8Comparative Wear Model on Hybrid Natural Fiber Composites as Substitutions for UHMWPE Made Knee Implants
Gusztáv Fekete and Mátyás Andó
Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Informatics, Savaria Institute of Technology, Szombathely, H‐9700, Hungary
8.1.1 Basics of Reinforced Polymers, Composites, and Their Testing
Engineering materials have undergone a great evolution in history. Depending on the technology available at a given time, certain preferences were made for materials as well. This relative importance of materials is seen in Figure 8.1. As is seen, due to the work and success of material researchers, more and more new polymer and composites materials have been developed in the last decades.
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