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Title: Advanced textile composite ring for Ilizarov external fixator system
Authors: Baidya, K.P.
Ramakrishna, S. 
Rahman, M. 
Ritchie, A.
Keywords: Axial stiffness
Composite material
Ilizarov external fixator
In-plane compressive strength
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Baidya, K.P., Ramakrishna, S., Rahman, M., Ritchie, A. (2001). Advanced textile composite ring for Ilizarov external fixator system. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine 215 (1) : 11-24. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1243/0954411011533490
Abstract: The use of a radiolucent composite material permits easier and more accurate radiographic evaluation of the bone healing process, and results in a much lighter system. The finite element method (FEM) is employed to determine the worst possible in-service loading condition and the ring dimensions are modified accordingly. Half-ring prototypes are produced using two types of composite materials: knitted aramid fibre fabric reinforced epoxy and random short carbon (RSC) fibre reinforced epoxy. The in-plane compressive strength and axial stiffness of the complete frame are tested according to ASTM specifications. The performance is evaluated, and compared with an existing system in simulated in-service conditions.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/59389
ISSN: 09544119
DOI: 10.1243/0954411011533490
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