Natural fiber reinforced composites for femoral component of total hip arthroplasty

Asgari, S. A., Hamouda, A. M. S., Mansor, S. B., Wirza, R. and Mahdi, E. 2005, Natural fiber reinforced composites for femoral component of total hip arthroplasty, Journal of mechanics in medicine and biology, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 443-454.


Title Natural fiber reinforced composites for femoral component of total hip arthroplasty
Author(s) Asgari, S. A.
Hamouda, A. M. S.
Mansor, S. B.
Wirza, R.
Mahdi, E.
Journal name Journal of mechanics in medicine and biology
Volume number 5
Issue number 3
Start page 443
End page 454
Total pages 13
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Place of publication Singapore
Publication date 2005
ISSN 0219-5194
Summary This paper describes a theoretical approach to compare two types of fiber reinforced composite materials for femoral component of hip implants. The natural fiber reinforced composite implant is compared with carbon fiber reinforced composite and the results are evaluated against the control solution of a metallic implant made of titanium alloy. With identical geometry and loading condition, the composite implants assumed lower stresses, thus induced more loads to the bone and consequently reduced the risk of stress shielding, whilst the natural fiber reinforced composite showed promising result compared with carbon fibers. However, natural fibers, as well as carbon fibers, lack the power to improve interface debonding due to excessive loads in interface. Nevertheless, natural fiber reinforced composite could be an appropriate alternative given its capability of tailoring and achieving the optimal fiber orientation and robust design.
Language eng
Field of Research 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
090302 Biomechanical Engineering
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30025296

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Engineering
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