Appropriate corrosion-fatigue testing of magnesium alloys for temporary bioimplant applications

Shervin Eslami Harandi, R. K. Singh Raman

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Magnesium (Mg) alloys are attractive for their great potential as temporary bio-implants. However, Mg alloys can suffer sudden cracking/fracture under the simultaneous action of cyclic loading and the corrosive physiological environment, i.e., corrosion fatigue (CF). Though there are reports on CF of Mg alloy, it is necessary that the investigations of such fracture should be performed under conditions that appropriately simulate those in actual human body conditions. This article describes a relatively more accurate testing procedure and preliminary data generated using this procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTMS 2016: Proceedings of the Magnesium Technology Symposium held at the 145th TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Subtitle of host publicationNashville, Tennessee; February 14-18, 2016
EditorsAlok Singh, Kiran Solanki, Michele V. Manuel, Neale R. Neelameggham
Place of PublicationHoboken NJ USA
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781119225805
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventMagnesium Technology Symposium 2016 - Music City Center, Nashville, United States of America
Duration: 14 Feb 201618 Feb 2016 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameMagnesium Technology
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
ISSN (Print)1545-4150


ConferenceMagnesium Technology Symposium 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
OtherThe Magnesium Technology Symposium, the event on which this collection is based, is one of the largest yearly gatherings of magnesium specialists in the world. Papers represent all aspects of the field, ranging from primary production to applications to recycling. Moreover, papers explore everything from basic research findings to industrialization. Magnesium Technology 2016 covers a broad spectrum of current topics, including alloys and their properties; cast products and processing; wrought products and processing; forming, joining, and machining; corrosion and surface finishing; ecology; and structural applications. In addition, there is coverage of new and emerging applications.
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  • Corrosion fatigue
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Three-point bending

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