Biomechanics, 6 credits

Biomekanik, 6 hp

TMMS07

The course is disused.

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Jonas Stålhand

Director of studies or equivalent

Peter Schmidt

Education components

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

Available for exchange students

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

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 Exercises6 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

    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 biomechanics
    • Springer, (2004) Solids and fluids, analysis and design
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG2 Hand-in Exercises 6 credits U, 3, 4, 5

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Additional literature

Books

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

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
X
UPG2

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
UPG2

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
UPG2

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery

                            
2.3 System thinking
X
UPG2

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
UPG2

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
X
UPG2

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork

                            
3.2 Communications
X
UPG2

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X
UPG2

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development
X

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development
X

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects
X
UPG2

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects
X
UPG2

                            

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