Xinrui Niu

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Ceramic crown structures under occlusal contact are often idealized as flat multilayered structures that are deformed under Hertzian contact loading. Previous models treated each layer as linear elastic materials and resulted in differences between the measured and predicted critical loads. This paper examines the combined effects of creep (in the adhesive(More)
This paper combines experiments, simulations and analytical modeling that are inspired by the stress reductions associated with the functionally graded structures of the dentin-enamel-junctions (DEJs) in natural teeth. Unlike conventional crown structures in which ceramic crowns are bonded to the bottom layer with an adhesive layer, real teeth do not have a(More)
Based on first-principles calculations of titanium oxide clusters, TinOm (n = 1-4), we reveal the composition dependent reactivity of titanium oxide clusters. Our interesting results include: (1) the reactivity depends on the ratio of O atoms in the clusters, with smaller O ratios associated with higher reactivity; (2) among the different titanium oxide(More)
Poly (ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEGDA) derivatives are important biomedical materials. PEGDA based hydrogels have emerged as one of the popular regenerative orthopedic materials. This work aims to study the mechanical behavior of a PEGDA based silica nanoparticle (NP) reinforced nanocomposite (NC) hydrogel at physiological strain rates. The work combines(More)
In this work, powder metallurgical (PM) Ti-Mg alloys were prepared using combined techniques of mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering. The alloys mainly consist of super saturations of Mg in Ti matrix, and some laminar structured Ti- and Mg-rich phases. The PM Ti-Mg alloys contain a homogeneous mixtures of nanocrystalline Mg and Ti phases. The(More)
In the present study, we perform molecular dynamic simulations to investigate the compression response and atomistic deformation mechanisms of twinned nanospheres. The relationship between load and compression depth is calculated for various twin spacing and loading directions. Then, the overall elastic properties and the underlying plastic deformation(More)
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