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Mechanical Properties of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene NIST Reference Material RM 8456

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Author(s)

F Eichmiller, John A. Tesk, C M. Croarkin

Abstract

A NIST Reference Material, RM 8456,was characterized for 184 bars of Ultra High Molecular Mass Polyethelene (UHMW) , each unit was 7.62 mm (3 in) in diameter and 152.4 cm (5 ft) in length. Characterrizations were conducted for every 30.44 m of a 304.4 m continuous run of extruded UHMWPE. The properties measured were: Tensile Yield Strength, Ultimate Tensile Strength, Percent elongation at failure, and Tensile Elastic modulus. A report of investigation was prepared by the testing laboratory of the contractor, The American Dental Association Health Foundation Paffenbarger Research unit at NIST.
Citation
Society for Biomaterials
Volume
22(6)

Keywords

9 SRM & RM, elongation, NIST RM, reference material, Standard Reference Materials Program, tensile strength, ultra high molecular mass polyethylene, ultra high molecular weight polyethylene, yield strength

Citation

Eichmiller, F. , Tesk, J. and Croarkin, C. (2001), Mechanical Properties of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene NIST Reference Material RM 8456, Society for Biomaterials, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=851782 (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created April 1, 2001, Updated February 17, 2017