meanwhile two single-material stents of PLLA and Mg alloy with the same geometric structures as the composited stent were considered. The numeric simulation results indicated that, the wrapping of PLLA can make the maximum Mises stress locate at the interior, it is beneficial to slow down the earlier surface degradation of stents caused by stress concentration. Also, the variation of residual deformation and stress distribution in Mg alloy core after PLLA outer layer degraded entirely are analyzed. The distributions of normal and total shear stresses on the interface of two materials were also calculated for the cases of expansion and springback. In addition, the analysis reveals the radius of implanted stent is in approximate linearly related to the expansion displacement load.Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Yanan Chen,Xinchun Shang