13.6 Future Development

The PulseWaveSolver is a useful tool for computational modelling of one-dimensional blood flow in the human body. However, there are several ideas for future development which include:

  1. Inclusion of a pre-processor and post-processor.
  2. Profiling the code to improve performance.
  3. Cleaning up the input file to make the input format more user-friendly.
  4. Modelling of valves and alternative pressure-area laws for models of venous flow.
  5. Incorporating a model of the heart.