Wear test apparatus for friction and wear evaluation hip prostheses

Hua, Z., Dou, P., Jia, H., Tang, F., Wang, X., Xiong, X., Gao, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-3738-3573, Huang, X. and Jin, Z., 2019. Wear test apparatus for friction and wear evaluation hip prostheses. Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, 5: 12. ISSN 2297-3079

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Wear is a key factor affecting the survivorship of artificial hip joints. Joint wear testers, as called "simulators," are developed to simulate the motions and force of human joints. By using simulators, in vitro wear tests could be performed for artificial joints. This paper introduces a new hip joint simulator developed for the biotribological investigation of artificial hip joints. Friction force measuring module has been set up and assembled to monitor the friction force during the wear tests. Validation tests have been performed using two kinds of wear couples of 28 mm CoCrMo femoral heads, against conventional and X-linked ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) acetabular cups. The hip joint simulator is a precise and reliable method, both for the wear evaluation and biotribological investigation of hip prostheses.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering
Creators: Hua, Z., Dou, P., Jia, H., Tang, F., Wang, X., Xiong, X., Gao, L., Huang, X. and Jin, Z.
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Date: 2019
Volume: 5
ISSN: 2297-3079
Rights: Copyright © 2019 Hua, Dou, Jia, Tang, Wang, Xiong, Gao, Huang and Jin. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 19 Jun 2019 08:47
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2022 11:26
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36854

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