Singha Roy, R and Mitra, Manoj and Basu, Debabrata (2005) Characterization of mechanical properties of alumina based hip joint prostheses. Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, 18 (2). pp. 166-173. ISSN 0971-1198

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Femoral heads of different designs were prepared with bio-grade alumina. The samples were prepared by isostatic pressing, turning and subsequent sintering for 2 hrs. at 1550oC, 1600o C, 1650o C. Equivalent bar samples were prepared through identical processing steps and their flexural strength were compared to the static fracture load of the alumina based femoral head. These heads were tested for cyclic fatigue under sinusoidal and walking loads and the results are discussed in the light of their microstructure, physical and mechanical properties.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alumina; Femoral head; Microstructure; Fatigue
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Bioceramics & Coating
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 09:51
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 09:51

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