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Numerical Simulation of Fatigue Crack Growth in Hip Implants

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    SYSNO ASEP0461706
    Document TypeJ - Journal Article
    R&D Document TypeJournal Article
    Subsidiary JČlánek ve WOS
    TitleNumerical Simulation of Fatigue Crack Growth in Hip Implants
    Author(s) Colic, K. (RS)
    Sedmak, A. (RS)
    Grbovic, A. (RS)
    Burzić, M. (RS)
    Hloch, Sergej (UGN-S) RID, SAI, ORCID
    Sedmak, S. (HR)
    Number of authors6
    Source TitleProcedia Engineering. - Amsterdam : Elsevier BV
    Roč. 149, č. 149 (2016), s. 229-235
    Number of pages7 s.
    Publication formOnline - E
    ActionInternational Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Materials, ICMEM 2016
    Event date06.06.2016 - 10.06.2016
    VEvent locationNový Smokovec
    CountrySK - Slovakia
    Event typeEUR
    Languageeng - English
    CountryNL - Netherlands
    Keywordsbiomedical application design ; extended finite element method (XFEM) ; Ti-6Al-4V alloy ; stress intensity factor (SIF) ; fatigue crack growth
    Subject RIVJQ - Machines ; Tools
    R&D ProjectsED2.1.00/03.0082 GA MŠk - Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)
    LO1406 GA MŠk - Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)
    Institutional supportUGN-S - RVO:68145535
    UT WOS000386946500030
    EID SCOPUS84980009995
    AnnotationIn this paper numerical analysis of hip replacement implant behaviour from a fracture mechanics perspective is presented. It is necessary to understand the fatigue crack initiation and propagation characteristics in order to prevent catastrophic failure of the implant. For the simulation of crack propagation extended finite element method (XFEM) was used, as being one of the most advanced modeling techniques for this type of problem. Short theoretical background information on the XFEM is provided, as well as the representation of crack and the stress intensity factors computation. For chosen titanium alloy hip implants numerical modeling and analysis were done in ABAQUS software. It is shown that is possible to assume hip implant mechanical behaviour to the existence of defects such as cracks by application of numerical simulation crack behaviour. The numerical results illustrate that XFEM is efficient for the simulation of crack propagation in complicated biomedical structures, without the need to re-mesh during the propagation if the finite element mesh is well defined.
    WorkplaceInstitute of Geonics
    ContactLucie Gurková,, Tel.: 596 979 354
    Year of Publishing2017
    Electronic address