Surface-texture design to generate narrowly distributed UHMWPE particles with specific sizes and shapes

H. W. Fang, S. M. Hsu, J. V. Sengers

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Abstract

Surface-texture design to generate narrowly distributed ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) particles with specific sizes and shapes was discussed. The correlations between the surface texture dimensions and the size and shape of wear particles generated were obtained. Lengths and aspect ratios of the generated particles were measured by using an Scion Image software. The viscoelastic behavior of UHMWPE has an impact on the dimensions of generated particles. A larger normal load or larger cutting-edge height results in a larger penetration depth.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

Conference

ConferenceTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period5/17/045/21/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Fang, H. W., Hsu, S. M., & Sengers, J. V. (2004). Surface-texture design to generate narrowly distributed UHMWPE particles with specific sizes and shapes. In Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress (Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress).