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Volume & Issue no: Volume 4, Issue 2, February 2015

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Title:
Improve Flexural Strength of PMMA/SR Polymer Blend by Reinforcement with Carbon Fibers as Prosthetic Foot Polymer Material
Author Name:
Ahmed NamahHadi, JawadKadhimOleiwi
Abstract:
ABSTRACT Prosthetic Foots or artificial limbs, are fabricated devices that provide amputees with a replacement for their missing limb, restoring some function , The development of polymer blend materials has, in recent years, led to technological advances across a wide range of applications in modern orthopedic medicine and prosthetic devices , In this study poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA) / silicone rubber ( SR ) reinforcement by carbon fiber ( CF ) blends has been developed as prosthetic foot materialby improved flexural properties as suitable polymer blend material for this application. Polymer blends (PMMA:SR) 90:10 ; 80:20 ; 70:30 ; 60:40 ; 50:50 were prepared reinforcements each one by carbon fibers from 5-15% ( CF ) the reinforcement material was short length and randomly , then flexural test was carried out for prepared specimens , and effect of reinforcement by carbon fibers on flexural strength of polymer blends were determined . From the results showed that the flexural strength, flexural modulus of five polymer blends was increased as reinforcement material increased and improved as best comparative prosthetic foot material. Keywords : Poly Methyl Mehta Acrylate ( PMMA ) , Silicone Rubber ( SR ) , Carbon Fibers ( CF )
Cite this article:
Ahmed NamahHadi, JawadKadhimOleiwi , " Improve Flexural Strength of PMMA/SR Polymer Blend by Reinforcement with Carbon Fibers as Prosthetic Foot Polymer Material" , International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM) , Volume 4, Issue 2, February 2015 , pp. 172-176 , ISSN 2319 - 4847.
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