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Title: Finite element study to quantify the relationship between masticatory stress and prognathism
Authors: Kok, S
van Rensburg, JGJ
Keywords: Finite elements
Masticatory stress
Prognathism
Anthropology
CSIR Conference 2010
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Citation: Kok, S and van Rensburg, JGJ. 2010. Finite element study to quantify the relationship between masticatory stress and prognathism. CSIR 3rd Biennial Conference 2010. Science Real and Relevant. CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 August – 01 September 2010, pp 1
Abstract: In anthropology, the finite element method (FEM) is frequently applied to determine the validity of hypotheses concerning the adaptation of biological form to suit functionality. Different geometries are analysed, and based on the predicted displacements and/or stresses, conclusions are drawn regarding which geometry is better suited to perform a particular function. In this project, we demonstrated the ability of the FEM to predict patient-specific stress distributions due to a variation in facial form. The outcomes of this project have potential application in forensic science and facial reconstructive surgery.
Description: CSIR 3rd Biennial Conference 2010. Science Real and Relevant. CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 August – 01 September 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4282
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