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Stryker Osteonics: Prosthetic Knee Joint

Hjorth, P.G. and King, J. and Korobeinikov, A. and Mason, J. and McKee, S. and Wilson, S. (2008) Stryker Osteonics: Prosthetic Knee Joint. [Study Group Report]



We examine, within a simple bearing model of a knee joint that only consideres pure sliding, the effect of the presence of a small vertical hole in the load area on the fluid film properties. The calculations indicate that fluid is entrapped in such a hole, which, for constant load, causes a smaller minimal film separation of the two surfaces.
This will lower the horizontal friction, but may also bring about surface contact in high load situations.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Materials
Medical and pharmaceutical
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 62 (Limerick, Ireland, Jan 21-25, 2008)
Company Name:University of Limerick
ID Code:219
Deposited By: Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:05 May 2009 14:51
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:49

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