Biodegradable bone implants may be highly beneficial as they disappear over time as the bone regrows. In order to design this type of implants, it is important to control the corrosion rate so that the load carrying capacity of the implant is sufficient over time during new bone formation. In this project we aim to simulate implant corrosion as a function of time and chemical environment.
Start Date: 1/10/2023 - End Date: 4/27/2023
Type of Project
The successful applicant will help with: 1) Setting up and carrying out simulations of bone implants’ corrosion; 2) Conducting a literature search regarding implants’ corrosion and software/methods used to model corrosion of magnesium alloys.
Strong commitment, strong interest in learning open source finite element software, interest in programming (e.g., Matlab, Python) and image processing are necessary.
Interested in Working With the Following Programs
For EXCEL URE Students Only