Experimental investigation of the effects of infusing a foam into hydrogels on the hyperelastic coefficients

Hydrogels are viscoelastic material, soft and fragile materials that contain high water percent. These properties cannot sustain high axial compression loads. In this study, a foam was infused into hydrogel, agarose, to enhance the mechanical properties of the hydrogel/foam composite. Besides, it is difficult to measure the mechanical properties of the hydrogel alone specifically in […]

Fracture Mechanism in Human Teeth

Materials’ cracking is a first step of the fracture. Enamel and dentin like other materials suffering from the cracks. During life or even through the denture treatments, the damage can be started. In this work, the crack path and fracture behavior of the teeth have been monitored. It was shown that the linear elastic fracture […]