Mechanical characterization of porous Ti base alloys produced by sintering space-holder method


  • C. Tojal Instituto de Tecnología de Materiales, Universitat Politècnica de València
  • J. Devaud Instituto de Tecnología de Materiales, Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaInstituto de Tecnología de Materiales, Universitat Politècnica de València
  • V. Amigó Instituto de Tecnología de Materiales, Universitat Politècnica de València
  • J. A. Calero Aleaciones Metálicas Sinterizadas (AMES)



Ti, Ti6Al4V, Space-holder sintering, Stiffness, Mechanical strength


The search of suitable materials for use as an implant involves more research of biomaterials, like titanium and its alloys. Regarding their mechanical properties, it must be guaranteed mechanical strength to support loads in use, as well as its stiffness must be similar to the bone. In this paper it have been measured several mechanical properties of porous titanium and Ti6Al4V alloy, produced by sintering powder metallurgy with space-holder method. The results show the relationship between porosity and mechanical properties and it is indicated in which cases it is presented a compromise between the stiffness and mechanical strength.


Download data is not yet available.


[1] B.D. Ratner, A.S. Hoffman, F.J. Schoen y J.E. Lemons, Biomaterials Science: An introduction to materials in medicine, Elsevier Academic Press, California, EE. UU., 2004, pp. 137-152.

[2] I.H. Oh, H. Segawa, N. Nomura y S. Hanada, Mater. Trans. 44 (2003) 657-660. doi:10.2320/matertrans.44.657

[3] C.F. Li, Z.G. Zhu y T. Liu, Powder Metall. 48 (2005) 237-240. doi:10.1179/174329005X64162

[4] S.J. Simske, R.A. Ayers y T.A. Bateman, Mater. Sci. Forum 250 (1997) 151-182. doi:10.4028/

[5] M. Vallet-Regí y L.Munuera, Biomateriales, aquí y ahora, Ed. Dykinson, Madrid, España, 2000, p. 267.

[6] M. Comín, J.L. Peris, J.M. Prat, J.R. Decoz, P.M. Vera y J.V. Hoyos, Biomecánica de la fractura ósea y técnicas de reparación, Ed. Publicaciones UPVIBV, Valencia, España, 1999, pp. 65-121.

[7] J.P. Li, S.H. Li, C.A. Van-Blitterswijk y K. De-Groot, J. Mater. Sci.: Materials in Medicine 17 (2006) 179-185. doi:10.1007/s10856-006-6822-4 PMid:16502251

[8] M. Geetha, A.K. Singh, R. Asokamani y A.K.Gogia, Prog.Mater. Sci. 54 (2009) 397-425. doi:10.1016/j.pmatsci.2008.06.004

[9] Z. Esen y S. Bor, Scr.Mater. 56 (2007) 341-344. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2006.11.010

[10] N. Ibris y J.C.Mirza-Rosca, J. Electroanal. Chem. 526 (2002) 53-62. doi:10.1016/S0022-0728(02)00814-8

[11] V. Amigó y A.V. Escuder,Materials per al disseny industrial. Aliatges metàl.lics, Ed. Publicaciones UPV, Valencia, España, 2003, pp. 176-182.

[12] C. Leyens y M. Peters, Titanium and Titanium Alloys. Fundamentals and Applications, Ed.Wiley VchGmbh&Co, Weinheim, Alemania, 2003, p. 423.

[13] R.B. Heimann, CMU. Journal, 1 (2002) 23-46.

[14] ASM Handbook vol.9: Metallography and Microstructures, ASM International, Ohio, EE. UU., 2004, pp. 964-966.

[15] L.J.Gibson, Ann. Rev.Mater. Sci. 30 (2000) 191-227. doi:10.1146/annurev.matsci.30.1.191

[16] L. Reig, Tesis Doctoral, Instituto de Tecnología de Materiales, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, 2010.

[17] Handbook of Non-Ferrous Metal Powders: Technologies and Applications, ASM Handbook, 2009, pp. 221-223.

[18] M. Bram, C. Stiller, H.P. Buchkremer, D. Stöver y H. Baur, Adv. Eng. Mater. 2 (2000) 196-199. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1527-2648(200004)2:4<196::AID-ADEM196>3.0.CO;2-K

[19] L.J.Gibson yM.F.Ashby,Cellular Solids: Structure and Properties (Second edition), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Inglaterra, 1997, pp. 175-231.

[20] H.P. Degischer y B. Kriszt, Handbook of Cellular Metals: Production, Processing, Applications, Ed. Wiley VchGmbh&Co, Weinheim, Alemania, 2002, pp. 179-190.

[21] C.E.Wen, Y. Yamada, K. Shimojima, Y. Chino, T.Asahina yM.Mabuchi, J.Mater. Sci.:Materials in Medicine 13 (2002) 397-401. doi:10.1023/A:1014344819558 PMid:15348615

[22] K.Asaoka yM. Kon, Thermec’2003, pts 1-5, 426-4, Madrid, España, 2003, pp. 3.079-3.084.




How to Cite

Tojal, C., Devaud, J., Amigó, V., & Calero, J. A. (2010). Mechanical characterization of porous Ti base alloys produced by sintering space-holder method. Revista De Metalurgia, 46(Extra), 26–32.




Most read articles by the same author(s)

1 2 3 > >>