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Evaluation Of Wear Corrosion Characteristics Of Ti-6A1-4V In Quasi-human Body Environment And Improvement Of Wear Corrosion Characteristics By Gas Nitriding

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON010111

Volume

32

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

545 kb

Author(s)

A. Takahashi & Y. Kimura

Abstract

Evaluation of wear corrosion characteristics of Ti-6Al-4V in quasi-human body environment and improvement of wear corrosion characteristics by gas nitriding i 'j A. Takahashi & Y. Kimura * Graduate School, Kogakuin University, Japan ^ De.pt. of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Kogakuin University, Japan Abstract Ti-6Al-4V is well known as a material used for artificial joints, however this material has inferior wear corrosion characteristics. For this reason, surface modification was required. At present, wear corrosion characteristics were for improving those characteristics not fully understood comprehensively both from wear and corrosion behaviors. Therefore, in this study, wear corrosion characteristics of Ti-6Al-4V were evaluated comprehensively both from wear and corrosion characters of this material and some trials for improving wear corrosion characteristics by gas nitriding were conducted. As a result, wear corrosion behavior was well understo

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