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Table 3 Computational result of von Mises stress contours of the various sutural structures

From: Stress and displacement patterns in the craniofacial skeleton with rapid maxillary expansion—a finite element method study

Sutures VM stress, max (MPa) VM stress, min (MPa) VM stress, average (kg/mm2)
Frontomaxillary 37.8 1.416 19.608
Frontonasal 15.978 2.849 9.41
Frontozygomatic 13.39 3.034 8.212
Internasal 41.602 3.984 22.79
Laminacribosa 7.107 0.966 4.036
Mid-palatal 59.532 1.531 30.53
Nasomaxillary 25.51 3.103 14.306
Pterygomaxillary 46.495 6.336 26.41
Spheno maxillary 39.738 2.663 21.2
Sphenozygomatic 19.575 1.045 10.31
Temporozygomatic 21.266 0.308 10.78
Zygomaticomaxillary 36.558 3.898 20.228