|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||High Entropy Alloys IV
||Friction Stir Processed High Entropy Alloys for Biomedical Application
||Karthik Alagarsamy, Aleksandra Fortier, Nilesh Kumar, Rajiv Mishra
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The biomedical field is in constant need of improved materials having high strength-to-weight ratio and biocompatibility for variety of implants. The recent research interest in high entropy alloys (HEA) with multiple principal elements (often five or more) and unique tailorable properties places them as potential candidate for variety of applications. This specific study will look into the HEA for biomedical application. Further, this work takes advantage of the increase in mechanical properties of HEA due to friction stir processing (FSP). Selective FSP is used to increase strengths in implant areas prone to fatigue failure and provide a theoretical infinite life design. The microstructural and mechanical properties of HEA are investigated and compared against conventional titanium alloys widely used for biomedical components.
||Planned: A print-only volume