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Author Ramesh, P. ♦ Joseph, R. ♦ Sunny, M. C.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Journal of Biomaterials Applications
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Surgery & related medical specialties
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Equipment and Supplies ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Medical Devices
Abstract Three commercially available urinary catheters were evaluated for their coefficient of friction and mechanical properties, which are two important parameters as far as the intended use is considered. The apparent coefficient of friction was measured from the slope of the force versus normal load graph using an in-house fabricated setup. The mechanical properties like ultimate tensile strength, elongation at break and modulus were evaluated before and after aging in synthetic urine. The swelling behavior of the catheter samples was studied in toluene and found to correlate well with the mechanical properties.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 4
Page Count 7
Starting Page 344
Ending Page 350