Cure induced stresses and damage in particulate reinforced polymer matrix composites: A review of the scientific literature

Ronald L. Sakaguchi, Bradley D. Wiltbank, Charles F. Murchison

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Damage and cure induced stresses in particulate polymer matrix composites is discussed. It was observed that the stresses develop within the composites due to the simulatneous occurrence of curing shrinkage and the deformation of the composites. The stresses developed due to polymerization commonly occurred at the interfaces. It was also observed that the chance of damage to the restoration is highest at the maximum induced stress. It was found hat the composites exhibits varying degrees of viscoelastic behavior immediately after light exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalDental Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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