Stress variations in recast Ni-Cr alloy--a finite element analysis.

L. Isaac, M. Joseph, S. Bhat, P. Shetty

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A finite element analysis was carried out to analyse the stress variations in a mandibular posterior fixed partial denture (FPD), made of recast nickel-chromium alloy. A two dimensional finite element model was developed and then analysed with STAAD III/ISDS program with an occlusal load of 1 kg applied to the casting surface. The analysis revealed that the connectors experienced maximum stresses and the generated stress values decreased within the fixed partial denture made of recast Ni-Cr alloy. It seemed unlikely that FPD inspite of being made of recast alloy might fail before the other tissue components show signs of degeneration thus establishing the potential for recycling the Ni-Cr alloy in actual dental practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-32
Number of pages6
JournalIndian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)


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