alexa Abstract | Study of the Effect of Cyclic Stress on the Mechanical Properties of Braided Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
ISSN: 2165-8064

Journal of Textile Science & Engineering
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Abstract

In the present, the design of ACL is attracting more attention. In this work, three different braided artificial ligaments were manufactured and tested under a cyclic stress to simulate the actual normal conditions. Knee simulator tester was designed to simulate the actual knee movement during the application of load on ACL. A comparison between three different braided artificial ligaments was analyzed after subjecting the ligament to 50,000 cycles using the designed knee tester, and compered with the results obtained on tension-tension fatigue tester. The tensile properties of the samples, after applying cyclic loading, were tested to study the effect of ACL structure design.

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Author(s): Shereen Fathy and Magdi El Messiry

Keywords

ACL, Repeated cyclic stress, Braided structures,Biomedical textile, Tensile properties, ACL, Repeated cyclic stress, Braided structures,Biomedical textile, Tensile properties

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