S. Belouettar

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In this work carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were used to increase the strength and toughness of the hydroxyapatite (HA) and consequently to reduce its brittleness. The combination of CNT, HA and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) has led to a new composite material, which has mechanical properties superior to those of conventional HA/PMMA for biomedical scaffold in(More)
In this study static and fatigue behaviours of honeycomb sandwich composites, made of aramide fibres and aluminium cores, are investigated through four-point bending tests. Damage and failure modes are reported and discussed. Global and local parameters were considered to evaluate the fatigue life of the analysed sandwich composites. Effects of core(More)
This paper deals with fatigue life prediction of 316L stainless steel cardiac stents. Stents are biomedical devices used to reopen narrowed vessels. Fatigue life is dominated by the cyclic loading due to the systolic and diastolic pressure and the design against premature mechanical failure is of extreme importance. Here, a life assessment approach based on(More)
This paper describes a new numerical method for the design of multi-step stamping tools, in which the optimization approach is based on the Response Surface Method (RSM) with Kriging interpolation as well as the Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) algorithm. The present work attempts to provide a reliable methodology for the optimum design of the forming(More)
Cosserat models of cancellous bone are constructed, relying on micromechanical approaches in order to investigate microstructure-related scale effects on the macroscopic properties of bone. The derivation of the effective mechanical properties of cancellous bone considered as a cellular solid modeled as two-dimensional lattices of articulated beams is(More)
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of liquid tin between its melting point and 1600 °C have been performed in order to interpret and discuss the ionic structure. The interactions between ions are described by a new accurate pair potential built within the pseudopotential formalism and the linear response theory. The calculated structure factor that(More)
The tensile yield stress of plasticized starch filled with montmorillonite has been studied as a function of the temperature and the strain rate and has been compared to the yield behavior of the original matrix. Aggregated/intercalated and exfoliated nano-biocomposites, obtained from different nanofillers, have been produced and tested under uniaxial(More)
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