School of Dentistry


Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics

Finite Element Analysis

Finite Element Analysis

Biomechanical performance is determined by strains and stresses. The distribution and magnitude of these strains and stresses depend on a combination of factors: loading and attachment, material and tissue properties, geometrical and anatomical features, and history. The finite element technique is used to integrate the interaction between these factors so that stress and strain patterns can be analyzed for complex clinical processes. Examples of processes studied are: residual stress development during polymerization of restorative composites or during endodontic treatment, crack propagation during fracture or fatigue, and occlusal wear loss during masticatory function.

Finite Element Analysis  Analysis - B

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