Tribological and Mechanical Properties of UHMWPE Polymer Composite filled with TiO2 and Al2O3 Particles used as TKR Implant
K R Dinesh1, Gururaj Hatti2

1K R Dinesh*, Professor and Principal, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government Engineering College, Raichur, VTU, Belagavi, Karnataka, India.
2Gururaj Hatti* , Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KLS VDIT, Haliyal, VTU, Belagavi, Karnataka, India.
Manuscript received on March 15, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on March 31, 2020. | Manuscript published on April 10, 2020. | PP: 991-995 | Volume-9 Issue-6, April 2020. | Retrieval Number: F4147049620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.F4147.049620
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Abstract: This study focused on the development of a polyethylene biomaterial for replacement of the joints like knee joints, etc. Through forming aluminum oxide and titanium oxide particles into ultra-high molecular polyethylene, commonly known as high modulus polyethylene, this substance has strengthened its mechanical and wear properties. The composite is made using the injection molding machine by reinforcement materials like bio-inert aluminum oxide (Al2O3 ) and titanium di oxide (TiO2 ) with UHMWPE. Mechanical properties like Tensile, Bending, impact strength and hardness and wear rate of the synthesized polymer composite is tested according to ASTM standards.C3 composite shows enhancement in mechanical and tribological properties, only decrease in the impact strength is seen comparing to other two compositions. So C3 composite can be used as implant. 
Keywords: UHMWPE, Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3), Titanium di oxide (TiO2), TKR
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Design