Development of thin-walled fibre-reinforced structures for medical applications

Austin B. Coffey*, A. Brazier, Morgan Tierney, Alan G. Gately, Conchur O Bradaigh

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There is a need in biomedical engineering for thin-walled, high-performance structures, which could be used as catheters, or as replacement implants in the body. This paper investigates the basic issues associated with filament winding of thin-walled structures, in which an ultra-thin layer (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-542
Number of pages8
JournalComposites part a-Applied science and manufacturing
Issue number6 SPEC.
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003


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  • B. Adhesion


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