Accession Number:

ADA411779

Title:

A Finite-Element Model for Evaluation of Middle Ear Mechanics

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DUNDEE UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM) DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A computer model of the middle ear, ossicular chain and eardrum was established using the finite-element method. A preliminary comparison of the model with measurements made in human-cadaver ears shows that the model is in approximate agreement with the form of the middle ear function. The computer model will be used for implant design.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE