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Title: Development of braided carbon/PEEK composite bone plates
Authors: Fujihara, K. 
Huang, Z.-M. 
Ramakrishna, S. 
Satkunanantham, K.
Hamada, H.
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Fujihara, K.,Huang, Z.-M.,Ramakrishna, S.,Satkunanantham, K.,Hamada, H. (2001). Development of braided carbon/PEEK composite bone plates. Advanced Composites Letters 10 (1) : 13-20. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this study, a novel fabrication method using braiding technique was applied to fabricate carbon/ PEEK composite bone plates. Four-point bending tests of the composite plates were carried out to compare with the conventional stainless-steel bone plate. The braided composite bone plates with considered braiding angles displayed a maximum bending moment in the range of 38.2 ∼ 44.0 % and bending stiffness in the range of 26.6 ∼ 30.2 % of those of a stainless-steel plate. The bending properties of braided composite plates are comparable with those of the polymer composite bone plates reported in the literature. The potential of braided carbon/PEEK composite material for bone fracture fixation applications is indicated.
Source Title: Advanced Composites Letters
ISSN: 09636935
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