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Table 4 Sensitivity analysis by octupling the total number of elements in the model

From: Torque differences due to the material variation of the orthodontic appliance: a finite element study

  Original Sensitivity (×8)   
  Elements Elements   
Adhesive 2351 18,808   
Bone 6835 54,680   
Bracket 28,791 230,328   
Left ligature 597 4776   
Right ligature 597 4776   
PDL 5777 46,216   
Tooth 10,518 84,144   
Wire 12,557 100,456   
  Absolute crown displacement (mm) Absolute apex displacement (mm) Equivalent elastic strain in PDL Von Mises stress in bracket (MPa)
Original 0.006 0.036 0.146 237.975
Sensitivity 0.004 0.031 0.156 297.663
Difference −0.002 −0.005 +0.010 +21.756
Difference % −33.3% −13.9% +6.8% +9.1%
  1. PDL periodontal ligament