Microstructural and dynamic mechanical characterization of biodegradable Magnesium-Calcium alloy for orthopedic implants

V. S. Brooks, Y. B. Guo

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Abstract

Magnesium-Calcium (Mg-Ca) alloy is an emerging metallic biomaterial for manufacturing biodegradable orthopedic implants. However, very few studies have been conducted on mechanical properties of the bi-phase Mg-Ca alloy, especially at the high strain rates often encountered in manufacturing processes. The mechanical properties are critical to design and manufacturing of Mg-Ca implants. The objective of this study is to study the microstructural and mechanical properties of Mg-Ca0.8 (wt %) alloy. Both elastic and plastic behaviors of the Mg-Ca0.8 alloy were characterized at different strains and strain rates in quasi-static tension and compression testing as well as dynamic split-Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) testing. It has been shown that Young's modulus of Mg-Ca0.8 alloy in quasi-static compression is much higher than those at high strain rates. Yield strength and ultimate strength of the material are very sensitive to strain rates and increase with strain rate in compression. Strain softening also occurs at large strains in dynamic compression. Furthermore, quasi-static mechanical behavior of the material in tension is very different from that in compression. The stress-strain data was repeatable with reasonable accuracy in both deformation modes. In addition, a set of material constants for the internal state variable plasticity model has been obtained to model the dynamical mechanical behavior of the novel metallic biomaterial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference
PublisherWeb Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791845813
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference - Detroit, United States
Duration: Jun 9 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

NameASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference
Volume2

Other

OtherASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit
Period6/9/146/13/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Keywords

  • Biodegradable implant
  • Biomaterial
  • Magnesium-calcium alloy
  • Mechanical behavior

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Brooks, V. S., & Guo, Y. B. (2014). Microstructural and dynamic mechanical characterization of biodegradable Magnesium-Calcium alloy for orthopedic implants. In ASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference [V002T02A029] (ASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference; Vol. 2). Web Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2014-4064