ME-484 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: Terrier Alexandre

Langue: Anglais


Summary

Students understand and apply numerical methods (FEM) to answer a research question in biomechanics. They know how to develop, verify and validate multi-physics and multi-scale numerical models. They can analyse and comment results in an oral presentation and a written report.

Content

Keywords

Biomechanics, numerical methods, multi-physics, coupling

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Linear algebra
  • General Physics (solid, fluid, heat)
  • Numerical analysis

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Compute the kinematics and the forces in articulations, B3
  • Compute shear stresses in blood in particular flow conditions, B4
  • Compare the range of validity of different constitutive laws, B7
  • Implement a constitutive law in a simulation software, B8
  • 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
  • Compute the stresses and strains at the interface of an implant and in the surrounding tissues, B10
  • Compute the kinematics and forces in an implant, B11

Transversal skills

  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Identify the different roles that are involved in well-functioning teams and assume different roles, including leadership roles.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Make an oral presentation.

Teaching methods

The course is divided into ex cathedra sessions, with interactive examples. Exercises are organised to applied concepts presented in the course. A mini-project is carried out in groups. Examples, exercises and mini-projects are done with Comsol.

Expected student activities

  • Attend cours and do interactive exemples
  • Do the exercices
  • Do a project in a group

Assessment methods

  • Midterm test or summary report (1/4)
  • Oral presentation of project (1/4)
  • Written rapport of project (1/4)
  • Writtn exam (1/4)

Resources

Bibliography

Computational Modeling in Biomechanics, 2010

http://library.epfl.ch/ebooks/?pg=search&isbn=978-90-481-3574-5

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Numerical methods in biomechanics
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Numerical methods in biomechanics
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Numerical methods in biomechanics
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Numerical methods in biomechanics
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Numerical methods in biomechanics
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Numerical methods in biomechanics
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Numerical methods in biomechanics
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Numerical methods in biomechanics
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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