Section: Research Program

Numerical techniques

We want the numerical simulations of the previous direct or inverse models to be efficient and reliable with respect to the needs of the medical community. They should qualify and guarantee the accuracy and robustness of the numerical techniques and the efficiency of the resolution algorithms.

Based on previous work on solving the monodomain and bidomain equations [4], [5], [7], [1], we will focus on

  • High-order numerical techniques with respect to the variables with physiological meaning, like velocity, AP duration and restitution properties.

  • Efficient, dedicated preconditioning techniques coupled with parallel computing.

Existing simulation tools used in our team rely, among others, on mixtures of explicit and implicit integration methods for ODEs, hybrid MPI-OpenMP parallellization, algebraic multigrid preconditioning, and a BiCGStab algorithm with adaptations to retain numerical accuracy while handling large underdetermined systems.