Description
This tutorial will demonstrate how to build a biomechanics model of dog ventricles using different prebuilt components. The Model consists of 4 components. The first component is the geometry with 48 tricubic elements. The second component is the dynamic (active tension) model. The third component is the constitutive model. The final component is the circulation model with the corresponding boundary conditions.
Start Continuity
 Launch the Continuity 6.4 Client

Click OK to bring up the main window
Load Geometry
 File→Library→Search…

Find the model named dog_geom

Right click on the model and select Load

Select Reset (without save) then proceed; the second option.
Send and Calculate Mesh


If the Dimensions Form appears, simply click Apply Marked Recommendations and then OK

Render Elements

Click the lines radio button

Click Render to display mesh lines
Load Dynamic Model
 File→Library→Search…

Find the model named BM_Hilltype_sympy

Right click on the model and select Load

Select Retain current problem, but overwrite the following objects:…; the third option.
Load Constitutive Model
 File→Library→Search…

Find the model named Ogden_Holzapfel_2009_U8_active_hilltype

Right click on the model and select Load

Select Retain current problem, but overwrite the following objects:…; the third option.
Load Circulation Model
 File→Library→Search…

Find the model named dog_lbbb_biomechanics_circulation

Right click on the model and select Load

Select Retain current problem, but overwrite the following objects:…; the third option.
Solve Nonlinear


If the Dimensions Form appears, simply click Apply Marked Recommendations and then OK



Specify the Number of Steps as 2

Specify when sum of solution increments < as 1e002

Specify when sum of unconstrained residuals < as 1e002


Click the Solve button, and wait for the solver to finish. While the solution is being computed the window will remain open. There will also be output listed to the console window and the Python shell.