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posted on 13.05.2022, 04:13 authored by Chia-Jung Chang, Chih-Han Chang, Tin-Kan Hung

Controlling the corrosion rate of implants to maintain mechanical properties during tissue healing is significant in developing magnesium alloy implants. In addition to surface treatment and material properties, the study of geometric alteration and mechanical strength are also vital for implant development. In this study, we developed a three-dimensional model for semi-autonomous computational pitting corrosion. It is based on the Monte Carlo method, modeling magnesium alloy implants toward clinical application. The corrosion probability is based on the number of exposed surfaces to saline and the oxidation characteristics of the elements. The computational results are well compared with the experimental measurement using micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) in 500 h. Subsequently, the computational analysis is extended to 3,000 h of corrosion analysis. The 3D model appears promising to assist the development of biodegradable implants.