Biomechanical and photoelastic evaluation of a new synthetic composite femur bone for use in hip prosthesis studies

Randal P. Morris, Michael J. Grecula, William L. Buford, Rita M. Patterson

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Abstract

A comparative study of three synthetic composite femur bones using traditional biomechanical analysis and photoelastic strain measurements was presented. Studies showed that the use of shorter glass fibers in epoxy improved stiffness values. The presence of the intermedullary space was improved the deformation response and the overall strain distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-250
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Volume50
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 20011 Jul 2001

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