Project Title: Multiphysics modelling and experimental validation of degradation of magnesium alloy with different coating technologies for vascular stent and orthopaedic implant applications.
Project Description: This project will involve the development of numerical models to accurately simulate magnesium degradation. Mechanical and degradation characterisation will be undergone for magnesium and polymer-coated magnesium samples. This characterisation will be used to develop a multiphysics framework to provide a predictive capability of hybrid and composite metal-polymer material systems using degradation based models. This project will culminate in the optimisation of implant and coatings for vascular and orthopaedic applications.
Host Academic: National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Galway, Ireland
Host Industry: Meotec GmbH, Aachen, Germany
Lead Supervisors: Dr. Ted Vaughan (NUIG), Alex Kopp (Meotec).
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