Wear Studies on Silicon Carbide Whisker Reinforced Alumina
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Wear and biological response to wear debrisof artificial joints remain the major concerns in total hip arthroplasty (THA) .Silicon carbide reinforced alumina, Al2O3-SiCw,can be considered as a candidate for hip implants due to its high hardnessand toughness, aswell as chemical inertness. In this study, thewear and friction properties of Al2O3-SiCw areinvestigated by pin-on-disc experiments, with Hank’s Buffered Salt Solution(HBSS) as lubricant. Comparisons with BIOLOX®delta,the most commonly used ceramic in THA, under the same test conditions are made as well.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 43 p.
THA pin-on-disc ceramic-on-ceramic tribology
Other Materials Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-35923ISRN: KTH/MSE--11/26--SE+CER/EXOAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-35923DiVA: diva2:429775
2011-06-20, M127, 16:09 (English)