Mechanical Propertied Of The Prosthesis Limp From PVC Glass Fiber Sandwich
The development of polymer composite materials led to technological advances across a wide range of
applications in modern orthopaedic medicine and prosthetic devices. Composites typically possess a superior strength to
weight characteristic compared to monolithic materials as well as excellent biocompatibility. In particular, the development
of specifically designed carbon fiber sports prostheses now allows lower-limb amputees to actively participate in competitive
sports. An artificial prosthesis of composite glass fiber reinforced with epoxy resin was prepared. Two layers of glass fiber
were laminated together with PVC foam sandwich between the two layers of glass fiber. Epoxy resin was used to laminate
the layers of the composite material, and the vacuum process was applied to manufacturing the compositesamples.
The tensile strength, bending and compressive of composite material were investigated using a universal testing
machine (UTM), and the testing results were analyzed and discussed. The testing results shows the glass composite
prosthesis has a good tensile, and compressive properties.
Keywords- Fiber Reinforce Composite, Biomedical Materials, Prosthesis, Biocompatibility.