Neurite: electrophysiological-mechanical coupling simulation framework (Garcia-Grajales et al 2015)

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Neurite simulates the electrical signal propagation in myelinated and unmyelinated axons, and in dendritic trees under mechanical loading. Two different solvers are available (explicit and implicit) with sequential (CPU) and parallel (GPUs) versions
1 . García-Grajales JA, Rucabado G, García-Dopico A, Peña JM, Jérusalem A (2015) Neurite, a finite difference large scale parallel program for the simulation of electrical signal propagation in neurites under mechanical loading. PLoS One 10:e0116532 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Axon; Dendrite;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Myelinated neuron;
Channel(s): I Sodium; I Potassium;
Gap Junctions:
Simulation Environment: C or C++ program;
Model Concept(s): Action Potential Initiation; Axonal Action Potentials; Action Potentials;
Implementer(s): Garcia-Grajales, Julian Andres ;
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// File author(s):  <Julian Andres Garcia Grajales>, (C) 2014
// Copyright: this software is licenced under the terms stipulated in the license.txt file located in its root directory

/*!\file mechanical_model.cpp
  \brief This file is related to the mechanical model

#include "neurite.h"
#include "mechanical_model.h"
  /*! \brief This function calculates the macroscopic strain to know where it takes the measurements
    @param epsilon_axial_membrane_t Microscopic axial strain
    @param epsilon_macro_t Macroscopic axial strain

extern void calculate_epsilon_macro(TYPE &epsilon_axial_membrane_t, TYPE &epsilon_macro_t){

  TYPE epsilon_macro_t0=0;
  TYPE epsilon_axial_membrane_t0=0;
  TYPE epsilon_d_axial_membrane=0;
  TYPE constant=0;
  TYPE K=1; // DEFAULT value

  TYPE max=0, min=0;

  FILE *myfile;
  TYPE myvariable;
  int i;
  int j, HEIGHT =1, WIDTH=5, CASE=0;
  TYPE bandwidth[HEIGHT][WIDTH];
  char fname[250];
  char *execution_folder = getenv("working_directory");
  if (execution_folder != NULL){
    strcpy (fname, execution_folder);
    strcat (fname, "/input_data.txt");
    myfile=fopen(fname, "r");
    _ERROR("ERROR. You did not define the working directory variable\n");
  if(myfile== NULL){
        _ERROR("ERROR: You forgot the input_data.txt file with the mechanical model parameters. See mechanical_model.cpp file. As all input files for Neurite, the input data file must be in your working directory\n");

  for(i = 0; i < HEIGHT; i++)
    for (j = 0 ; j < WIDTH; j++)
	_ERROR("ERROR: The scanning process in the mechanical model file was wrong\n");
      printf("%.5f ",myvariable);
      bandwidth[i][j] = myvariable;
  // BMMB Paper
  /* CASE 1-> 25 SLOW
          2-> 50 SLOW
	  3-> 100 SLOW
	  4-> 25 FAST
	  5-> 50 FAST
	  6-> 100 FAST
  CASE = int(bandwidth[0][0]+0.1);
  K =bandwidth[0][1];
  epsilon_macro_t0 = bandwidth[0][2];
  epsilon_axial_membrane_t0 = bandwidth[0][3];
  max =epsilon_axial_membrane_t0;
  epsilon_d_axial_membrane = bandwidth[0][4];
  min = epsilon_d_axial_membrane;

  if(CASE<1 || CASE>6){
    _ERROR("ERROR: CASE=%i is not a case. See mechanical_model.cpp\n",CASE);

  if(K>1 || K<0){
    _ERROR("ERROR: K=%f must be between 0 and 1\n",K);
  if(epsilon_axial_membrane_t> max || epsilon_axial_membrane_t<min){
    _ERROR("ERROR: case %i for the %f of macroscopic strain at t0. You are out of your bandwidth: epsilon_ma=%f and you max=%f and min=%f\n", CASE,epsilon_macro_t0*100,epsilon_axial_membrane_t,max,min);


  constant= epsilon_macro_t0- K*epsilon_axial_membrane_t0;
  epsilon_macro_t= K*epsilon_axial_membrane_t+constant;


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