Cardiac modeling: coupling of elastomechanics and fluid dynamics

In silico modeling of the human heart and the simulation based on this are gaining an increased meaning in medicine and science. Therefore, computer models can be consulted to support a doctor’s diagnosis, to enhance clinical therapies or to plan a medical intervention.

For this reason, at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering an in house simulation tool has been created and is continuously improved since several years.

The aim of this research project is the further development of the existing simulation tool regarding hemodynamics with the desired outcome to provide recognition of diseases concerning the cardiovascular system. This is possible because fluid dynamics in the human heart are immediately affected by changes of the cardiac function.

Therefore, a coupling of hemodynamics, elastomechanics and circulatory system should accomplish a contribution to the improvement of medical diagnosis.

Fluid dynamics in the heart