317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe and explain:

-      the basics principles of point, rigid body, linear continuum and fluid mechanics including static equilibrium, motion, dynamics, stress, strain and flow,

-      the principles of dimensional analysis and scaling laws, 

-      the biomechanical principles of the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems, including musculoskeletal forces, muscle structure and force generation mechanics of gait and inverse dynamics, strains and stresses in bone due to physiological loads, blood flow in the heart, lung, arteries and veins – structure of the heart, arteries and veins, and

-      the anatomy of the musculoskeletal and the cardiovascular system.

 

 

Furthermore students will be able to solve mechanical and biomechanical problems concerned with:

-      scaling laws,

-      dimensional analysis,

-      point and rigid body (bio) mechanics,

-      2D inverse dynamics,

-      linear continuum (bio)mechanics, and

-      (bio)mechanics of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids.

 

Subject of course

Short review of vector and tensor algebra, point mechanics and rigid body mechanics Motion, dynamics, equilibrium, energetics and constitutive behaviour.

Biomechanical principles of the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems: 

Musculoskeletal forces

Muscle structure and force generation

Mechanics of gait and inverse dynamics

Infinitesimal tissue strains and stresses

Blood flow in the heart, lung, arteries and veins – structure of the heart, arteries and veins

Teaching methods

Classical Lecture. Solving of example biomechanics problems within class (formative assessment), where the sutdent get a problem sheet one week in adanvacne and are asked to solve the specified problems, which are adherent to the material discussed in the lectures. Subsequently, homework assignments are distributed (summative assesment), which have to be solved by students invidiually and handed in. The points obtained from the homewrk assignments count towards the final grade with a weight of 30%

Mode of examination

Written

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue12:30 - 12:4501.10.2019GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums preliminary discussion
Tue14:00 - 16:0001.10.2019 - 28.01.2020GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Introduction to Biomechanics - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue01.10.201912:30 - 12:45GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums preliminary discussion
Tue01.10.201914:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue08.10.201914:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue15.10.201914:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue22.10.201914:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue29.10.201914:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue05.11.201914:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue12.11.201914:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue19.11.201914:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue26.11.201914:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue03.12.201914:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue10.12.201914:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue17.12.201914:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue07.01.202014:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue14.01.202014:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue21.01.202014:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue28.01.202014:00 - 16:00GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal 317.043 Einführung in die Biomechanik

Examination modalities

Graded homework and two written exams (part I and II). Each part has to be passed successfully for obtaining a positive grade. For students who missed one or both exams or who want to improve their grade, one additional exam for each part will be offered, within the winter semester and at the beginning of the summer semester, respectively.

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon10:00 - 12:0013.01.2020Seminarraum BE 01 written07.12.2019 15:15 - 13.01.2020 09:00TISSAlternative Exam1 Introduction to Biomechanics
Tue14:00 - 16:0028.01.2020GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal written26.11.2019 00:00 - 28.01.2020 00:00TISSIntroduction to Biomechanics Exam 2
Fri15:00 - 17:0013.03.2020GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums written04.02.2020 15:15 - 11.03.2020 19:00TISSAlternative Exam2 Introduction to Biomechanics

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
26.08.2019 08:00 28.12.2019 23:00 28.12.2019 23:00

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 533 Medical Informatics STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 453 Biomedical Engineering
066 658 Chemie und Technologie der Materialien STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase

Literature

If you are registered, you can download the lecture-notes from TISS!

Language

English