Simulation of wave propagation in the cochlea

Edgar Alvarado-Anell, Sagrario Santillán-Flores


We present some solutions of the Burgers´s equation as a mathematical model to describe the propagation of waves of the perilymph within the cochlea. We propose different initial conditions which model the effect of the stapes in the perilymph through the oval window, which produces wave motion in the liquid. We show the simulations obtained from the solutions mentioned using mathematica and compared with images that are reported in the literature.


mathematical model; tympanic membrane; ossicular chain; simulation


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