Short Title:Bio-Modelling and Analysis
Full Title:Bio-Modelling and Analysis
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BMOA H4000
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
Module Delivered in no programmes
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:STEPHEN TIERNAN
Module Description:This module enables the student, to use computer modelling techniques, to analyse design solutions for a range of bio-technologies. Solid models linked to kinematic models will be utilised as well as finite element techniques.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Investigate a given medical orthopedic condition, with a view to developing modelling parameters. Consult medical references and papers to determine issues and constraints. Examine the role that modelling has in conducting an engineering examination of a possible solution.
LO2 Develop criteria for model development. Explain the rationale behind assumptions used in the analysis.
LO3 Develop a musculoskeletal kinematic model to determine muscle and skeletal loads.
LO4 Use finite element techniques to determine the stresses and strains in a bio medical device and investigate the impact these may have on bone degeneration and re-modelling. Propose design optimisations.
LO5 Investigate the complications of modelling biological materials such as bone, including patient variability.
LO6 Investigate methods to validate models, in particular investigate the issues with the validation of biological models.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
BioModelling Introduction
Introduction to modelling and the role of modelling in bio-engineering. Including kinematic models, static structural, and transient dynamic models.
10.00%
Kinematic Models
The development of a kinematic model using software such as opensim. The customisation of models and the measurement of forces.
30.00%
FEA models
The creation of a solid model of an orthopedic joint. The transfer of this model to a FEA package. The application of appropriate material models and the analyse of component stresses.
30.00%
Model Validation
Patient specific, sample size and variability of published data.
15.00%
Component Failure
The issues relevant to bone failure including crack growth and re-modelling. Investigation for failure of implants and prosthesis. Fatigue loading within the human body of bones and implants.
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Investigate a particular medical issue, discuss with medical practitioners, propose parameters to base a model on.Present topic to the class.   20.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Develop a kinematics model to determine accelerations, joint reactions and muscle forces. 1,2,3,5 40.00 Week 3
Continuous Assessment Develop a FEA model of a chosen bio medical device, investigate the boundary conditions for the device, the material properties and determine the stresses and strains on the device. Propose an optimised solution. 1,2,3,5 40.00 Week 8
No End of Module Formal Examination

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer Supervised Learning Lectures relating to design topics and tasks for the student to solve. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer Supervised Learning Review of design techniques developed during lectures. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • M. Cerrolaza, D. Jugo, C. A. Brebbia, Simulation Modelling in Bioengineering, Computational Mechanics Publications [ISBN: 1853124559, 9]
  • Daniel A. Beard, Biosimulation: Simulation of Living Systems, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 9780521768238]
  • Lee, P.E.McHugh, F.J. O’Brien, D. O’Mahoney, D. Taylor, M. Bruzzi, S.M. Rackard, O.D. Kennedy,, Bone for Life": Osteoporosis, bone remodelling, and computer simulation,
  • Paul Brinckmann, Wolfgang Frobin, Gunnar Leivseth, Musculoskeletal biomechanics, Stuttgart ; Thieme [ISBN: 3131300515]
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