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Material Selection and Performance Index for Polymeric Prosthetic Heart Valve Design1

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Jacob Brubert, Geoff Moggridge

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology,
University of Cambridge,
Cambridge CB2 3RA, UK

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13-16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 23, 2015; published online April 24, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(2), 020912 (Jun 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1047; doi: 10.1115/1.4030194 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 23, 2015; Online April 24, 2015

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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

Macroscopic crack growth against strain energy release rate for oriented BCP and isotropic polyurethane materials



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