Biomechanics 1

EGBE 260: Biomechanics 1
Semester 1, 2008                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Teacher:Jonathon Sensinger, Ph.D.
Leader, Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering Research Track
Faculty Member, Center for Biomedical and Robotics Technology (BART LAB)
Research Interests – Artificial Limbs, Myoelectric Prosthesis Design and Control

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Biomechanics is the application of mechanics to biological systems.
•   Learn how to participate and to ask good questions
•   Understand Mechanics Concepts
•   Acquire a Mechanics paradigm for viewing problems
•   Understand the Human Body
•   Apply Mechanics to the Human Body
•   Apply Biomechanics to Device Design

Dr.  Jon  will  follow  the  content  and  structure  of  Fundamentals  of  Biomechanics ,  by  Ozkaya  and Nordin,  as  well  as  Engineering  Mechanics:  Statics ,  by  Bedford  and  Fowler.  These  books  are  not required  by  students;  all  required  information  will  be  presented  in  class,  with  adequate  outlines
provided in digital form.
Digital  PDF’s  of  all  slides  will  be  provided  to  students.  They  will  be  available  for  download  by Saturday  night  at: .  Students  are  encouraged  to  print  these slides  out  and  write  notes  on  them.  Many  of  the  images  contained  in  these  slides  are  protected  by copyright  laws  and  are  limited  to  instructional  use  in  a  classroom  setting.  As  a  result,  please  do  not duplicate these PDF’s or post them on the internet outside of the setting of this course


W1  Course intro/Biomechanics Intro / Force Vector
W2  Moments and Torques
W3  Free Body Diagram
W4  Statics in Eguilibrium
W5  Centroids and Center of mass
W6  Friction
W7  Application of Statics
W8  Virtual work and Potential Energy
W9  Intro to Deformable Mechanism
W10 Stress and Strain: Tension,Compression,Shear,axial loading,Torsion.
W11 Stess and Strain: Shear,Bending,Beams
W12 Multiaxial Deformation,Plane Stress
W13 Moments of Intertia,Deflection of Beams,Statically Indeterminate Beams,Columns
W14 Biological Tissue
W15 Group presentations
W16 Final Exam

Office Hours
Dr.  Jon  will  hold  office  hours  for  Biomechanics  on  Wednesday  afternoons  from  14:30-17:00  in  the  Biomedical  Engineering  Department,  Room  6355.  He  will  hold  office  hours  for  a  different  class  on Thursday  mornings  (9:00-12:00).  If  students  cannot  attend  the  Biomechanics  office  hours  they  may
come  to  the  Thursday  morning  office  hours,  although  they  are  encouraged  to  come  to  the  Biomechanics  office  hours.  Dr.  Jon  is  usually  in  his  biomedical  engineering  office  (Engineering  building  3,  3rd floor,  Room  6355)  or  his  research  laboratory  (BART  lab,  Engineering  building  2,  4
th floor). Feel free to contact Dr. Jon at or by phone: 089-092-7504.

      Please  be  courteous  in  your  appearance  and  your  interactions  with  other  students  and  the  professor. Towards  that  end,  please  turn  off  your  cellular  phone  when  you  enter  the  classroom.  Ringing  cell  phones in class will reduce your class participation grade.  Please  actively  participate  in  class.  Your  participation  is  critical  to  truly  understanding  the  information for yourself  and  other students, and for providing feedback to the professor so that he can  better teach the course. Students are encouraged to ask questions if they are confused or if they have  forgotten a term or concept previously  discussed. They are also encouraged to ask questions relating  the topic to current news and events, research topics, or implications for other courses. Learning to ask
good questions is a critical skill to learn in college, and class participation is accordingly a substantial  portion of  your  grade –  more than  your midterm and almost more than  your final exam.  If  you have  difficulty participating in class, please prepare one or two questions beforehand based on the content of
the lecture. Asking good questions is a skill that takes practice and experience, so please start to learn  this skill during this course. Please do not say you understand a concept if you do not understand the  concept.
      Please work together to help each other learn. Students do much better when they study outside of  class as a team, for two reasons. 1) You learn best by teaching others. 2) Members of a group may ask  a question that you would not think to ask. Searching for the answer will strengthen your knowledge of
that topic. This course is graded on a fixed scale, so helping others do better cannot hurt  your grade, and will certainly improve both your grade and your understanding. 
Submitted Documents
           Students  are  encouraged  to  create  one  two-sided  piece  of  paper  containing  useful  information.  This paper may be used on all tests, the midterm, and the final exam. This paper must be typed  in size 12 font,  in  English,  and  must  be  submitted  to  the  instructor  at  the  end  of  every  exam.  The  paper  must
contain your name in the top-left corner. Please consult the instructor if you are unsure if information  is acceptable. The paper must be the original  composition of each student: one student cannot produce  copies for other students. 
Students must write all exams in legible English.

All exams and projects are graded as a percentage. 100% is the highest grade that may be obtained on
any exam. Final numeric grade is obtained from the weighted sum of each grade as follows:
Participation:   20%
Exam 1:       10%
Exam 2:       10%
Midterm:      20%
Final:          30%
Project:        10%
Course Letter Grade
A:   90 – 100%
B+   86 –  89%
B   80 – 85%
C+  76 –  79%
C   70 – 75%
D   65 – 69%
F   <65% 


Students will present a 10-minute group presentation on the application of biomechanics. The topic is  their choice, and must be submitted to the professor by Week 10.  The  presentation  must  be  written  in  English,  and  may  not  contain  more  than  12  slides  including  a  cover slide and reference slide. It should not contain an outline slide. All main text should be at least  size 20 font  (preferably 24 font) , and references should be size 16 font or larger. No more than 4 images  (preferably 3)  or 2 figures/tables  (preferably 1)  should be on each slide. Each slide should contain minimal
text. No slide should only contain text.  
The  presentation  must  include  at  least  2  appropriate  references  from  peer-reviewed  journals.  The  presentation should use mathematical concepts to illustrate at least one point. Presentations are due in digital  Power-point  or  PDF  format  during  Week  14.  They  should  be  scanned  before  hand  to  ensure
they do not contain viruses. They will be presented during Week 15.
Biomedical Engineers design equipment that directly affects the welfare of people. Failure on the part  of  biomedical  engineers  may  result  in  serious  injury  or  even  death.  The  education  of  biomedical  engineers  is  thus  of  paramount  importance,  and  must  be  treated  with  respect,  high  standards,  and
substantial effort by both professors and students. Professors must teach biomedical courses in such a  manner that students can easily identify which concepts are critical to the welfare of society and which concepts  are  more  peripheral.  Likewise  students  must  make  a  concerted  effort  to  frequently  study
terms to acquire true tacit understanding, rather than cramming for exams, and they must try to truly  understand  concepts  and  question  the  professor  when  they  do  not,  rather  than  simply  memorizing  concepts to obtain a good grade.  Because the knowledge or ignorance of biomedical engineers can directly affect the lives of people  or cause their death, cheating in any form will not be tolerated. This policy is not motivated by a desire   to punish the student but to rather to protect the lives of the people of Thailand and to ensure the high  standard of integrity required of the biomedical engineering profession. If cheating is clearly confirmed  then students may be required to repeat the course. When considering cheating, please do not consider  your grade – please consider the welfare of your country.


Biomechanics I
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:D  ♣ “Fundamental of Biomechanics“,”Nihat Ozkaya, Margareta Nordin, V.H. Frankel, and R. Skalak”,”1999″,”Springer”,”TextBook”

fundamentals-of-biomechanicsBiomechanics applies the principles and rigor of engineering to the mechanical properties of living systems. This book integrates the classic fields of mechanics–statics, dynamics, and strength of materials–using examples from biology and medicine. Fundamentals of Biomechanics is excellent for teaching either undergraduates in biomedical engineering programs or health care professionals studying biomechanics at the graduate level. Extensively revised from a successful first edition, the book features a wealth of clear illustrations, numerous worked examples, and many problem sets. The book provides the quantitative perspective missing from more descriptive texts, without requiring an advanced background in mathematics. It will be welcomed for use in courses such as biomechanics and orthopedics, rehabilitation and industrial engineering, and occupational or sports medicine.

Fundamentals of biomechanics: equilibrium, motion, and deformation
โดย Nihat Özkaya, Margareta Nordin, Dawn Leger
ผู้เขียน Dawn Leger
Edition: 2, illustrated
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Editorial Reviews

Product Description
This book provides an introduction to biomechanics using the latest findings from the research literature to support and exemplify the concepts presented. Quantitative as well as qualitative examples of problems illustrate biomechanical principles. Quantitative aspects are presented in a manageable, progressive fashion to make biomechanical principles accessible to all students, regardless of their mathematical skills. – Topics added or significantly expanded include bone modelling and remodelling, osteoporosis, the female athlete triad, bone changes during space flight, joint flexibility, articular cartilage function, osteoarthritis, muscle fibre type conversion, eccentric muscle activity, the stretch-shortening cycle, muscle injuries, rotator cuff impingement syndrome, ACL rupture, low back pain, and gait economy. – Now included are end of chapter glossaries, key concepts, marginal definitions, sample problems, chapter summaries, introductory and additional problems, and references. – An Online Learning Centre box appearing on the opening page of every chapter, directing the student to resources online, while related web sites at the end of each chapter offer pertinent web sources. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author
McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide


Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education; 5th edition (June 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071260412
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071260411

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Course Materials:

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