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This model describes a flow through vessels with resistance to flow, and compliance. Model 'Vessel_2RC' has two RC vessels in series while 'Vessel4RC has two RC vessels in parallel with two RC vessels in series.


The model simulates fluid flow, F, through a compliant vessel with  
resistance to flow, R, and vessel compliance, C, given a pressure drop 
across the length of the vessel equivalent to Pin - Pout.  The flow 
out of the vessel is related to the resistance by the fluid equivalent 
of Ohm's Law.  

                      Fout = (Pin - Pout) / R

where Pin - Pout is the difference in pressure between the beginning 
and end of the vessel and R is determined from Poiseuille's Law as:

                       R = 128*mu*L / pi*D^4

where mu is the fluid viscosity, L is the vessel length, and D is the 
vessel diameter.  

The flow into the vessel and the flow out of the vessel are different
because of the change in volume which adds or subtracts flow from that
leaving the vessel depending on whether the pressure is increasing or
decreasing in the vessel.  So we have:

                        Fin = Fout + Fcomp

where the flow attributed to the vessel compliance, Fcomp, is given by:

                          Fcomp = dV/dt

and where V is the vessel volume and is related to the compliance, C and
intraluminal pressure, Pin, by:
                           V = Pin * C  

It should be noted in the code that the initial vessel volume is 
prescribed by Pin and the value of C calculated from the initial diameter 
and vessel length.


2 RC vessels:
  ---->  Pin        R1     P1       R2       Pout
          |                 |              ---->
          |  |              |  |            Fout
          |  | F1comp       |  | F2comp     
          |  v              |  v
  C1,V1 =====       C2,V2 =====
          |                 |
          |                 | 
          |                 |
          o P1ext           o P2ext                    
        -----             -----
         ---               ---
	  -                 -

4RC vessels:                     
                          ===== C2,V2 
                        ^   |                 F2             
                 F2comp |   |       R2       ---->             
                        |   |----/\/\/\/\/\-----------|
                            |                         |
   Fin                      |                         |
  ---->  Pin        R1      |P1                       P2       R4       Pout
 ---------o------/\/\/\/\---o                    -----o-----/\/\/\/\----o
          |                 |                    |    |              ---->
          |  |              |        R3          |    |  |            Fout
          |  | F1comp       |-----/\/\/\/\/\------    |  | F4comp     
          |  v              |              ---->      |  v
  C1,V1 =====               |               F3      ===== C4,V4
          |               ===== C3,V3                 |
          |                 |                         | 
          |                 o P3ext                   |
          o P1ext         -----                       o P4ext                    
        -----              ---                      -----
         ---                -                        ---
	  -                                           -




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Ohm GS. Die galvanische Kette mathematisch bearbeitet, 1827



Key terms
RC circuit
Pressure volume
parallel RC

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The National Simulation Resource, Director J. B. Bassingthwaighte, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195-5061.

Model development and archiving support at provided by the following grants: NIH U01HL122199 Analyzing the Cardiac Power Grid, 09/15/2015 - 05/31/2020, NIH/NIBIB BE08407 Software Integration, JSim and SBW 6/1/09-5/31/13; NIH/NHLBI T15 HL88516-01 Modeling for Heart, Lung and Blood: From Cell to Organ, 4/1/07-3/31/11; NSF BES-0506477 Adaptive Multi-Scale Model Simulation, 8/15/05-7/31/08; NIH/NHLBI R01 HL073598 Core 3: 3D Imaging and Computer Modeling of the Respiratory Tract, 9/1/04-8/31/09; as well as prior support from NIH/NCRR P41 RR01243 Simulation Resource in Circulatory Mass Transport and Exchange, 12/1/1980-11/30/01 and NIH/NIBIB R01 EB001973 JSim: A Simulation Analysis Platform, 3/1/02-2/28/07.