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On Coupling Cellular Automata Based Activation And Finite Element Muscle Model Applied To Heart Ventricle Modelling

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO030031

Volume

6

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

599.01 kb

Author(s)

R. Cimrman, J. Kroc, E. Rohan, J. Rosenberg & Z. Tonar

Abstract

On coupling cellular automata based activation and finite element muscle model applied to heart ventricle modelling R. Cimrman, J. Kroc, E. Rohan, J. Rosenberg & Z. Tonar New Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia, 306 14 Plzeii, Czech Republic Abstract The paper deals with the finite element macroscopic model of contracting myocardium. The constitutive model of the tissue is based on the theory of mixtures, involving a simple model of intramyocardial blood perfusion. Anisotropy of the tissue is described in terms of preferential directions of the muscle and connective fibres. A simple Hill-type model of the muscle fibre contraction is employed. The local value of the activation parameter is defined through the four phases of the action potential wave; its propagation is simulated using the cellular automaton (CA). The approximated excitable medium, which comprises the conducting system, is partitioned into the normal, conducting and void cells. The coupling of the CA analysi

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