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Table 1 Test configurations

From: Are asymmetric metal markings on the cone surface of ceramic femoral heads an indication of entrapped debris?

Type of test Purpose of test Recorded data
Static axisymmetric test (0°) Investigation of metal markings for an axial force of 20 and 46 kN. • Pull-off force
acc. ISO 7206–10 w/o contaminants (Figure 2) • Metal marking
Cyclic axisymmetric test (0°) Investigation of metal markings for an axial peak force of 14 kN. • Pull-off force
• No. of load cycles
w/ and w/o contaminants (Figure 2)
• Metal marking
Cyclic asymmetric test (40°) Investigation of metal markings for an axial peak force of 4 and 8 kN. • Pull-off force
w/ and w/o contaminants (Figure 3) • No. of load cycles
• Metal marking