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Characterisation of loading and damage modes of fretting and the role of fretting damage in medical implants: a literature report

Project ID: HPMF-CT-2000-00882
Funded under: FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to summarize the literature reviewed during the preparation of radiotracer experiments in the framework of the Marie-Curie individual fellowship "Investigations of mechanically enhanced metal-ion release from biomaterials by means of radiotracer technique". The aim of the project is to develop a quantitative methodology for fretting studies by combining radiotracer techniques with mechanical testing. A literature research to evaluate preceding work was undertaken in order to address the following points:
What is fretting in terms of mechanical loading and related damage mechanisms?
How has material science so far described the damage induced by fretting?
Which parameters induce fretting damage?
What are the essential experimental set-ups used to investigate fretting?
Which methods are used to assess fretting damage?
Is there evidence for fretting damage or even failure due to fretting in medical implants?
How is the term 'fretting' used in medical literature in comparison to material science?

Additional information

Authors: SCHAAFF P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Biomedical Materials and Systems Unit, Ispra (IT);HOLZWATH U, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Biomedical Materials and Systems Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20555 EN (2003), 63pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200316185 / Last updated on: 2003-04-22
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en