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Corrosion: Environments and Industries

Edited by
Stephen D. Cramer
Stephen D. Cramer
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Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
13C
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-184-9
Publication date:
2006
Book Chapter

Corrosion Fatigue and Stress-Corrosion Cracking in Metallic Biomaterials

By
Kirk J. Bundy
Kirk J. Bundy
Tulane University
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Lyle D. Zardiackas
Lyle D. Zardiackas
University of Mississippi Medical Center
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Published:
2006
Page range:
853 - 890
Publication history
October 12, 2006

Abstract

This article provides information on biomedical aspects such as active biological responses and the chemical environment characterizing the internal physiological milieu, as well as electrochemical fundamentals needed for characterizing corrosion fatigue (CF) and stress-corrosion cracking (SCC). It discusses some of the mechanical and electrochemical phenomena related to the in vivo degradation of materials used for biomedical applications. These materials include stainless steels, cobalt and titanium-base alloy systems, and dental amalgam. The article addresses key issues related to the simulation of the in vivo environment, service conditions, and data interpretation. The factors influencing susceptibility to CF and SCC are reviewed. The article describes the testing methodology of CF and SCC. It also summarizes findings from laboratory testing, in vivo testing and retrieval studies related to CF and SCC.

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Kirk J. Bundy, Lyle D. Zardiackas, 2006. "Corrosion Fatigue and Stress-Corrosion Cracking in Metallic Biomaterials", Corrosion: Environments and Industries, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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