CardioELSE version 1.1 user manual

Gianmauro Cuccuru, Giorgio Fotia, Fabio Maggio
Technical Report 11/08, CRS4, Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia, Number 11/08 - may 2011
CardioELSE is a computational tool for cardiac simulation. In detail, it is a parallel solver for the bidomain equations based on spectral elements developed on unstructured all-hexahedral grids. It has been developed within the EU FP7 cardiac modeling project preDiCT ( as a research and proof-of-principle software. CardioELSE was tested on benchmark cases and on patient-specific realistic heart models. Parallelization and portability are realized through the PETSc parallel library and the code will run on any cluster with from 1 to 128 or more CPUs. The package is being developed by a team mainly based at the Bioinformatics Laboratory of CRS4 (, drawing inspiration from many years expertise of research and application of spectral elements to a diverse set of compute-intensive physical problems on complex geometries from fields including geophysics, continuum mechanics, and electromagnetics.

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  author       = {Cuccuru, G. and Fotia, G. and Maggio, F.},
  title        = {CardioELSE version 1.1 user manual},
  institution  = {CRS4, Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia},
  number       = {11/08},
  month        = {may},
  year         = {2011},
  address      = {Cagliari, Italy},
  note         = {idxproject: Predict},
  type         = {techreport},
  keywords     = {computational medicine, cardiac simulation, spectral element, simulation, mathematical modeling, bioinformatics},
  url          = {},

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