Short Title:Biomechanics 3
Full Title:Biomechanics 3
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BIOM H2333
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
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.
 

Module Content & Assessment

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

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
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EBIOM_B B.Eng (Hons) in Biomedical Design 3 Mandatory
TA_EBIOM_D Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Design 3 Mandatory