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Effect of Glass Fiber Length on Flexural Strength of Fiber-reinforced Composite Resin

Tavakkol Omid, Mortazavi Moghaddam Venus, Sharafeddin Farahnaz, Alavi Ali Asghar

Citation Information : Omid T, Venus MM, Farahnaz S, Asghar AA. Effect of Glass Fiber Length on Flexural Strength of Fiber-reinforced Composite Resin. World J Dent 2012; 3 (2):131-135.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1143

Published Online: 01-06-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Materials and methods

Six fiber-reinforced groups (n = 10) were made with three different lengths (10, 15, 20 mm) with or without glass fiber in split mold. The specimens were early cured and then post-cured with a labolite unit, then specimens were subjected to three-point flexural test by a universal testing machine. Data were analyzed with ANOVA and LSD post-hoc test (p < 0.05).


Maximum fracture load of specimens increased with decreasing lengths (p < 0.001) and fiber-containing group showed significantly higher fracture load than fiberless groups (p < 0.001).


It was concluded that by increasing the span length, the maximum fracture load values (N) decreased incorporation of fiber results in higher fracture strength values.

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Omid T, Venus MM, Farahnaz S, Asghar AA. Effect of Glass Fiber Length on Flexural Strength of Fiber-reinforced Composite Resin. World J Dent 2012;3(2):131-135.

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