Biomechanics can be defined as the application of mechanics to a biological systems. The aim of the field is to better understand the interaction between mechanical loads and the response of the living organism. Examples of issues studied within the field are: integration of a hip replacement implant to the surrounding bone, the effect of balloon angioplasty and other surgical interventions for atherosclerosis, development and rupture of aneurysms, lower back pain, pole vaulting, insect flight, among many.
Course information [link]
PowerPoint slides from lecture 1 [link]
Notes from lecture 1 [link]
One-Dimensional Soft Tissue Models (zipped file) [link].
Three-Dimensional Soft Tissue Models (UPDATED!) [link].
A Sample of Previous Exam Assignments
Assignment 2 2015 [link]
Assignment 2 2016 [link]
Exam Assignments 2017
Assignment 1: Biphasic Materials [download] (updated!)
Assignment 3: Biaxial Extension of Soft Tissue [download]
Some Useful Links
Linköpings universitetsbibliotek (library). Note that some resourses require an Liu-id to login.
PubMed is a database for articles in biotechnology and medicine.
Octave - A GNU program for numerical computations. The syntax is nearly to compatible with Matlab.
OpenOffice is open-source software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics and databases.
Humphrey J.D., Delange S.L. (2004) An introduction to biomechancis. Solids and fluids. Springer Science+Business Media, New York
Zamir D. (2005) The physics of coronary blood flow. Springer Business+Media, New York
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Last updated: 2017-12-18