Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system

ME-482

Lecturer(s) :

Pioletti Dominique

Language:

English

Summary

The basis for a mechanical description of the musculoskeletal system are presented. This description is based on the concepts of solid mechanics, physiology and anatomy of the musculoskeletal system. Concrete examples of the development of implants are also covered.

Content

Biomechanics at the body level (functional anatomy; joint kinematics; forces in the joints). Biomechanics at the tissue level (large deformations; passive and active constitutive laws; identification; laws of evolution). Biomechanics in clinical applications (orthopaedics biomechanics; traumatology, implant development). Mini-project in group.

Keywords

Constitutive laws, Identification, Orthopedics

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

The course is organised as theoretical sessions and includes the resolution of exercises and the realization of a mini-project within a group.

Expected student activities

Exercises to do. Realization of a mini-project in groups of 4, oral presentation of the project and a report of maximum 15 pages.

Assessment methods

The mini-project will be presented (group presentation) Written exam on the theoretical part.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

The course material can be downloaded from the moodle website (http://moodle.epfl.ch/course/view.php?id=1201).
1. Skeletal Tissue Mechanics, B. Martin, et al., Springer, 1998 (ISBN 0-387-98474-7)
2. Continuum mechanics, Spencer, Longman, 1992 (ISBN 0-582-44282-6)

Ressources en bibliothèque
Moodle Link

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11    CM1120
11-12    
12-13    CM1120
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Lecture in French
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