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Finite Element Studies of Needle–Tissue Interactions for Percutaneous Procedures1

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Bardia Konh, Parsaoran Hutapea

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Temple University,
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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 17, 2015; published online July 16, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(3), 030941 (Sep 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1097; doi: 10.1115/1.4030573 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 17, 2015; Online July 16, 2015

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Providing actuation forces to the needle's body via SMA wires

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Final deflected shape

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Comparison of the needle deflection: simulation and experimental results

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Fig. 2

Geometry and mesh of the needle insertion model




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