Biomechanics, 6 credits (TMMS07)

Biomekanik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Jonas Stålhand

Director of studies or equivalent

Peter Schmidt

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CDPU Design and Product Development 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CKEB Chemical Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Industrial Biotechnology and Production) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CMED Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CMED Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Biomedical Materials) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CMED Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Biomedical Modelling) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Devices and Materials in Biomedicine) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Industrial biotechnology and production) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6MBME Biomedical Engineering, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6MMEC Mechanical Engineering, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping v

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Design and Product Development
  • Energy-Environment-Management
  • Chemical Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering, Master's programme
  • Mechanical Engineering, Master's programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Calculus, Linear Algebra and Mechanics

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims to bring understanding to the fundamental principles of biomechanics by applying the concepts and methods of the physical sciences and mathematics in an engineering approach to problems in living structures and organisms. After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • understand the model concept,
  • simplify and model a biological system by applying fundamental concepts in applied mechanics,
  • analyse and interpret the result from these models, and estimate the effect of the simplifications,
  • develop relevant computational tools to analyse the models, and
  • convey the results.

Course content

Biomechanics, modeling and simulation of biological systems, and biomaterials.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures and written assignments.

Examination

UPG2Hand-in ExercisesU, 3, 4, 56 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Models of Mechanics, Computational Fluid Mechanics

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Peter Schmidt

Examiner

Jonas Stålhand

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 40 h
Recommended self-study hours: 120 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books
J.D. Humphrey and S.L. Delange, An introduction to biomechanicsSpringer, (2004) Solids and fluids, analysis and design

Additional literature

Books

J.D. Humphrey and S.L. Delange, An introduction to biomechanics
Springer, (2004) Solids and fluids, analysis and design
UPG2 Hand-in Exercises U, 3, 4, 5 6 credits

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