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An Efficient Preconditioner for Linear System Solution in Multi-Domain Modeling of the Circulatory System

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Mahdi Esmaily Moghadam, Yuri Bazilevs, Alison Marsden

UCSD, San Diego, CA

Tain-Yen Hsia

GOSH, London, UK

Paper No. SBC2013-14392, pp. V01AT13A014; 2 pages
  • ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Volume 1A: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms; Active and Reactive Soft Matter; Atherosclerosis; BioFluid Mechanics; Education; Biotransport Phenomena; Bone, Joint and Spine Mechanics; Brain Injury; Cardiac Mechanics; Cardiovascular Devices, Fluids and Imaging; Cartilage and Disc Mechanics; Cell and Tissue Engineering; Cerebral Aneurysms; Computational Biofluid Dynamics; Device Design, Human Dynamics, and Rehabilitation; Drug Delivery and Disease Treatment; Engineered Cellular Environments
  • Sunriver, Oregon, USA, June 26–29, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5560-7
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


A closed-loop lumped parameter network (LPN) coupled to a 3D domain is a powerful tool that can be used to model the global dynamics of the circulatory system. Coupling a 0D LPN to a 3D CFD domain is a numerically challenging problem, often associated with instabilities, extra computational cost, and loss of modularity. A computationally efficient finite element framework has been recently proposed that achieves numerical stability without sacrificing modularity [1]. This type of coupling introduces new challenges in the linear algebraic equation solver (LS), producing an strong coupling between flow and pressure that leads to an ill-conditioned tangent matrix. In this paper we exploit this strong coupling to obtain a novel and efficient algorithm for the linear solver (LS). We illustrate the efficiency of this method on several large-scale cardiovascular blood flow simulation problems.

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