Simulation of Three-Point Bending Test of Titanium Foam for Biomedical Applications
Using Titanium (Ti) foam as an implant material is a new approach for biomedical applications and it is important to understand the mechanical behaviors of this new foam material. In the present study, the bending of the Ti foam has been simulated and compared against recently published data . FE Analysis has been performed by Abaqus software. Stiffness and Yield strength of foams between 50% (cortical bone) to 80% (cancellous bone) porosity range were considered. This study showed that crushable foam material model in Abaqus, which has developed primarily for Aluminum (Al) foam alloys, is also valid for Ti Foam before any crack or damage occurs in the sample.
John Bell, Cheng Yan, Lin Ye and Liangchi Zhang
S. Kashef et al., "Simulation of Three-Point Bending Test of Titanium Foam for Biomedical Applications", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 32, pp. 237-240, 2008