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.

2023W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
TUWELLectureTube

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the basics principles of point, rigid body, linear continuum and fluid mechanics including static equilibrium, motion, dynamics, stress, strain and flow, to apply the principles of dimensional analysis and scaling laws, to derive 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, to describe the anatomy of the musculoskeletal and the cardiovascular system as well as to solve mechanical and biomechanical problems.

Subject of course

Short review of vector and tensor algebra, point mechanics and rigid body mechanics.

Scaling laws and dimensional analysis

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

Bone biomechanics including Euler-Bernoulii beam theory

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

Teaching methods

Classical Lecture and flipped classroom with videos that should be watched prior to class. 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
Mon16:00 - 17:0002.10.2023 Zoom link: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91461096478?pwd=M2ZONmJNUCtvSEVITEZZVlBHZmdKdz09Einführung in die Biomechanik  - Vorbesprechung
Tue14:00 - 16:0003.10.2023GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Introduction to Biomechanics
Tue14:00 - 16:0010.10.2023 - 05.12.2023GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Introduction to Biomechanics
Tue14:00 - 16:0017.10.2023Seminarraum BD 02C Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 1 - Room 3
Tue14:00 - 16:0017.10.2023Seminarraum BE 01 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 1 - Room 2
Tue14:00 - 16:0017.10.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 1 - Room 4
Tue14:00 - 16:0031.10.2023Seminarraum BE 01 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 2 - Room 2
Tue14:00 - 16:0031.10.2023Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 2 - Room 4
Tue14:00 - 16:0031.10.2023Seminarraum BD 02C Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 2 - Room 3
Tue14:00 - 16:0012.12.2023 - 16.01.2024GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Introduction to Biomechanics
Tue14:00 - 16:0012.12.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 7 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 3 - Room 4
Tue14:00 - 16:0012.12.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 6 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 3 - Room 3
Tue14:00 - 16:0012.12.2023Seminarraum BE 01 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 3 - Room 2
Tue14:00 - 16:0009.01.2024Seminarraum BE 01 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 4 - Room 2
Tue14:00 - 16:0009.01.2024Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 4- Room 3
Tue14:00 - 16:0009.01.2024Seminarraum Lehar 01 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 4 - Room 4
Tue14:00 - 16:0023.01.2024HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky - ARCH Introduction to Biomechanics - Exam 2
Introduction to Biomechanics - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon02.10.202316:00 - 17:00 Zoom link: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91461096478?pwd=M2ZONmJNUCtvSEVITEZZVlBHZmdKdz09Einführung in die Biomechanik  - Vorbesprechung
Tue03.10.202314:00 - 16:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Introduction to Biomechanics
Tue10.10.202314:00 - 16:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Introduction to Biomechanics
Tue17.10.202314:00 - 16:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Introduction to Biomechanics
Tue17.10.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BE 01 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 1 - Room 2
Tue17.10.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 1 - Room 4
Tue17.10.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BD 02C Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 1 - Room 3
Tue24.10.202314:00 - 16:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Introduction to Biomechanics
Tue31.10.202314:00 - 16:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Introduction to Biomechanics
Tue31.10.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 2 - Room 4
Tue31.10.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BD 02C Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 2 - Room 3
Tue31.10.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BE 01 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 2 - Room 2
Tue07.11.202314:00 - 16:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Introduction to Biomechanics
Tue14.11.202314:00 - 16:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Introduction to Biomechanics
Tue21.11.202314:00 - 16:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Introduction to Biomechanics
Tue28.11.202314:00 - 16:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Introduction to Biomechanics
Tue05.12.202314:00 - 16:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Introduction to Biomechanics
Tue12.12.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 7 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 3 - Room 4
Tue12.12.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 6 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 3 - Room 3
Tue12.12.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BE 01 Einführung in die Biomechanik - TUTORIAL 3 - Room 2

Examination modalities

Graded homework and two written exams (part I and II). Each part has to be passed successfully for obtaining a positive grade (only exception: if a very good score has been obtained in the homework and one of the written exams the other exam may have a fail 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 (part I) and at the beginning of the summer semester (part II), respectively.

Presence is required during the tutorials.

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue14:00 - 16:0019.03.2024GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH written06.02.2024 00:00 - 21.02.2024 12:00TISSAlternative Exam Final
Tue14:00 - 16:0019.03.2024GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH written06.02.2024 00:00 - 21.02.2024 00:00TISSAlternative Exam Mid-Term (third date)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
28.08.2023 08:00 20.11.2023 23:00 20.11.2023 23:00

Curricula

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

Literature

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

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of physics (mechanics) and mathematics at Matura level are required.

Continuative courses

Language

English