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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
1

Fabrication and Mechanical Properties Analyses of The High Performance Polymers Reinforced with Nano-Sized Particles

Tsai, Cheng-Ming 20 August 2003 (has links)
none
2

Fertigungs- und Maschinenkonzept zur kontinuierlichen Herstellung endloser faserverstärkter Thermoplastrohre /

Schmidt, Florian. January 2005 (has links)
Zugl.: Aachen, Techn. Hochsch., Diss., 2005.
3

Melt spinning of fine PEEK filaments Schmelzspinnen von feinen PEEK Filamenten /

Golzar, Mohammad. January 2004 (has links) (PDF)
Dresden, Techn. University, Diss., 2004.
4

Metallisierung von Folien auf der Basis von Polyetheretherketon (PEEK) für flexible Schaltungsträger

Weiss, Carsten. January 1900 (has links)
Erlangen, Nürnberg, Universiẗat, Diss., 2002. / Dateien im PDF-Format.
5

Exploring the Effect of Pore Size and Distribution on Shear Strength of Surface Porous Polyetheretherkeytone (PEEK)

Wyche, Rebecca Ellen 18 August 2015 (has links)
Cervical spinal fusion cages are primarily used to stabilize intervertebral space and promote fusion between two vertebrae. Current cervical cages are made of either titanium or polyetheretherketone (PEEK), with PEEK recently becoming the more favorable choice due to its MRI compatibility. While previous research reveals ranges of pore diameters ideal for bone ingrowth, the effect of pore size, porosity, layer thickness and strut thickness on mechanical properties such as shear strength for PEEK, are not known at this time. The goal of this study was to determine the effect of pore size and other parameters on shear strength of surface porous PEEK. Micro-computed tomography (μCT) was used to analyze the porous layers on PEEK and the samples will then undergo shear testing. The data obtained was used to look at trends in parameters and their effect on shear strength in hopes of ultimately optimizing those parameters to promote osseointegration, while maintaining the ability to withstand shear stresses the device will face while implanted in the cervical spinal region of the body.
6

Increase in power density of plastic gears for automotive applications

Kono, Shiro January 2002 (has links)
No description available.
7

Fatigue Behavior and Modeling of Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) under Constant and Variable Amplitude Loadings

Shrestha, Rakish 09 December 2016 (has links)
The fatigue behavior and cyclic deformation of polyether ether ketone (PEEK) subjected to various uniaxial cyclic loading conditions were experimentally investigated. These include constant amplitude and multi-block loading conditions at various frequencies with zero and non-zero mean strains. Under constant amplitude loading, increasing the test frequency generally resulted in longer fatigue lives for PEEK, while a minimal effect of tensile mean strain was observed. For all fatigue tests under fully- reversed multi-block loadings, pre-loading was found to have a significant beneficial effect on PEEK fatigue resistance irrespective to the load sequence. However, no obvious load history and sequence effect on fatigue behavior was observed for pulsating tension block loading tests. Additionally, three models; strain-based, strain-stress-based, and energy-based models, were correlated to the experimental data in this study. The energy approach was found to provide better fatigue life predictions for PEEK under constant and multi-block loadings with various strain ratios and frequencies.
8

Fibre-matrix interactions in reinforced thermoplastics

Rose, Ansgar January 1997 (has links)
No description available.
9

Wear of PEEK All-Polymer Articulations for Cervical Spinal Disc Arthroplasty

Austin, Heather January 2008 (has links)
The conventional treatment for degenerative disc disease (DDD) and disc herniation is spinal fusion, a process consisting of fusing two segments of the spine together. Arthroplasty treatments that preserve the natural motion of the spine are still in the early stages of development. Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) involves removal of the existing damaged disc and replacement with an articulating implant. The materials used for implants must possess excellent biocompatibility, strength, and wear resistance properties. Spinal implants in particular should also allow precise post-operative imaging because surgeons rely on imaging tools to check for migration of the implant and nerve impingement post-operatively. The purpose of the current thesis is to investigate the wear behaviour of three different versions of poly-ether-ether-ketone (PEEK), a radiolucent polymer that does not distort MRI images, articulating against themselves. The materials tested include: PEEK OPTIMA (OPT), carbon-fiber reinforced (CFR) PEEK and carbon-nanofiber (CNF) PEEK. A series of wear tests were performed on a pin-on-plate apparatus that imposed reciprocating crossing-path motion to the articulating specimens. The first series of wear tests, “normal conditions tests”, consisted of application of 80 N for 2.0 million cycles (Mc). Continuation of testing was aimed at evaluating the tribological behaviour of the materials under “adverse conditions”. The adverse conditions involved increasing the load every 0.15 Mc until the material showed significant surface damage. The materials were tested in a 12g/L protein concentration alpha calf fraction serum, at 37˚C. The wear of the specimens were evaluated using volumetric wear calculations and microscopy. The lowest wear, at the end of the normal conditions test, occurred with the articulation of CFR PEEK-on-CFR PEEK, and the highest wear, after 2.0 Mc, occurred with CNF PEEK-on-CNF PEEK. The adverse conditions revealed the highest wear value for PEEK OPT. Surface damage was apparent on both the PEEK OPT and CFR PEEK specimens; however, volumetric wear measurements performed on the specimens did not indicate a rise in wear for CFR PEEK, though surface damage was visibly noted. CNF PEEK was not tested to failure, although surface damage was evident as the material neared the end of the adverse conditions test. The PEEK OPT wear values after the normal conditions test are similar to those reported for spine simulator studies on a PEEK OPT-on-PEEK OPT all-polymer lumbar nucleus implant. This tentatively suggests that the normal test conditions represent a clinically realistic range. CFR PEEK shows the most promise for application in cervical disc arthroplasty. The other versions of PEEK possess excellent imaging qualities but had inferior wear resistance compared with CFR PEEK. However, wear volumes found in the present thesis for all three versions of PEEK after the “normal conditions” test were considerably lower than those found for stainless steel (SS) in similar testing. Prestige® STLP, composed of SS, is an FDA approved product that is currently implanted in patients in the United States.
10

Wear of PEEK All-Polymer Articulations for Cervical Spinal Disc Arthroplasty

Austin, Heather January 2008 (has links)
The conventional treatment for degenerative disc disease (DDD) and disc herniation is spinal fusion, a process consisting of fusing two segments of the spine together. Arthroplasty treatments that preserve the natural motion of the spine are still in the early stages of development. Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) involves removal of the existing damaged disc and replacement with an articulating implant. The materials used for implants must possess excellent biocompatibility, strength, and wear resistance properties. Spinal implants in particular should also allow precise post-operative imaging because surgeons rely on imaging tools to check for migration of the implant and nerve impingement post-operatively. The purpose of the current thesis is to investigate the wear behaviour of three different versions of poly-ether-ether-ketone (PEEK), a radiolucent polymer that does not distort MRI images, articulating against themselves. The materials tested include: PEEK OPTIMA (OPT), carbon-fiber reinforced (CFR) PEEK and carbon-nanofiber (CNF) PEEK. A series of wear tests were performed on a pin-on-plate apparatus that imposed reciprocating crossing-path motion to the articulating specimens. The first series of wear tests, “normal conditions tests”, consisted of application of 80 N for 2.0 million cycles (Mc). Continuation of testing was aimed at evaluating the tribological behaviour of the materials under “adverse conditions”. The adverse conditions involved increasing the load every 0.15 Mc until the material showed significant surface damage. The materials were tested in a 12g/L protein concentration alpha calf fraction serum, at 37˚C. The wear of the specimens were evaluated using volumetric wear calculations and microscopy. The lowest wear, at the end of the normal conditions test, occurred with the articulation of CFR PEEK-on-CFR PEEK, and the highest wear, after 2.0 Mc, occurred with CNF PEEK-on-CNF PEEK. The adverse conditions revealed the highest wear value for PEEK OPT. Surface damage was apparent on both the PEEK OPT and CFR PEEK specimens; however, volumetric wear measurements performed on the specimens did not indicate a rise in wear for CFR PEEK, though surface damage was visibly noted. CNF PEEK was not tested to failure, although surface damage was evident as the material neared the end of the adverse conditions test. The PEEK OPT wear values after the normal conditions test are similar to those reported for spine simulator studies on a PEEK OPT-on-PEEK OPT all-polymer lumbar nucleus implant. This tentatively suggests that the normal test conditions represent a clinically realistic range. CFR PEEK shows the most promise for application in cervical disc arthroplasty. The other versions of PEEK possess excellent imaging qualities but had inferior wear resistance compared with CFR PEEK. However, wear volumes found in the present thesis for all three versions of PEEK after the “normal conditions” test were considerably lower than those found for stainless steel (SS) in similar testing. Prestige® STLP, composed of SS, is an FDA approved product that is currently implanted in patients in the United States.

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