Fatigue failure of metallic biomaterials

M. Niinomi

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Fatigue failure is a significant problem in the usage of metallic biomaterials. Understanding the fatigue characteristics of metallic biomaterials is important for the long term usage of the implants made of metallic biomaterials. Fatigue strength including fatigue strength level, fatigue strength in vitro and in vivo, notch fatigue strength, fatigue strength and surface modification, fatigue strength and surface hardening treatment, fatigue strength and bioactive surface modification, improvement of fatigue strength including fatigue strength and heat treatment, fatigue strength and aging, fatigue strength and thermomechanical treatment, fatigue strength and unstable phase, fatigue strength and thermochemical treatment, fatigue crack propagation characteristics including short and long fatigue crack propagation in air and in vitro, improvement of long fatigue crack propagation resistance, fretting fatigue strength in air and in vitro of metallic biomaterials, and fatigue strength of wire made of new biomedical titanium alloy are described in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetals for Biomedical Devices
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)9781845694340
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar


  • Fatigue crack propagation
  • Fatigue strength
  • Fretting fatigue
  • Surface modification
  • Thermomechanical treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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