Temporomandibular joint disc fracture parameter estimation

Kittisak Koombua, Ramana M. Pidaparti, Mark W. Beatty

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An orthotropic finite element model of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc has been developed for calculating a fracture parameter of the disc. The geometry and the fracture load were obtained from an earlier fracture test. The J contour integral, which is one of the fracture parameter, was calculated for the disc. The simulation results demonstrated that a Young's modulus plays an important role on the critical value of the J contour integral of the disc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference, 2005 SBC
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference - Vail, CO, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2005Jun 26 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference


Conference2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVail, CO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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