OPTIMAL DESIGN METHODOLOGY FOR COMPOSITE MATERIALS WITH PARTICULATE FILLERS.

M. Cross, W. H. Douglas, R. P. Fields

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Abstract

A route to design a dental composite material with the optimum properties to maximize its clinical performance is identified. The structure of composite materials which consist of a particulate filler and fluid binder are analyzed. Composites are shown to have two main matrix structres. The two parameters which govern the structure of a composite are the proportions of fluid and filler and the natural voidage of the latter. A methodology is evolved to develop a composite with a desired matrix structure which includes mathematical model to predict voidage of particulate size distribtions in random mixtures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-36
Number of pages10
JournalPowder Technology
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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