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March 1971

Photoelastic Analysis of Nasal Support

Author Affiliations

East Melbourne, Australia
From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Melbourne (Australia), Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;93(3):297-299. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770060435013

The role of the septum in nasal support was studied on a model with photoelastic properties in order to show changes in stress concentration with variations in load. The results indicated that the septum is of importance in nasal support. They also showed that stress concentration is more likely to occur at points where bone is sharply angled, indicating sites of potential weakness to injuries of the nasal skeleton.

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