Short Title:Biomechanics 2
Full Title:Biomechanics 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BIOM H2002
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
Module Delivered in no programmes
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:FIONA MC EVOY
Module Description:This subject equips the student with a fundamental understanding of bioengineering Mechanics applied in the field of Biomedical and Sports Engineering. Force Systems, Stress/Strain and moments are introduced. It will provide the student with the analytical and practical skills for solving problems in this field. This forms the basis for further study in their final year.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the biomechanics of Joints in the body.
LO2 Calculate basic working stress and strain; Young's Modulus; Poisson Ratio in simple bio-engineering problems.
LO3 Perform caluclations involving basic Stress and strain, shear bending and torque actions, and the corresponding stresses and strains in the Musculoskeletal system.
LO4 To Compare tensile and compressive behaviour of cortical and trabecular bone.
LO5 Calculate Shear force and bending moments.
LO6 Determine the Bending stress in simply supported beams under various loading conditions.
LO7 Perform and analyse problems using Simple Theory of Torsion. Torsion of bone.
LO8 Calculate the shear stress due to torsion in compound shafts.
LO9 Execute appropriate safety procedures and standards whilst using laboratory equipment.
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) %
Section 1: Statics to Human Biomechanics
Mechanics of the Elbow, Shoulder, Spinal Column, Hip, Knee, Ankle.
20.00%
Section 2: Basic Stress and Strain; Elastic Constitutes/Material behav
Basic Stress and Strain; Shear stress; direct shear strain; Stress-strain relations, Hooke’s law. Four elastic constants (Poisson’s ratio, bulk modulus, Young’s modulus and shear modulus).Tensile test; ductile and brittle materials. Safe working stress. Tensile and compressive behaviour of cortical and trabecular bone.
20.00%
Section 3: Shear force & Bending moments
Sign convention of shear force and bending moment; shear force and bending moment diagrams. Problems with concentrated, distributed and combined loads. Points of conflexture.
20.00%
Section 4: Bending of Beams
Simple Bending Theory; Neutral axis, section modulus; 2nd moment of area; Bending stress of beams; Shear stresses due to bending; Limitations of simple bending theory. Orthoapedic examples problems such as compression plates, Combination of compression plate and internal fixators.
20.00%
Section 5: Torsion & Shear stress
Simple Theory of Torsion; polar second moment of area. Shear stress and shear strain in shafts. Torsional rigidity; torsion of hollow shafts. Orthoapedic examples problems such as IM nails. Clinical Biomechanics Torsional Rigidity.
20.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Lab 1: Tensile Test Case Study (assessed by individual report) 2,9 5.00 Week 3
Laboratory Lab 2: Modulus of Elasticity and Poisson’s Ratio(group in lab assessment) 2,9 10.00 Week 5
Laboratory Lab 3: Bending of Cantilever Beam (assessed by individual report. 2,5,6,9 10.00 Week 8
Laboratory Lab 4: Torsion (group in lab assessment) 7,8,9 5.00 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,4,5,6,7,8 70.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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
Lecture Class based instruction 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lab Lab based instruction 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Indep learning 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lab Lab based instruction 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Indep learning 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Course Notes by Dr Fiona McEvoy
  • Susan Hall, Basic Biomechanics, 7th Ed. [ISBN: 978-007352276]
  • Donald L. Bartel, Dwight T. Davy, Tony M. Keaveny 2006, Orthopaedic biomechanics, Pearson/Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 9780130089090]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Timothy Philpot 2008, Mechanics of Materials, Whiley
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