How to cite this article: Melander JR, Weiler RA, Miller BD, Schuman TP, Kilway KV, Day DE, Velez M, David Eick J. 2012. Estimation of properties of a photoinitiated silorane-based composite with potential for orthopaedic applications. J Biomed Mater Res Part B 2012:100B:163-169.
Estimation of properties of a photoinitiated silorane-based composite with potential for orthopaedic applications †
Article first published online: 18 NOV 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials
Volume 100B, Issue 1, pages 163–169, January 2012
How to Cite
Melander, J. R., Weiler, R. A., Miller, B. D., Schuman, T. P., Kilway, K. V., Day, D. E., Velez, M. and Eick, J. D. (2012), Estimation of properties of a photoinitiated silorane-based composite with potential for orthopaedic applications . J. Biomed. Mater. Res., 100B: 163–169. doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.31934
- Issue published online: 6 DEC 2011
- Article first published online: 18 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 1 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Received: 3 JAN 2011
- NIH/NIDCR. Grant Number: T32-DE07294 and R21-DE018336
- DOD. Grant Number: W81XWH
- orthopedic biomaterials;
- mechanical properties;
- handling properties
We have synthesized a filler-reinforced silorane composite that has potential applications in orthopaedic surgery, such as for a bone stabilizer. The purpose of the present work was to develop a method for estimating four properties of this material; namely, maximum exotherm temperature, flexural strength, flexural modulus, and fracture toughness. The method involved the use of mixture design-of-experiments and regression analysis of results obtained using 23 formulations of the composite. We validated the estimation method by showing that, for each of four composite formulations that were not included in the method development, the value of each of the aforementioned properties was not significantly different from that obtained experimentally. Our estimation method has the potential for use in the development of a wide range of orthopaedic materials. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part B: Appl Biomater, 2012.