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|Title:||Advanced textile composite ring for Ilizarov external fixator system||Authors:||Baidya, K.P.
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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