KAMEL EARAR, MADALINA NICOLETA MATEI, ANDREI VICTOR SANDU, LILIANA HRISTIAN,COSTICA BEJINARIU,IOAN GABRIEL SANDU THE ROLE OF FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS IN THE OPTIMISATION OF ACRYLIC BIOMATERIALS USED IN AMOVABLE PROSTHETIC RESTORATION I. THE EXPERIMENTAL PROTOCOL USING THE IOSIPESCU TEST This paper is the first note on experimental protocol development regarding the use of Iosipescu test specimens with acrylic fibre insertion or without the insertion, with metal or textile fibres in a series of tests in which the structural and constructive characteristics of matrix biomaterials are optimised for removable prosthetic restoration. Tensile and shear tests allowed the determination of specimen consolidation with aluminium plates of clamping jaw heads. Based on the theoretical protocol, the following were determined: shape, size and loading of Iosipescu specimen and deck sizing. The CT-1 silicone adhesive behaviour was evaluated based on experimental data. Poly (methyl methacrylate), denoted as PMMA, was used in the study. PMMA has polyethylene fibre and copper wire mesh inserts. These were individually assembled using this adhesive that was used to fix aluminium plates on the clamping jaw heads. The values obtained for the maximum normal traction stress, smax ranged between 22 and 60 MPa, and the tangential shearing stress tmax, of the adhesive ranged between 2 and 6 MPa, with an average value of 4.75 MPa, both depending on the dimensional characteristics and structural composition of the specimens, thus confirming the role of stratification and inserts in the mechanical strength of the specimens. Stress values of smax and tmax allowed the determination of the dimensions of the surface the specimen clamping jaws are fixed upon, practical aspect influencing the accuracy of the final results.