Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Interfacial Adhesion between Hydroxyapatite and poly(E-caprolactone) and their Electrospun Composite Toughness

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

The interfacial adhesive strength between hydroxyapatite (HAP) and poly(?-caprolactone) (PCL) were determined using T-peel tests. Their composite fracture toughness was determined using essential work of fracture concept. Electrospinning techniques were employed to obtain nanometer scale PCL fibers with and without HAP reinforcements which also create micrometer-scale porosity in the structure. The effects of HAP morphology and HAP content on mechanical properties were evaluated.

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers