Optimization of Ultrasonic Tool Performance in Surgery

Yongqiang Qiu*, Zhihong Huang, Alan Slade, Gareth Thomson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper investigates the tool/material interface boundary conditions in an actual operation environment. The aim is to establish a fundamental understanding of the tool/material interfacial mechanisms using finite element methods and to predict how the vibration parameters and material properties might influence the overall system performance. In the simulation, a 3D FE simulation is being developed using dynamic mechanical analysis to characterize the vibration parameters of the tool at its tuned frequency. A selection of the material and geometry required for the tool is examined in this analysis. An ultrasonic cutting system is then implemented to achieve maximize ultrasonic benefits. This knowledge is then used to maximize ultrasonic benefits, and to quantitatively identify a close approximate model of the interfacial boundary conditions for estimating the effects on the die termination in the analytical stages of design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering - ECIFMBE 2008
PublisherSpringer
Pages899-902
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783540892076
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, ECIFMBE 2008 - Antwerp, Belgium
Duration: 23 Nov 200827 Nov 2008

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume22
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Conference

Conference4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, ECIFMBE 2008
CountryBelgium
CityAntwerp
Period23/11/0827/11/08

Keywords

  • Material/tool interaction
  • Ultrasonic tool design and optimization

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