Modelling the mechanics of the coupling between the incus and stapes in the middle ear

Authors

  • T. Heng Siah McGill University, Montréal, Que. H3A 2B4, Canada
  • W. Robert J. Funnell McGill University, Montréal, Que. H3A 2B4, Canada

Keywords:

Biological organs, Bone, Elastic moduli, Finite element method, Histology, Joints (anatomy), Mathematical models, Poisson ratio, Stiffness, Incus, Malleus, Middle ear, Pedicle, Stapes

Abstract

A simple finite-element model which includes the pedicle and the incudostapedial joint was created and used for a preliminary analysis of the mechanics of the coupling between the incus and the stapes. Possible values for the Young's moduli of the joint, joint capsule and pedicle were tested under simple static loading conditions to investigate the interaction between the pedicle and the joint. The results suggest that load transmission from the incus to the stapes is affected by both the pedicle and the incudostapedial joint.

Published

2001-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Siah TH, Funnell WRJ. Modelling the mechanics of the coupling between the incus and stapes in the middle ear. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2001Sep.1 [cited 2020Oct.25];29(3):38-40. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1376

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada