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A Novel Composite Material-Based Computational Model For Left Ventricle Biomechanics Simulation, Seyyed Mohammad Hassan Haddad Jul 2016

A Novel Composite Material-Based Computational Model For Left Ventricle Biomechanics Simulation, Seyyed Mohammad Hassan Haddad

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To model cardiac mechanics effectively, various mechanical characteristics of cardiac muscle tissue including anisotropy, hyperelasticity, and tissue active contraction characteristics must be considered. Some of these features cannot be implemented using commercial finite element (FE) solvers unless additional custom-developed computer codes/subroutines are appended. Such codes/subroutines are unavailable for the research community. Accordingly, the overarching objective of this research is to develop a novel LV mechanics model which is implementable in commercial FE solvers and can be used effectively within inverse FE frameworks towards cardiac disease diagnosis and therapy. This was broken down into a number of objectives. The ...