The overall goal of my work is to gain insight into how tooth shape relates to its function. As a step towards this, I undertook an independent study project to further improve my skills on finite element analysis (FEA) this semester, and to combine this into my Master’s thesis project work. Continuing from the previous independent study course, the tooth model was improved to eliminate singularities and a contact surface model was included to simulate contact stress problems. I believe that these series of problems will be useful to my research. This report contains an overview of some literature that I studied, and a summary of several finite element output plots that I found to be particularly instructive.
Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study
Date of Submission
Yoon, Eric and Genin, Guy M., "An advanced course on finite element analysis, with application to the stress distribution in teeth" (2018). Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Independent Study. 72.