317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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Course evaluation

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the basics principles of point, rigid body, linear continuum and fluid mechanics including static equilibrium, motion, dynamics, stress, strain and flow, to apply the principles of dimensional analysis and scaling laws, to derive the biomechanical principles of the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems, including musculoskeletal forces, muscle structure and force generation mechanics of gait and inverse dynamics, strains and stresses in bone due to physiological loads, blood flow in the heart, lung, arteries and veins – structure of the heart, arteries and veins, to describe the anatomy of the musculoskeletal and the cardiovascular system as well as to solve mechanical and biomechanical problems.

Subject of course

Short review of vector and tensor algebra, point mechanics and rigid body mechanics.

Scaling laws and dimensional analysis

Biomechanical principles of the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems: 

Musculoskeletal forces

Muscle structure and force generation

Mechanics of gait and inverse dynamics

Infinitesimal tissue strains and stresses

Bone biomechanics including Euler-Bernoulii beam theory

Blood flow in the heart, lung, arteries and veins – structure of the heart, arteries and veins

Teaching methods

Classical Lecture. Solving of example biomechanics problems within class (formative assessment), where the sutdent get a problem sheet one week in adanvacne and are asked to solve the specified problems, which are adherent to the material discussed in the lectures. Subsequently, homework assignments are distributed (summative assesment), which have to be solved by students invidiually and handed in. The points obtained from the homewrk assignments count towards the final grade with a weight of 30%

Mode of examination

Written

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon13:00 - 14:0003.10.2022 Zoom link: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91461096478?pwd=M2ZONmJNUCtvSEVITEZZVlBHZmdKdz09 (LIVE)Einführung in die Biomechanik  - Vorbesprechung
Tue14:00 - 16:0004.10.2022 - 24.01.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue14:00 - 16:0018.10.2022Seminarraum 384 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 1 (Group 4-6)
Tue14:00 - 16:0018.10.2022EI 6 Eckert HS 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 1 (Group 7-9)
Tue14:00 - 16:0018.10.2022Sem 389 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 1 (Group 10-12)
Thu14:00 - 16:0003.11.2022Seminarraum Lehar 03 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 2 (Group 10-12)
Thu14:00 - 16:0003.11.2022Seminarraum Lehar 01 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 2 (Group 4-6)
Thu14:00 - 16:0003.11.2022Seminarraum Lehar 02 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 2 (Group 7-9)
Thu14:00 - 16:0003.11.2022GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Einführung in die Biomechanik
Wed14:00 - 16:0016.11.2022GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Einführung in die Biomechanik
Wed14:00 - 16:0016.11.2022Seminarraum BD 02C 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 3 (Group 4-6)
Wed14:00 - 16:0016.11.2022Seminarraum Lehar 02 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 3 (Group 7-9)
Wed14:00 - 16:0016.11.2022Seminarraum Lehar 03 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 3 (Group 10-12)
Tue14:00 - 16:0013.12.2022Seminarraum CF 01 53 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 4 (Group 4-6)
Tue14:00 - 16:0013.12.2022Sem 389 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 4 (Group 10-12)
Tue14:00 - 16:0013.12.2022EI 6 Eckert HS 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 4 (Group 7-9)
Tue14:00 - 16:0010.01.2023Sem 389 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 5 (Group 10-12)
Tue14:00 - 16:0010.01.2023EI 6 Eckert HS 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 5 (Group 7-9)
Tue14:00 - 16:0010.01.2023Seminarraum CF 01 53 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 5 (Group 4-6)
Introduction to Biomechanics - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon03.10.202213:00 - 14:00 Zoom link: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91461096478?pwd=M2ZONmJNUCtvSEVITEZZVlBHZmdKdz09Einführung in die Biomechanik  - Vorbesprechung
Tue04.10.202214:00 - 16:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue11.10.202214:00 - 16:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue18.10.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 384 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 1 (Group 4-6)
Tue18.10.202214:00 - 16:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue18.10.202214:00 - 16:00EI 6 Eckert HS 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 1 (Group 7-9)
Tue18.10.202214:00 - 16:00Sem 389 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 1 (Group 10-12)
Tue25.10.202214:00 - 16:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Einführung in die Biomechanik
Thu03.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 2 (Group 10-12)
Thu03.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 2 (Group 4-6)
Thu03.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum Lehar 02 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 2 (Group 7-9)
Thu03.11.202214:00 - 16:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue08.11.202214:00 - 16:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Einführung in die Biomechanik
Wed16.11.202214:00 - 16:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Einführung in die Biomechanik
Wed16.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BD 02C 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 3 (Group 4-6)
Wed16.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum Lehar 02 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 3 (Group 7-9)
Wed16.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 317.043 Introduction to Biomechanics - TUTORIAL 3 (Group 10-12)
Tue22.11.202214:00 - 16:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue29.11.202214:00 - 16:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Einführung in die Biomechanik
Tue06.12.202214:00 - 16:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Einführung in die Biomechanik

Examination modalities

Graded homework and two written exams (part I and II). Each part has to be passed successfully for obtaining a positive grade (only exception: if a very good score has been obtained in the homework and one of the written exams the other exam may have a fail grade). For students who missed one or both exams or who want to improve their grade, one additional exam for each part will be offered, within the winter semester (part I) and at the beginning of the summer semester (part II), respectively.

Presence is required during the tutorials.

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue - 21.03.2023written07.02.2023 00:00 - 22.02.2023 00:00TISSAlternative Exam Mid-Term (third date)
Tue14:00 - 16:0021.03.2023FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO written07.03.2023 00:00 - 20.03.2023 12:00TISSAlternative Exam Final

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
29.08.2022 08:00 21.11.2022 23:00 21.11.2022 23:00

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 533 Medical Informatics STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 453 Biomedical Engineering
066 658 Chemie und Technologie der Materialien

Literature

If you are registered, you can download the lecture-notes from TISS!

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of physics (mechanics) and mathematics at Matura level are required.

Language

English