Faculty Advisor

Shivkumar, Satya

Abstract

A polyurethane-based shape memory polymer was used to produce a hollow surgical stent. A straight tube was initially extruded and then trained by heat treatment to transform into a coil of the desired diameter when heated above the glass transition temperature. The results indicated that small lumen diameter yielded better shape recovery.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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