MORE | Spring 2024

Non-Metallic Bio Polymer Composite Design and Selection for Replacement of Rigid Non-Degradable Orthopedic BioWare

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The overall goal is to build upon the previous work using GRANTA software to obtain estimates of mechanical properties of polymer-ceramic composite materials. This work is being extended by using finite element models. The aim is to employ designated ASTM standards to experimentally validate polymer-ceramic composite properties. Creation of bio composite design of bone fixation devices from the bio composite mechanical property estimates from computational data will serve as a basis to develop non-metallic composite bone fixation devices for orthopedic applications.

Student researcher

Sri Manaswini Palaparthi

Biomedical engineering

Hometown: Tempe, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2024