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A novel foldable stent graft

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This dissertation concerns the structural design of medical stent grafts. A new type of an innovative stent graft has been developed. Unlike the conventional stent grafts which consist of a wire mesh and a covering membrane, the proposed stent graft can be made from a single folded sheet of material. Firstly, a detailed symmetric design of a foldable cylindrical tube for the new stent graft has been presented. Folding is achieved by dividing the structure into a series of identical elements ...

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Research group:
Civil Engineering
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
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Kuribayashi, K
Publication date:
2004
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2009-11-05

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