Biomaterials & polymers elastic moduli characterization

Sonelastic® Systems is an advanced and non-destructive solution with excellent cost-benefit ratio for elastic moduli and damping characterization of biomaterials and polymers. It characterize the dynamic elastic moduli (Young's Modulus, shear modulus and Poisson's ratio) and damping simultaneously, at room temperature and in dependence of time and temperature.

Samples of biomaterials
Samples of biomaterials ready to be tested by Sonelastic® Systems.

The Sonelastic® Systems employ the Impulse Excitation Technique in accordance with ASTM E1876-15 and provides highly accurate and reproducible results. The elastic moduli and damping characterization reveals information about the microstructure, presence and evolution of cracks, microcracks and defects in the material, as well as on phase transformations, curing and drying processes. Additionally, elastic moduli characterization contributes to increase the accuracy of finite element analyses (FEA).


Sonelastic® Systems have a wide range of applications for biomaterials and polymers:
  • - Characterization of the dynamic elastic moduli to refine finite element analyses (FEA).
  • - Study of degradation by weathering.
  • - Evaluation of thermochemical treatments.
  • - Study of temperature and mineral fillers influence on mechanical properties.
  • - Defects detection.
  • - Monitoring of curing and drying processes.
  • - Quality control.
Finite element modeling
Restored root canals finite element analysis (FEA) refined with elastic moduli measurements performed using a Sonelastic® System [Image adapted from Diana H.H. et al. Brazilian Dental Journal (2016) 27 (2): 223-227].

Sonelastic® Systems applications examples

FORP/USP - Faculdade de Odontologia de Ribeirão Preto

Biomaterials elastic moduli characterization to refine Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of stress distribution in dental prosthesis.

FOSJC/UNESP - Faculdade de Odontologia de São José dos Campos

Biomaterials elastic moduli characterization to refine Finite Element Analysis (FEA).


Elasticity moduli characterization of titanium alloys for prosthesis.


Bio-glasses characterizations

Publications employing the Sonelastic® Systems

GOMES, E. A. et al. Reliability of FEA on the Results of Mechanical Properties of Materials. Braz. Dent. J. 2015, vol.26, n.6, pp.667-670. ISSN 0103-6440.

Silva, l.H. et al., FEA and microstructure characterization of a one-piece Y-TZP abutment. Dental Materials, Volume 30, Issue 11, 2014, Pages e283-e288. ISSN 0109-5641,

RIPPE, Marilia Pivetta et al. Root Canal Filling: Fracture Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Composite-Restored Roots and Finite Element Analysis. Braz. Dent. J.. 2013, vol.24, n.6, pp.619-625. ISSN 0103-6440.

DIANA, H. H. et al. Stress Distribution in Roots Restored with Fiber Posts and An Experimental Dentin Post: 3D-FEA. Braz. Dent. J.. 2016, vol.27, n.2, pp.223-227. ISSN 0103-6440.

CANEPPELE T.M.F. et al. Bond strength of composite repairs using flowable, conventional resins or the association of both. Braz Dent Sci 2012 out./dez.; 15 (4).

Martins Júnior, J.R.S., Matos, A.A., Oliveira, R.C., Buzalaf, M.A.R., Costa, I., Rocha, L.A., Grandini, C.R., 2017. Preparation and characterization of alloys of the Ti–15Mo–Nb system for biomedical applications. J Biomed Mater Res Part B 2017:00B:000–000.

P. R. Monich, F. V. Berti, L. M. Porto, B. Henriques, A. P. Novaes de Oliveira, M. C. Fredel, J. C.M. Souza. Physicochemical and biological assessment of PEEK composites embedding natural amorphous silica fibers for biomedical applications. Materials Science & Engineering C (2017).

NERY, F., GEMELLI, E., CAMARGO, N.H.A., HENRIQUES, V.A.R.. Preparação e caracterização de um biocompósito obtido pela mistura de hidreto de titânio com nitrato de cálcio para implantes dentários. Matéria (Rio J.). 2016, vol.21, n.3, pp.742-755. ISSN 1517-7076.

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Sonelastic® Systems are modular and customizable instruments for fast, precise and non-destructive elastic moduli and damping characterization of materials using the Impulse Excitation Technique.