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Numerical and mechanical modeling of the inner ear vestibular apparatus

Chung, Rony and Bussamra, Flavio Luiz and Selva, Pierre and Morlier, Joseph Numerical and mechanical modeling of the inner ear vestibular apparatus. (2010) In: IX Argentinian Congress on Computational Mechnanics (MECOM 2010), 15 November 2010 - 18 November 2010 (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

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As you read this text, tilt your head left and right. Note then that the text stands still. Now draw a clear line onto the ground, close your eyes and walk over it. You most likely succeeded. The aforementioned facts or abilities are remarkable skills given by a small inner ear organ set, the vestibular system. Usually operating in the background, this structure infrequently comes to the attention of our conscious mind. In this work, three finite element models (in CATIA V5R18 and COMSOL Multiphysics 3.5a environments) are developed to provide a mechanical understanding of this formidable nature’s gift. In these numerical models, a fluid structure interaction modeling is presented to show the system behavior during a horizontal head spin. Finally, a physical augmented scale model is proposed, including the choice of materials and a similitude study.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Mecánica Computacional, Volume XXIX. Number 65. Numerical Methods, Simulation and Design in Bioengineering (B). Eduardo Dvorkin, Marcela Goldsmith, Mario Storti (Eds)
HAL Id:hal-01852310
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux - IMT Mines Albi (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica - ITA (BRAZIL)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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