Friction Properties of Laminated Composite Materials of Alpha-Tricalcium Phosphate–Filled Poly (Vinyl Alcohol) Hydrogels

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Yamamoto, Kanae; Iwai, Tomoaki; Shoukaku, Yutaka;
  • Publisher: 日本トライボロジー学会 = Japanese Society of Tribologists
  • Journal: Tribology Online, volume 10, issue 6 (MJTS 2014 Special Issue), pages 413-419 (issn: 1881-2198)
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  • Subject: polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel | friction coefficient | Stribeck curve | laminated composite material | alpha-tricalcium phosphate | hydroxyapatite

The aim of this study was to examine the mechanical characteristics of a polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel (PVA-H) as a candidate material for artificial joint cartilage. In the study, PVA-H was filled with α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP) in order to improve its mechanical prop... View more
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