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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 6987218, 7 pages
Research Article

Studies on Characterization of Bovine Hydroxyapatite/CaTiO3 Biocomposites

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bulent Ecevit University, 67100 Zonguldak, Turkey

Received 15 July 2016; Revised 7 September 2016; Accepted 15 September 2016

Academic Editor: Charles C. Sorrell

Copyright © 2016 Suat Ozturk and Mehmet Yetmez. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Sintering effects and mechanical properties of bovine hydroxyapatite/CaTiO3 composites are investigated for different CaTiO3 ratios. Results indicate that densities of the biocomposites increase while total porosities of those decrease with increasing sintering temperature. Moreover, modulus of elasticity and microhardness increase with increasing sintering temperature. However, values of both toughness and fracture toughness of the biocomposites generally rise with increasing sintering temperature except for 1300°C.