ME-482 / 5 crédits

Enseignant: Pioletti Dominique

Langue: Anglais

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.


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

Keywords

Constitutive laws, Identification, Orthopedics

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

  • Elementary knowledge in physiology
  • Master the concepts of conservation laws

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the link between the physiology and the mechanical properties of a tissue, B2
  • Compute the kinematics and the forces in articulations, B3
  • Identify the mechanical behaviour of tissues and fluids from experimental data, B5
  • Describe the feedback loop that, starting from a mechanical signal translated into a chemical signal, allows for the adaptation of the mechanical properties of tissues, B9
  • Compare the range of validity of different constitutive laws, B7
  • Describe the procedure to identity a constitutive law, B14

Transversal skills

  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Make an oral presentation.

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

  • 1/3 of the grade based on oral presentation mini-project in group on video (4 students per group)
  • 1/3 based on the written report of the mini-project (4 students per group)
  • 1/3 based on a written report making connection between the teaching given during the class and the development of the mini project on 3 to 5 page (each student has to write a report)

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

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Nombre de places: 80
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Nombre de places: 80
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Nombre de places: 80
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Nombre de places: 80
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Nombre de places: 80
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Nombre de places: 80
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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