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Mechanical testing of polyurethane foams to cover lower limb prostheses

Cairns, Nicola and Corney, Jonathan and Murray, Kevin (2012) Mechanical testing of polyurethane foams to cover lower limb prostheses. In: Orthopadie + Reha-Technik 2012, 2012-05-15 - 2012-05-18, Leipzig.

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Despite the aesthetic and functional importance of foam cosmeses, the foam mechanical behaviour has not been quantified in the literature. This paper reports the results of testing two commonly used foams to determine their material properties. The works aims to enable the FEA modelling of cosmeses.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 40314
Keywords: prosthetic, cosmesis, polyurethane, mechanical testing, polyurethane foams , lower limb prostheses, Engineering design
Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
Faculty of Engineering > National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2012 10:20
Last modified: 04 Oct 2012 17:57

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