Serdar Göktepe

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We present a novel computational model for maladaptive cardiac growth in which kinematic changes of the cardiac chambers are attributed to alterations in cytoskeletal architecture and in cellular morphology. We adopt the concept of finite volume growth characterized through the multiplicative decomposition of the deformation gradient into an elastic part(More)
The key objective of this work is the design of an unconditionally stable, robust, efficient, modular, and easily expandable finite element-based simulation tool for cardiac electrophysiology. In contrast to existing formulations, we propose a global–local split of the system of equations in which the global variable is the fast action potential that is(More)
The objective of this work is to establish a generic continuum-based computational concept for finite growth of living biological tissues. The underlying idea is the introduction of an incompatible growth configuration which naturally introduces a multiplicative decomposition of the deformation gradient into an elastic and a growth part. The two major(More)
The objective of this work is the computational simulation of a patient-specific electrocardiogram (EKG) using a novel, robust, efficient, and modular finite element-based simulation tool for cardiac electrophysiology. We apply a two-variable approach in terms of a fast action potential and a slow recovery variable, whereby the latter phenomenologically(More)
Thismanuscript is concernedwith anovel, unified finite element approach to fully coupled cardiac electromechanics. The intrinsic coupling arises from both the excitation-induced contraction of cardiac cells and the deformation-induced generation of current due to the opening of ion channels. In contrast to the existing numerical approaches suggested in the(More)
We introduce a novel constitutive model for growing soft biological tissue and study its performance in two characteristic cases of mechanically induced wall thickening of the heart. We adopt the concept of an incompatible growth configuration introducing the multiplicative decomposition of the deformation gradient into an elastic and a growth part. The key(More)
Understanding the mechanics of the mitral valve is crucial in terms of designing and evaluating medical devices and techniques for mitral valve repair. In the current study we characterize the in vivo strains of the anterior mitral valve leaflet. On cardiopulmonary bypass, we sew miniature markers onto the leaflets of 57 sheep. During the cardiac cycle, the(More)
This manuscript proposes a novel, efficient finite element solution technique for the computational simulation of cardiac electrophysiology. We apply a two-parameter model that is characterized through a fast action potential and a slow recovery variable. The former is introduced globally as a nodal degree of freedom, whereas the latter is treated locally(More)
We propose a novel, efficient finite element solution technique to simulate the electrochemical response of excitable cardiac tissue. We apply a global–local split in which the membrane potential of the electrical problem is introduced globally as a nodal degree of freedom, while the state variables of the chemical problem are treated locally as internal(More)