Paper Title:

Processing and Mechanical Properties of Porous Titanium-Niobium Shape Memory Alloy for Biomedical Applications

Periodical Materials Science Forum (Volumes 561 - 565)
Main Theme PRICM 6
Edited by Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
Pages 1689-1692
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Jian Yu Xiong et al., 2007, Materials Science Forum, 561-565, 1689
Online since October, 2007
Authors Jian Yu Xiong, Yun Cang Li, Yasuo Yamada, Peter D. Hodgson, Cui E Wen
Keywords Mechanical Properties, Porous Metals, Space-Holder Sintering, Ti-Nb Alloy
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Ti-26 at.%Nb (hereafter Ti-26Nb) alloy foams were fabricated by space-holder sintering process. The porous structures of the foams were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The mechanical properties of the Ti-26Nb foam samples were investigated using compressive test. Results indicate that mechanical properties of Ti-26Nb foam samples are influenced by foam porosity. The plateau stresses and elastic moduli of the foams under compression decrease with the increase of their porosities. The plateau stresses and elastic moduli are measured to be from 10~200 MPa and 0.4~5.0 GPa for the Ti-26Nb foam samples with porosities ranged from 80~50 %, respectively.

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