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TMMS07 Biomechancis

Autumn 2017

Examiner: Jonas Stålhand
Administrator: Anna Wahlund

Lecturers:Lars Johansson
Jonas Stålhand

General Information

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 Material

Course information [link]

PowerPoint slides from lecture 1 [link]

Notes from lecture 1 [link]

Intoduction to Stress and Strain (zipped file) [link]. Collected problems [link] and solutions [link]

Collected problems on viscoelasticity and biphasic materials [link] and solutions [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 2: Sound Waves in the Ear Canal [download]. The Matlab template [download]

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.

Free online MIT course materials in bioengineering.

Further reading

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