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Finite element analysis in dentistry

Anand, Meena K and Avadhani, Meera and Anand, KM (2014) Finite element analysis in dentistry. International Journal of Engineering and Technical Research, 2 (8). pp. 12-17. ISSN 2321-0869

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Abstract

The constant pursuit of the scientific invention, R&D and adaption of cutting edge technology is an essential component of a world-view that changes the realities on how we live and survive today. The adaptation of new technology is growing tremendously in all fields including medicine and dentistry. It is getting more advanced day by day replacing all sort manual and tedious process in Dentistry creating a happy smile in a short time. Finte element analysis involves a series of computational procedures to calculate the stress in each element, which performs a model solution. Such a structural analysis allows the determination of stress resulting from external force, pressure, thermal change, and other factors. It is useful for indicating the mechanical aspects of biomaterials and human tissues which are difficult to be measured and analyzed in-vivo moreover it could consume a undefined timeliness. The results which are obtained can be studied using software where we can visualize within the FEM environment at variety of parameters and to identify the implications of finite element analysis. Analysis of stress of dental structures has been a topic of interest in the recent years with an objective of determining stresses in the dental structures and improvement of the mechanical strength of these structures. The present paper is on basic concept, applications and limitations of finite element method (FEM) in dentistry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Finite element analysis; Stress analysis; Enamel; bone; Periodontal ligament.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Periodontology
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2015 09:25
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2015 09:25
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144349

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