CONSTANTIN OPRAN, DIANA COTOROS, NADINNE ROMAN, ANGELA REPANOVICI, ROXANA MICLAUS RESEARCH REGARDING THE IMPACT BEHAVIOUR OF SOME POLYMERIC BIO-COMPOSITE PRODUCTS FOR ORTHOPEDIC USE Polymeric bio-composites have special characteristics and use in various areas such as: automotive, aviation and aeronautic industries, civil engineering and for medical devices manufacturing. This paper presents the evaluation of impact behaviour of some types of materials suitable for orthopaedic use. As composites behave very differently at different rates of loading, static strength tests cannot be used to predict impact behaviour in the perspective of prosthetic medical devices study and manufacture. The used testing machine is Instron Dynatup Impact System with Data Acquisition and Control, model 8200, with assisted system of data acquisition and control.
Keywords: polymeric bio-composite product, prosthesis manufacturing, impact test