Modelling of Processing of FGM Bioimplants
Bioimplants composed of metal and ceramic parts are recently widely used in medicine. It was shown that properties of these implants might be substantially improved with functionally graded materials (FGM). In this work ceramics FGM are considered with emphasis on the optimal processing technique. For ceramic balls and liners of total hip replacement prosthesis optimal sintering procedure is very important irrespectively on the initially selected graded composition profile to get beneficial stresses distribution after sintering and assembling. Different examples are shown and influence of the sintering and gradient profile selection on final properties is discussed.
Akira Kawasaki, Akinaga Kumakawa and Masayuki Niino
M. M. Gasik and B. S. Zhang, "Modelling of Processing of FGM Bioimplants", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 631-632, pp. 217-222, 2010