Quantifying the mode II critical strain energy release rate of borate bioactive glass coatings on Ti6Al4V substrates.

@article{Matinmanesh2017QuantifyingTM,
  title={Quantifying the mode II critical strain energy release rate of borate bioactive glass coatings on Ti6Al4V substrates.},
  author={A Matinmanesh and Yiming Li and Owen M. Clarkin and Paul Zalzal and Emil H. Schemitsch and Mark R. Towler and M. Papini},
  journal={Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials},
  year={2017},
  volume={75},
  pages={212-221}
}
Bioactive glasses have been used as coatings for biomedical implants because they can be formulated to promote osseointegration, antibacterial behavior, bone formation, and tissue healing through the incorporation and subsequent release of certain ions. However, shear loading on coated implants has been reported to cause the delamination and loosening of such coatings. This work uses a recently developed fracture mechanics testing methodology to quantify the critical strain energy release rate… CONTINUE READING