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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2010, Article ID 261826, 14 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/261826
Research Article

Research on Ossicular Chain Mechanics Model

1Department of Civil Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China
2Shanghai Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Shanghai 200072, China
3ENT Department, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China

Received 30 November 2009; Revised 12 March 2010; Accepted 28 March 2010

Academic Editor: Carlo Cattani

Copyright © 2010 Wen-juan Yao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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