BN2204
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMECHANICS (2018/2019, Semester 2) 

 MODULE OUTLINE Created: 31-Dec-2018, Updated: 04-Jun-2019
 
Module Code BN2204
Module Title FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMECHANICS
Semester Semester 2, 2018/2019
Modular Credits 4
Faculty Engineering
Department Biomedical Engineering
Timetable Timetable/Teaching Staff
Module Facilitators
DR Yeow Chen Hua Lecturer
DR Ren Hongliang Co-Lecturer
DR Michael Girard Co-Lecturer
DR Luis Carlos Hernandez Barraza Teaching Assistant
CHEN CHAO-YU Teaching Assistant
AJINKYA SARANG BHAT Teaching Assistant
AHMED KHALIL KHAN S/O M H K Teaching Assistant
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Learning Outcomes | Teaching Modes | Schedule | Synopsis | Syllabus | Assessment | Preclusions | Workload | References


 LEARNING OUTCOMES Top
At the end of this course, students are expected to be able to:
  • Draw free body diagrams and identify unknown reaction forces and moments.
  • Solve statically determinate problems involving rigid bodies, pin-jointed structures.
  • Understand the concepts of engineering stress, strain and materials behaviour.
  • Determine the load distributions and corresponding stresses and strains in structures under tension, compression, torsion and bending.
  • Design structures to prevent failure including buckling.
  • Describe the anatomical structures of the major joints and spine of a human body and relate to body movement and functions
  • Analyze the kinematics & kinetics of human movement.
  • Explain the time dependent behavior of human movement.


 TEACHING MODES Top
Lectures, Tutorials and Laboratory Experiment


 SCHEDULE Top

Week #

 

BN2204: AY2018-19 Semester 2

Lecture - Tues 1pm-3pm (LT7)

Tutorial W3 – Tues 3pm-4pm (E3-06-08)

Tutorial W2 – Tues 4pm-5pm (E3-06-09)

Tutorial W1 – Tues 5pm-6pm (E3-06-09)

Lab – Mon 3-6pm/Fri 9-12pm (Gait Lab)

1

Mon

14

Jan 19

 

 

Tue

15

Jan 19

Lecture 1 – Raye Yeow, No Tutorials

 

Wed

16

Jan 19

 

 

Thu

17

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Fri

18

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Sat

19

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Sun

20

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2

Mon

21

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Tue

22

Jan 19

Lecture 2 – Raye Yeow, Tutorial 1 - Raye Yeow

 

Wed

23

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Thu

24

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Fri

25

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Sat

26

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Sun

27

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3

Mon

28

Jan 19

Gait Lab (U01A and U01B)

 

Tue

29

Jan 19

Lecture 3 – Raye Yeow, Tutorial 2 - Raye Yeow

 

Wed

30

Jan 19

 

 

Thu

31

Jan 19

 

 

Fri

1

Feb 19

Gait Lab (U05A and U05B)

 

Sat

2

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Sun

3

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Mon

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Tue

5

Feb 19

Chinese New Year

 

Wed

6

Feb 19

Chinese New Year

 

Thu

7

Feb 19

 

 

Fri

8

Feb 19

Gait Lab (U06A and U06B)

 

Sat

9

Feb 19

 

 

Sun

10

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5

Mon

11

Feb 19

Gait Lab (U02A and U02B)

 

Tue

12

Feb 19

Lecture 4 - Raye Yeow, Tutorial 3 - Raye Yeow

 

Wed

13

Feb 19

 

 

Thu

14

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Fri

15

Feb 19

Gait Lab (U07A and U07B)

 

Sat

16

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Sun

17

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6

Mon

18

Feb 19

Gait Lab (U03A and U03B)

 

Tue

19

Feb 19

Lecture 5 – Ren HL, Tutorial 4 - Raye Yeow

 

Wed

20

Feb 19

 

 

Thu

21

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Fri

22

Feb 19

Gait Lab (U08A and U08B)

 

Sat

23

Feb 19

Recess Week

 

Sun

24

Feb 19

 

Mon

25

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Tue

26

Feb 19

 

Wed

27

Feb 19

 

Thu

28

Feb 19

 

Fri

1

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Sat

2

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Sun

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7

Mon

4

Mar 19

Gait Lab (U04A and U04B)

 

Tue

5

Mar 19

Lecture 6 – Ren HL, Tutorial 5 - Ren HL

 

Wed

6

Mar 19

 

 

Thu

7

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Fri

8

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Sat

9

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Sun

10

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8

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11

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Tue

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Lecture 7 – Ren HL, Tutorial 6 - Ren HL

 

Wed

13

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Thu

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Fri

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19

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Lecture 8 – Ren HL, Tutorial 7 - Ren HL

 

Wed

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Thu

21

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Fri

22

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Sat

23

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Sun

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10

Mon

25

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Tue

26

Mar 19

Lecture 9 – Michael Girard, Tutorial 8 - Ren HL

 

Wed

27

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Thu

28

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Fri

29

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Sat

30

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Sun

31

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Mon

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Tue

2

Apr 19

Lecture 10 – Michael Girard, Tutorial 9 - Michael Girard

 

Wed

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Lecture 11 – Michael Girard, Tutorial 10 - Michael Girard

 

Wed

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Fri

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Lecture 12 – Michael Girard, Tutorial 11-12 - Michael Girard

 

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Apr 19

 Good Friday

 

Sat

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Reading Week

 

Sun

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Labour Day

 

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  Mon 6 May 19 BN2204 Exam morning


 SYNOPSIS Top
The module aims to introduce students to the applications of engineering statics and dynamics to perform simple force analysis of the musculoskeletal system; give an appreciation of kinematics and kinetics of human motions; apply the fundamentals of mechanics, i.e. stress and strain in biological systems, shear force, bending moment and torsion.


 SYLLABUS Top

1. Biomechanics of Human Motion
- Body and joint movement
- Linear and angular kinematics
- Linear and angular kinetics
- Gait analysis
- Static analysis
- Dynamic analysis

2. Biomechanics of Deformable Bodies
- Concept of stress and strain, basic mechanical loads
- Behaviour of elastic and viscoelastic materials
- Combined stresses and failure theories                    



 ASSESSMENT Top
Continual Assessment (50%) - lab assignment (30%) and quiz (20%)
Final Exam (50%) 


 PRECLUSIONS Top
EG1109/EG1109M Statics and Mechanics of Materials


 WORKLOAD Top
2-1-0.5-3-3.5

Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week


 
 2. TEXT & READINGS Top
 

1. Jay D Humphrey & Sherry L Delange, An Introduction to Biomechanics, Springer, 2004. ISBN: 0-387-40249-7.

2. Nihat Ozkaya, Margareta Nordin, Fundamentals of Biomechanics, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991. ISBN:0-442-00313-7.

3. M. Nordin & V. H. Frankel, Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 3rd Edition, 2001, ISBN 0-683-30247-7

4. Susan J Hall, Basic Biomechanics, McGraw-Hill, 3rd Edition, 1999, ISBN:0-07-092118-0.

5. Biomechanics of the Musculo-skeletal System, edited by Benno M Nigg & Walter Herzog, 3rd Edition, Wiley, ISBN: 13 978-0-470-01767-8

6. Duane Knudson, Fundamentals of Biomechanics, 2nd Edition, Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-49311-4

7.  Mechanics of Materials. Ansel C Ugural, Wiley 2007

 



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