, Volume 71, Issue 1, pp 264–271 | Cite as

Contributions to Mechanical Characteristics Improvement of Some Biomedical TNTZ Alloys by Adding Fe, Si, and O: A Comparative Study

  • Doina Raducanu
  • Vasile Danut Cojocaru
  • Anna NocivinEmail author
  • Ion Cinca
  • Nicolae Serban
  • Elisabeta Mirela Cojocaru
Materials in Nanomedicine and Bioengineering


The effects of Fe, Si, and O additions on the mechanical properties of some biomedical TNTZ β-Ti alloys were analyzed to reveal the dissimilarities arising between TNTZ alloys variants as benchmark alloys, and the same alloys with additions of Fe, Si, and/or O; because the Ti-6Al-4V alloy is still widely used in medical applications, data for this alloy are also reported. The mechanical properties of the analyzed alloys correspond to the post-solution-treated condition. Considering the biomedical use of these alloys for low-cost, load-bearing bone implants, the additions of Fe, Si, and O showed a generally beneficial effect on the modulus of elasticity (maintained at approximately 75 GPa), strength (values of yield stress at approximately 1000 MPa), and ductility; the main practical result is that all the analyzed alloys showed an elastic modulus lower than that of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The addition of O and the co-addition of Fe-O in TNTZ β-Ti alloys seems to produce the best combination of bio-mechanical characteristics.



The authors acknowledge financial support for this research by the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research CCCDI–UEFISCDI, Project PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2016-1352, No. 112 PED/2017.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Materials Science and EngineeringPolitehnica University of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical, Industrial and Maritime EngineeringOvidius University of ConstantaConstantaRomania

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