ASTM F1160 – Standard Test Method for Shear and Bending Fatigue Testing of Calcium Phosphate and Metallic Medical and Composite Calcium Phosphate/Metallic Coatings

This test method covers the procedure for determining the shear and bending fatigue performance of calcium phosphate coatings and of porous and nonporous metallic coatings and for determining the bending fatigue performance of metallic coatings over sprayed with calcium phosphate.  This test method has been established based on plasma-sprayed titanium and plasma-sprayed hydroxylapatite coatings.  The efficacy of this test method for other coatings has not been established.  In the shear fatigue mode, this test method evaluates the adhesive and cohesive properties of the coating on a metallic substrate. In the bending fatigue mode, this test method evaluates both the adhesion of the coating as well as the effects that the coating may have on the substrate material.  These methods are limited to testing in air at ambient temperature.  These test methods are not intended for application in fatigue tests of components or devices; however, the test method which most closely replicates the actual loading configuration is preferred.

The shear and bending fatigue tests are used to determine the effect of variations in material, geometry, surface condition, stress, and so forth, on the fatigue resistance of coated metallic materials subjected to direct stress for up to 10 million cycles.  These tests may be used as a relative guide to the selection of coated materials for service under condition of repeated stress.

Example of test results are shown below.

ASTM F1160 Table 1

ASTM F1160 Graph 1

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