volume 1, issue 1, P13-22 2007
DOI: 10.2174/187412070701011307
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Alessandro Vena, Jason Carey, Hisham Badawi

Abstract: Experimental characterization of arch wires has been performed in many previous studies; however with the advent of new arch wire materials being introduced, some new experimental methods and characterization are required. Since literature is available for comparison, this paper examines mechanical and physical characteristics of steel arch wires to quantify their variability in engineering terms. Furthermore, the effect of wire size on properties was evaluated using two of the most common wire sizes. Finally,…

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