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TMMS07 Biomechancis

Autumn 2014

Examiner: Jonas Stålhand
Administrator: Anna Wahlund

Lecturers:Lars Johansson
Jerker Karlsson
Jonas Stålhand

Guest lecturers:Babak Sharafimajd
Johan Renner

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. The focus this year is on the respiratory system including the airways and lungs, diffusion between the alveoli and the blood, and anatomy and physiology. The system is studied using classical methods from both fluid and solid mechanics.

Course material

Handouts from the lecture on anatomy, physiology, and diseases
Course information (updated!)
Slides from lecture 1 (pdf).
Examination assignment 1.
Examination assignment 2 (updated).
Examination assignment 3.

Previous Exams

The first examination assignment from the previous year.

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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

Bates J.H.T. (2009) Lung mechancis. An inverse modeling approach. Cambridge University Press, New York
Fung Y.C. (1990) Biomechancs. Motion, flow, stress, and growth. Springer-Verlag, New York
Humphrey J.D., Delange S.L. (2004) An introduction to biomechancis. Solids and fluids. Springer Science+Business Media, New York


20 November. Examination assignments are uploaded under Course material.

16 November. Handouts from the lecture on anatomy, physiology, and diseases are uploaded.

4 November. The updated course information and slides from the first lecture.

21 October. The course information for 2014 has been uploaded.

21 October. Welcome to the course introduction on Monday 3 November 8.15-10.00 in U10.

Page responsible: Jonas Stålhand
Last updated: 2014-12-03