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Preliminary Evaluation of Aluminium-Rice Husk Ash Composite for Prophalytic Knee Brace Production

Knee injury is common in contact sports and the drive to prevent or mitigate its effect has gotten research and orthopaedic attention over the years. Currently, knee brace is the most utilized facility for managing knee discomfort, whether as a preventive measure or after meniscus surgery and dislocation. In this study, we carried out a preliminary evaluation on aluminium-rice husk ash (Al-RHA) composite for the solid biomaterial portion of a prophylactic knee brace. Four composites were produced from aluminium and varied proportions of rice husk ash in the ratio of 8:2, 6:4, 4:6 and 2:8, respectively. We employed a two step-stir casting process in the production of the composite and the four composite specimens as well as a control specimen (0% rice husk ash) were subjected to both tensile and compression tests. The displacements, strain, and densities for each test were obtained. The densities of the composites decreased with increase in the percentage volumes of rich husk ash as the value decreased from 193.02kgm-3 (for the control sample at 0%) to 164.83kgm-3 at 8% RHA addition, respectively. The experimental results for the strain and displacement were validated using finite element analysis (FEA) which confirms the experiment that aluminium-rice husk ash composite gives best mechanical properties for production of the prophylactic knee brace at 4% proportion of rice husk ash.

Aluminium Alloy, Composite, Density, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Kneel Brace, Rice Husk Ash (RHA)

APA Style

Onuh Ene Joy, Olorunnisola Olajide Abel, Oyejide Ayodele James, Atoyebi Ebenezer Oluwatosin, Oni Oyebola. (2022). Preliminary Evaluation of Aluminium-Rice Husk Ash Composite for Prophalytic Knee Brace Production. Composite Materials, 6(1), 32-38. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.cm.20220601.14

ACS Style

Onuh Ene Joy; Olorunnisola Olajide Abel; Oyejide Ayodele James; Atoyebi Ebenezer Oluwatosin; Oni Oyebola. Preliminary Evaluation of Aluminium-Rice Husk Ash Composite for Prophalytic Knee Brace Production. Compos. Mater. 2022, 6(1), 32-38. doi: 10.11648/j.cm.20220601.14

AMA Style

Onuh Ene Joy, Olorunnisola Olajide Abel, Oyejide Ayodele James, Atoyebi Ebenezer Oluwatosin, Oni Oyebola. Preliminary Evaluation of Aluminium-Rice Husk Ash Composite for Prophalytic Knee Brace Production. Compos Mater. 2022;6(1):32-38. doi: 10.11648/j.cm.20220601.14

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