Improving Tensile Strength of Polymer Blends as Prosthetic Foot Material Reinforcement by Carbon Fiber
- *Corresponding Author:
- Hadi AN
University of Misan/Collage of Sciences
Misan City/ Iraq
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 17, 2015; Accepted Date: February 27, 2015; Published Date: March 10, 2015
Citation: Hadi AN, Oleiwi JK (2015) Improving Tensile Strength of Polymer Blends as Prosthetic Foot Material Reinforcement by Carbon Fiber. J Material Sci Eng 4:158. doi: 10.4172/2169-0022.1000158
Copyright: © 2015 Hadi AN, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Loss of the lower limb can cause loss of mobility. At all places and at all times, efforts have always been made to make up for such a loss. The basic of this research new polymer blend self-cure PMMA/SR which can be used in manufacturing the prosthetic foot with a reasonable cost and satisfying mechanical properties accepted. Improvement tensile strength of this polymer blends for this application, one of the simple improve tensile strength of PMMA/SR polymer blend reinforcement by carbon fiber CF. Polymer blends (PMMA:SR) 90:10; 80:20; 70:30; 60:40; 50:50 were prepared reinforcements each one by carbon fibers from 5-15% (CF), then tensile strength test was carried out for prepared specimens, and effect of reinforcement by carbon fibers on tensile strength of polymer blends were determined as one improvement for prosthetic foot material.