Analysis of the young's modulus and fracture behaviour of a particulate-filled biocomposite

J. A. Juhasz, S. M. Best, Masakazu Kawashita, N. Miyata, T. Kokubo, T. Nakamura, W. Bonfield

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The effect of varying particulate filler volume fraction on the Young's modulus was analyzed in order to determine the most suitable equation to express the behavior of the current composite. The fracture surfaces were observed under a field-emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) after three-point bend testing. The Nielsen and Chow equations demonstrated the best-fit to the current composite behavior. Three point bend testing demonstrated AWPEX-50 to be the most promising for use as an orthopaedic implant material.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2004 May 172004 May 21

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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