Volume 37, Number 4, July-August 2003Special issue on Biological and Biomedical Applications
|Page(s)||649 - 661|
|Published online||15 November 2003|
Simulation of Electrophysiological Waves with an Unstructured Finite Element Method
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Ottawa, On, K1N 6N5 Canada. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bidomain models are commonly used for studying and simulating electrophysiological waves in the cardiac tissue. Most of the time, the associated PDEs are solved using explicit finite difference methods on structured grids. We propose an implicit finite element method using unstructured grids for an anisotropic bidomain model. The impact and numerical requirements of unstructured grid methods is investigated using a test case with re-entrant waves.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 35K57 / 65M60 / 92Cxx
Key words: Anisotropic bidomain model / spiral waves / FEM.
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