Finite-element modeling of the normal and surgically repaired cat middle ear.

@article{Ladak1996FiniteelementMO,
  title={Finite-element modeling of the normal and surgically repaired cat middle ear.},
  author={Hanif M. Ladak and W. Robert J. Funnell},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={1996},
  volume={100 2 Pt 1},
  pages={933-44}
}
In this work, three-dimensional finite-element models of the normal and surgically repaired cat middle ear were developed. The normal middle-ear model was formed by adding explicit representations for the footplate and cochlear load to an existing model of the cat eardrum. The footplate was modeled as a thin plate with a thickened rim. The cochlear load was represented by springs attached along the footplate's periphery. The model is valid for frequencies below 1 kHz and for physiological sound… CONTINUE READING