The goal of this project is to demonstrate a Web-based interactive cardiovascular model for use by medical students and others interested in cardiovascular physiology. The model is a simple three-compartment model, known as the "Windkessel model." Specifically, the model on the Web is for users to view the simulation's behavior over a simulated period of time.
The simulation uses the conceptual framework of computational science--Application, Algorithm and Architecture. Application refers to the scientific problem of interest and the components of that problem which we wish to study and/or include. Algorithm refers to the numerical/mathematical representation of a problem, including any numerical method or recipe used to solve the problem. Finally, Architecture refers to the computing platform and software tool(s) used to compute a solution set for the algorithm(s) developed.