Fracture Mechanics Methodology in Dental Materials Research
What are the concepts of fracture mechanics? And when can these be applied to the characterization of hard tooth tissues, classes of dental materials and dentally related adhesive interfaces? N. Dorin Ruse assumes that the results of fatigue crack propagation studies provide better predictors for the in vivo performance of restorative materials and restored teeth. And further that fracture mechanics not only optimize the structure of materials and interfaces, but also the design of restorations.
N. Dorin Ruse ist Professor für Biomaterialen an der Zahnmedizinischen Fakultät an der University of British Columbia und derzeit Visiting Fellow am CAS.