Follow this link to the ASTM website and find the long awaited for “Standard Guide for Finite Element Analysis of Metallic Vascular Stents Subjected to Uniform Radial Loading”.

This guide establishes general requirements and considerations for using finite element analysis techniques for the numerical simulation of metallic stents subjected to uniform radial loading. These stents are intended for use within the human vascular system.

It was developed in the F04.30.06 subcommittee for Cardiovascular Device Standards.  The co-chairs of the group are Ken Cavanaugh and Eitan Konstantino and we have about 40 active members with two face to face meetings per year.  There are numerous work items under way and new members are always welcome.  Please contact me for more information on joining our group.