A new biomaterial selection approach using reference ideal method


Sadhana - Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences, vol.46, no.1, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12046-021-01559-7
  • Journal Name: Sadhana - Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, zbMATH, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Biomaterial selection, Multi-criteria decision making (MCDM), Reference ideal method
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021, Indian Academy of Sciences.Biomaterials are natural/synthetic materials used to perform the functions of living tissues in the body. Biomaterials are in contact with fluids continuously or for a certain period. The body's reactions to these materials are extremely different. For this reason, the correct selection of biomaterials is essential. In this research, a novel multi-criteria decision-making procedure (Reference Ideal Method) has been used for orthopedists/practitioners, prosthesis and implant manufacturers. This method produces successful results, especially in target-based problems. The method has not been used for the selection of target-based biomaterials before. In this study, it was applied to two different biomaterial selection problems from the literature. Consistent results have been produced with studies in the literature.