Short Title:Biomechanics 4
Full Title:Biomechanics 4
Module Code:BIOM H3004
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
Module Delivered in no programmes
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:STEPHEN TIERNAN
Module Description:This subject equips the student with detailed knowledge of theoretical, numerical and experimental techniques to analyse stress systems, in particular in reference to the human skeletal system. Materials ...........
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Calculate the bending stress in beams, including composite beams. Focusing on long bone applications in the human body.
LO2 Statically analyse musculoskeletal systems, create free body diagrams of particular joints. Such as the hip, knee and intervertebral disk.Calculate directional stresses and principal stresses.
LO3 Use various failure theories, including max principle stress theory and max distortion energy theory, to determine safety factors.
LO4 Analyse the free and damped vibration behaviour of single degree of freedom systems.
LO5 Investigate continuous systems: natural frequencies and mode shapes. Describe the natural frequencies of parts of the human body and their effects.
LO6 Investigate how vibrations are used in the design and development of medical devices
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Beam Bending Stress
Beam bending theory, including point and UDL loads, in particular as they apply to long bones in the human body.
10.00%
Analyse musculoskeletal joints.
Create free body diagrams of the hip, knee and intervertebral disk . Hence calculate the forces and stresses in the bones.
20.00%
Complex Stresses & Stress Transformations
Calculate Principle stresses & planes; max shear stress, from applied stresses.
15.00%
Failure Theories
Investigate the failure of bones and implants using max principal stress and max distortion energy theories. Investigate particular issues that affect the failure of bones as opposed to homogeneous materials.
15.00%
Free Vibration:
Introduction, Simple Harmonic Motion, natural frequencies, damped free vibration.
10.00%
Forced Vibration
Forced vibration, transient response, transmission of force, isolation of vibration
10.00%
Vibration and the Human Body
Investigate the effects of vibration on the human body, body positive and negative. Including motion sickness, vehicle vibration, white finger,
10.00%
Vibration & Medical Device design
The use of vibrations in medical devices, including oscillating saws.
10.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Bending stress in a composite beam 1 10.00 Week 2
Laboratory Measure Stress in a bone (porcine) fitted with strain gauges, determine principal stresses and factors of safety. 2 10.00 n/a
Laboratory Free & Damped Vibration, forced vibration. Frequency and damping measurement. 4,5 10.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 70.00 End-of-Semester

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 No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 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 No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • AC Ugural, Mechanics of Materials, Wiley
  • P.Benham, R. Crawford and C. Armstrong, Mechanics of Engineering Materials, Addision-Wesley Pub. Co.
  • Timothy A. Philpot, 2010, Mechanics of Materials [ISBN: 978-0470565148]
  • Margareta Nordin, Victor Frankel, Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins [ISBN: 1609133358]
  • Van C. Mow, Rik Huiskes, Basic orthopaedic biomechanics & mechano-biology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Philadelphia [ISBN: 0781739330]
  • Magd Abdel Wahab, Dynamics and vibration, Chichester, England ; John Wiley, [ISBN: 0470723009]
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