RESEARCH PAPERS: Medical Devices and Sporting Equipment

Axial Fatigue Strength of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Bone Cement

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K. F. Martin, R. T. Davies, P. N. Rasiah

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Production, UWIST, Cardiff, U.K.

J. Mech. Des 102(4), 723-726 (Oct 01, 1980) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3254812 History: Received April 01, 1980; Online November 17, 2009


The use of surface treated high tensile carbon fibers as reinforcing in acrylic bone cement is discussed. This reinforcement is shown to have certain advantages over untreated high modulus fibers as previously advocated in that much smaller proportions of fiber produce a similar improvement in fatigue life. The use of smaller fiber proportion also has the beneficial side effect of retaining the good viscosity properties of the unreinforced acrylic cement.

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