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CSE-890 Analysis of Biomechanical Systems
Campus RCMS
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Analysis of Biomechanical Systems
Course Code CSE-890
Credit Hours 3-0
Pre-Requisutes CSE-882, CSE-885, CSE-887 and CSE-888
Course Objectives
  • Develop an ability to understand techniques, skills and tools in engineering practice and be prepared for further education in engineering, medicine or biomedical science.
  • b. To be able to apply the fundamental principles of mechanics to the analysis and simulation of the human movement.
  • To provide an introduction to some of the key literature.
  • d. To provide the student with the background to allow him/her to be competent and informed in the use of most of the major types of laboratory equipment. These include:
    • High end visualization (2D and 3D)
    • Commercial engineering software e.g. Abaqus or Comsol Multiphysics
    • Advanced image processing suites.
    • Cameragraphy (Capturing motion)
  • e. Offer a hands-on training in computational modeling of biomechanical phenomena ranging from cellular to tissue to organ scales.
  • f. To provide an introduction to supercomputers as a data acquisition and analysis device. g. To train students in literature research, where they will give a 10 minute presentation on the relationship between structure and function in a material or a structure, and how these have been determined.
  • h. Also, to train them in research skills, where they will carry out a short experimental study on a material or a structure and write it up as a poster.
Detail Content
  • Materials: what they are made of, how they work, what their properties are and how they are used by organisms.
  • Structures: what forces they have to resist, what shape they are, what materials they are made of and how they are used by organisms.
  • The properties of materials.
  • Mechanics of biomaterials (bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament and muscle) in response to mechanical stress.
  • Application of stress, strain, modulus and creep analysis.
  • Mechanical testing procedures in complicated biological geometries.
  • Mechanical interaction between organisms.
  • 2D and 3D analysis of structural biomechanics.
  • Comprehensive review.
  • Brainstorming sessions.
  • Course format will include readings, lectures, active learning exercises, discussion, group activities, in-class quizzes, sessional and a final exams.
Text/Ref Books
  • Duane V. Knudson, Fundamentals of biomechanics. 2nd ed. Springer, The University of Michigan Press, February 2010. ISBN0387493115, 780387493114.
  • John D. Currey, Bones: Structure and mechanics, Princeton University Press, June 2002. ISBN: 0691090963 (ISBN13: 9780691090962).
  • Nancy Hamilton, Kathryn Luttgens, Kinesiology: Scientific Basis of Human Motion, McGraw-Hill , June 2007. ISBN: 0072972971 (ISBN13: 9780072972979).
  • Nihat Zkaya, Margareta Nordin, David Goldsheyder, Fundamentals of Biomechanics: Equilibrium, Motion, and Deformation, Springer, May 2012, ISBN: 1461411491 (ISBN13: 9781461411499).
  • Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics, by Mow and Hayes.
  • Fundamentals of Orthopaedic Biomechanics, by Burstein and Wright.
  • Research Methods in Biomechanics, Author: Robertson, D.G.E., Caldwell, G.E.,Hamill, J., Kamen, G., & Whittlesey, S.N. Edition: 2004. Publisher: Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2017
Faculty/Resource Person Dr Zartasha Mustansar
PhD (University of Manchester UK)
Discipline: Earth, Atoms & Environmental Sciences
Specialization: Image-Based Modeling