STP1178

    A Life Prediction Model for Fatigue Loaded Composite Femoral Prosthesis

    Published: Jan 1993


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    Abstract

    A life prediction model for fatigue loaded femoral prosthesis made from fiber-reinforced composite materials is presented. The model is developed based on a strength of materials approach/classical laminate analysis, and a critical element model, where biaxial mechanical and environmental loadings are taken into consideration. The model is shown to be capable of predicting the remaining strength and life of a composite femoral prosthesis.

    Keywords:

    femoral prosthesis, composite materials, fatigue damage, creep, moisture, life prediction


    Author Information:

    Liao, K
    Graduate student and Alexander Giacco professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

    Reifsnider, KL
    Graduate student and Alexander Giacco professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA


    Paper ID: STP15544S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F04.14

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15544S


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