Understanding, predicting and preventing failure of Ti-Ni shape memory alloys used in medical implants

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In this chapter, the focus is on the mechanical fatigue of shape memory alloys intended for use in biomedical applications. Emphasis is placed on understanding the current state of knowledge regarding processing-structure-property relationships under cyclic loading. In addition, the major factors to consider when designing a Ti-Ni device for resistance to mechanical fatigue are discussed. © 2009 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gall, K

Published Date

  • January 1, 2008

Book Title

  • Shape Memory Alloys for Biomedical Applications

Start / End Page

  • 150 - 172

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781845693442

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1533/9781845695248.1.150

Citation Source

  • Scopus