Academic Staff and Fellows
- Masaaki NAKAI
- Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering
- Department/Mechanical Engineering Graduate school/Mechanical Engineering
Development of new alloys and improvement in mechanical properties of alloys for biomedical applications are studied by controlling microstructures via optimizing chemical compositions and fabrication process conditions.
|Research Area||Metallic Materials Science and Engineering, Biomaterials Science and Engineering|
|Research Interests||Developments of Titanium Alloys and Metallic Devices for Biomedical Applications
Improvements in Mechanical Properties of Titanium Alloys through Microstructure Control
(1) M. Nakai, M. Niinomi, X.F. Zhao and X.L. Zhao: Self-adjustment of Young's modulus in biomedical titanium alloys during orthopaedic operation, Mater. Lett. 65 (2011) 688-690.
(2) M. Nakai, M. Niinomi and T. Oneda: Improvement in fatigue strength of biomedical β-type Ti-Nb-Ta-Zr alloy while maintaining low Young's modulus through optimizing ω-phase precipitation, Metall. Mater. Trans. A 43 (2012) 294-302.
(3) M. Nakai, M. Niinomi, J. Hieda, K. Cho, Y. Nagasawa, T. Konno, Y. Ito, Y. Itsumi and H. Oyama: Reduction in anisotropy of mechanical properties of coilable (α+β)-type titanium alloy thin sheet through simple heat treatment for use in next-generation aircraft applications, Mater. Sci. Eng. A 594 (2014) 103-110.