Genetic Algorithm Search for Stent Design Improvements

  • K. Tesch
  • M. A. Atherton
  • M. W. Collins
Conference paper


This paper presents an optimisation process for finding improved cardiovascular stent design using Genetic Algorithms. An optimisation criterion based on dissipated power is used which fits with the accepted principle that arterial flows follow a minimum energy loss. The GA shows good convergence and the solution found exhibits improved performance over proprietary designs used for comparison purposes.


Genetic Algorithm Strain Rate Tensor Mesh Quality Stent Design Strut Thickness 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technical University of Gdansk Turbomachinery and Fluid Mechanics DepartmentGdanskPoland
  2. 2.South Bank University School of EngineeringLondonUK

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