MEMS Seminar: Multiphysics and Multiscale Modeling of Cardiac Dynamics
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A
Professor Boyce Griffith
The heart is a coupled electro-fluid-mechanical system. The contractions of the cardiac muscle are stimulated and coordinated by the electrophysiology of the heart; these contractions in turn affect the electrical function of the heart by altering the macroscopic conductivity of the tissue and by influencing stretch-activated transmembrane ion channels. In this talk, I will present an overview of our work to develop computer models of cardiac mechanics, fluid dynamics, and electrophysiology, as well as applications of these models and methods to cardiac fluid-structure and electro-mechanical interaction. Lunch will be served from 1-1:30 pm.