Failure analysis of total hip replacement and the feasibility of fibre composites as an alternative material

Sadanala, Swapan (2015) Failure analysis of total hip replacement and the feasibility of fibre composites as an alternative material. [USQ Project]

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As biomedical engineering continues to advance in the modern age, basic engineering materials have become more useful despite their other engineering applications. Total Hip Replacement (THR) has remained as one of the biggest achievements in the history of biomedicine. As the demand for hip implants continue to increase, the necessity to improve the quality of these implants continues to increase every day. The following project provides a detailed understanding of the highlighted materials and techniques that have contribute to the development and failure of hip implants. The purpose of this project to provide a failure analysis of the hip implants currently being used in the industry and perhaps provide an alternative material as a feasible option to increase the quality of the implants.

The use of carbon fibre reinforced composite materials for biomedical hip implants is primarily focused in the following project to propose a theoretically justified preliminary design. The design is validated through a detailed Finite Element Analysis and Abrasive testing using standard methods. The results obtained through FEA suggested the addition of CFR-PEEK layer for femoral head surface offers the desirable strength and durability. To further validate the model, the abrasive test results demonstrated relatively low wear rates compared to most of the material specimens used.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical) project
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Goh, Steven
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 00:57
Last Modified: 31 May 2016 00:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: Failure analysis, hip replacement, alternative, fibre composite, abrasive testing
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401799 Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified

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