Endurance of gel-filled silicone breast implants as a function of maximum load in cyclic compression tests

Journal article
(Review article)


Publication Details

Author(s): von Hanstein H, Horch RE, Schubert DW
Journal: Polymer International
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 68
Journal issue: 4
Pages range: 648-650
ISSN: 0959-8103
Language: English


Abstract

The mechanical behaviour of gel‐filled silicone breast implants is
examined under compressive load. First the implants are tested by
applying various loads in a repetitive fashion until shell rupture
occurs. Subsequently the results are presented allowing an assessment of
the correlation between the number of loading cycles and the maximum
compressive load. Finally it is possible to estimate the endurance of
the silicone breast implants. Using a power law, a correlation between
endurance and maximum load is revealed.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Horch, Raymund E. Prof. Dr.
Professur für Plastische Chirurgie und Handchirurgie
Schubert, Dirk W. Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Polymerwerkstoffe)
von Hanstein, Harald Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Polymerwerkstoffe)


How to cite

APA:
von Hanstein, H., Horch, R.E., & Schubert, D.W. (2019). Endurance of gel-filled silicone breast implants as a function of maximum load in cyclic compression tests. Polymer International, 68(4), 648-650. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pi.5760

MLA:
von Hanstein, Harald, Raymund E. Horch, and Dirk W. Schubert. "Endurance of gel-filled silicone breast implants as a function of maximum load in cyclic compression tests." Polymer International 68.4 (2019): 648-650.

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