Towards automated 3D finite element modeling of direct fiber reinforced composite dental bridge

Li, Wei, Swain, Michael V., Li, Qing, and Steven, Grant P. (2005) Towards automated 3D finite element modeling of direct fiber reinforced composite dental bridge. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B: applied biomaterials, 74B (1). pp. 520-528.

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Abstract

An automated 3D finite element (FE) modeling procedure for direct fiber reinforced dental bridge is established on the basis of computer tomography (CT) scan data. The model presented herein represents a two-unit anterior cantilever bridge that includes a maxillary right incisor as an abutment and a maxillary left incisor as a cantilever pontic bonded by adhesive and reinforced fibers. The study aims at gathering fundamental knowledge for design optimization of this type of innovative composite dental bridges. To promote the automatic level of numerical analysis and computational design of new dental biomaterials, this report pays particular attention to the mathematical modeling, mesh generation, and validation of numerical models. To assess the numerical accuracy and to validate the model established, a convergence test and experimental verification are also presented.

Item ID: 14032
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: CAD; CT scan; dental biomaterials; dental bridge; finite element
ISSN: 1552-4973
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2010 06:49
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090302 Biomechanical Engineering @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090301 Biomaterials @ 30%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1105 Dentistry > 110501 Dental Materials and Equipment @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920402 Dental Health @ 70%
89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890299 Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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