Validation of an Analytical Model Describing Mechanical Properties of Porous BCP Ceramics


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Macroporous biphasic calcium phosphate bioceramics, for use as bone substitutes, have been fabricated by cold isostatic pressing and conventional sintering, using naphthalene particles as a porogen to produce macropores. The resulting ceramics, composite materials made of hydroxyapatite and β-tricalcium phosphate containing various macroporosities and microporosities, have been submitted to compression and three-point bending tests. The mechanical tests performed on the sintered ceramics tend to validate the modelling approach and its hypothesis, i.e. the material can be considered as a microporous matrix containing isolated macropores, and the critical flaw is a macropore.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 361-363)

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F. Pecqueux et al., "Validation of an Analytical Model Describing Mechanical Properties of Porous BCP Ceramics", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 361-363, pp. 15-18, 2008

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November 2007




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