# Optimized Schwarz coupling of Bidomain and Monodomain models in electrocardiology

Luca Gerardo-Giorda; Mauro Perego; Alessandro Veneziani

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis (2011)

- Volume: 45, Issue: 2, page 309-334
- ISSN: 0764-583X

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topGerardo-Giorda, Luca, Perego, Mauro, and Veneziani, Alessandro. "Optimized Schwarz coupling of Bidomain and Monodomain models in electrocardiology." ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis 45.2 (2011): 309-334. <http://eudml.org/doc/197490>.

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abstract = {
The Bidomain model is nowadays one of the most accurate mathematical descriptions of the action potential propagation in the heart.
However, its numerical approximation is in general fairly expensive as a consequence of the mathematical features
of this system. For this reason, a simplification of this model, called Monodomain problem is quite often
adopted in order to reduce computational costs. Reliability of this model is however questionable, in particular in
the presence of applied currents and in the regions where the upstroke or the late recovery of the action potential is occurring.
In this paper we investigate a domain decomposition approach for this problem, where the entire computational
domain is suitably split and the two models are solved in different subdomains. Since the mathematical features of the two problems are rather
different, the heterogeneous coupling is non trivial. Here we investigate appropriate interface matching conditions
for the coupling on non overlapping domains. Moreover, we pursue an Optimized Schwarz approach for the numerical solution of the heterogeneous problem. Convergence of the iterative method is analyzed by means of a Fourier analysis. We investigate the parameters to be selected in the matching radiation-type conditions to accelerate the convergence. Numerical results both in two and three dimensions illustrate the effectiveness of the coupling strategy.
},

author = {Gerardo-Giorda, Luca, Perego, Mauro, Veneziani, Alessandro},

journal = {ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis},

keywords = {Computational electrocardiology; Optimized Schwarz Methods; heterogeneous models; computational electrocardiology; optimized Schwarz methods},

language = {eng},

month = {1},

number = {2},

pages = {309-334},

publisher = {EDP Sciences},

title = {Optimized Schwarz coupling of Bidomain and Monodomain models in electrocardiology},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/197490},

volume = {45},

year = {2011},

}

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AU - Gerardo-Giorda, Luca

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AB -
The Bidomain model is nowadays one of the most accurate mathematical descriptions of the action potential propagation in the heart.
However, its numerical approximation is in general fairly expensive as a consequence of the mathematical features
of this system. For this reason, a simplification of this model, called Monodomain problem is quite often
adopted in order to reduce computational costs. Reliability of this model is however questionable, in particular in
the presence of applied currents and in the regions where the upstroke or the late recovery of the action potential is occurring.
In this paper we investigate a domain decomposition approach for this problem, where the entire computational
domain is suitably split and the two models are solved in different subdomains. Since the mathematical features of the two problems are rather
different, the heterogeneous coupling is non trivial. Here we investigate appropriate interface matching conditions
for the coupling on non overlapping domains. Moreover, we pursue an Optimized Schwarz approach for the numerical solution of the heterogeneous problem. Convergence of the iterative method is analyzed by means of a Fourier analysis. We investigate the parameters to be selected in the matching radiation-type conditions to accelerate the convergence. Numerical results both in two and three dimensions illustrate the effectiveness of the coupling strategy.

LA - eng

KW - Computational electrocardiology; Optimized Schwarz Methods; heterogeneous models; computational electrocardiology; optimized Schwarz methods

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