Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TMMS07 Biomechanics, 6 ECTS credits.

For:   BME   DPU   EM   KeBi   M   MEC   MED   TB   Y  


Prel. scheduled hours: 40
Rec. self-study hours: 120

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Mechanical Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The course aims to bring understanding to the fundamental principles of biomechanics by applying the concepts and methods of the physical sciences and mathematics in an engineering approach to problems in living structures and organisms. After completing the course, the student should be able to:
  • understand the model concept,
  • simplify and model a biological system by applying fundamental concepts in applied mechanics,
  • analyse and interpret the result from these models, and estimate the effect of the simplifications,
  • develop relevant computational tools to analyse the models, and
  • convey the results.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Calculus, Linear Algebra and Mechanics

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
Models of Mechanics, Computational Fluid Mechanics

Lectures and written assignments.

Course contents:
Biomechanics, modeling and simulation of biological systems, and biomaterials.

Course literature:
J.D. Humphrey and S.L Delange. An introduction to biomechanics. Solids and fluids, analysis and design. Springer, New York, 2004.

Hand-in exercises

Course language is Swedish/English.
Department offering the course: IEI.
Director of Studies: Peter Schmidt
Examiner: Jonas Stålhand
Link to the course homepage at the department

Course Syllabus in Swedish

Linköping Institute of Technology


Contact: TFK ,
Last updated: 02/25/2016