Simulating the Mechanics of Myocardial Tissue Using Strongly Scalable Parallel Algorithms

Biomed Tech (Berl). 2013 Aug;58 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):/j/bmte.2013.58.issue-s1-N/bmt-2013-4322/bmt-2013-4322.xml. doi: 10.1515/bmt-2013-4322. Epub 2013 Sep 7.


Due to preferential orientations of fibers, such as collagen or myocytes, the modeling of the mechanics of myocardial tissue leads to anisotropic and highly nonlinear material models. For micro-anatomically realistic geometries the computational effort to handle these sophisticated models is very challenging and demands the usage of strongly scalable parallel algorithms. In this context we mention two possible approaches and show numerical examples.