Mathematical Biology Seminar: A 3D computational model of the Mammalian Cochlea with Asymptotics

  • Date: 12/03/2009
William Robert Holmes (Indiana University)

University of British Columbia


We seek to build a computational model for the simplified Mammalian Cochlea with the standard coupled fluid-plate equations as our base. Physiological data shows a clear wave nature in the response of the basilar membrane to stimulus. We seek to explain the presence of this wave nature and use it as inspiration for a 3D numerical solver. The results of simulations along with asymptotic arguments suggest a relationship between the form and function of the cochlea which we compare to physiological data.


2:00pm, WMAX 216.