Fifth International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2007)

Florence, Italy
December 13-15, 2007

A Fluid-Structure Interaction Model of Vocal Fold Oscillation

A. Gömmel (1), C. Butenweg (1), Malte Kob (2)

(1) Dept. of Civil Engineering, Structural Statics and Dynamics; (2) Dept. of Phoniatrics, Pedaudiology, and Communication Disorders
RWTH Aachen – University Hospital

Since fluid-structure interaction within the finite-element method is state of the art in many engineering fields, this method is used in voice analysis. A quasi two-dimensional model of the vocal folds including the ventricular folds is presented. First results of self-sustained vocal fold oscillation are presented and possibilities as well as limitations are discussed.
Index Terms. Fluid structure interaction, finite element method, vocal fold oscillation

Full Paper (reprinted with permission from Firenze University Press)

Bibliographic reference.  Gömmel, A. / Butenweg, C. / Kob, Malte (2007): "A fluid-structure interaction model of vocal fold oscillation", In MAVEBA-2007, 127-128.