Chanda, A and Mukhopadhyay, Anoop Kumar and Basu, Debabrata and Chatterjee, S (1997) Wear and friction behaviour of UHMWPE - Alumina combination for total hip replacement. Ceramics International, 23 (5). pp. 437-447. ISSN 0272-8842

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The wear and friction behaviour of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) against high purity fine grained alumina, the ideal material combination for total hip joint prosthesis, were studied under different contact pressures and sliding velocities using a pin-on-disc type wear and friction monitor. The wear heights in wet conditions were found to be much lower than those in dry conditions, which followed a power law relationship with load after 3-5 km of sliding. Efforts were also made to find out the sequence of dominating wear mechanisms. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Limited and Techna S.r.l.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Bioceramics & Coating
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 08:04
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2015 06:58

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