Modelling in Biomechanics
This is the page gathering all the necessary information for the Modelling in Biomechanics course (FME2401). The course is being taught on the spring semester, and is part of the Biophysics and Medical Physics Masters program of the Physics Department of UBB
In the 2022-2023 academic year, all lectures of the course will take place in room 208, on Tuesdays from 16:00 to 18:00.
You can download the presentations for each lecture here (pay attention to the last update date on the first slide!)
- Lecture 00 (Introduction)
- Lecture 01 (Materials)
- Lecture 02 (Finite Element Analysis)
- Lecture 03 and 04 (Modeling of soft and hard biological tissues)
- Lecture 05 (Fluid Biomechanics)
- Lecture 06 (Introduction to motion)
- Lecture 07 (Muscle modeling)
- Lecture 08 (Forward kinematics)
- Lecture 09 (Inverse kinematics)
- Lecture 10 (Forward dynamics)
- Lecture 11 (Summary)
In the 2022-2023 academic year, the laboratory sessions will take place asynchronous, by me posting the assignment every week that needs to be completed within a week. We will also have consulation time physically on Tuesdays from 14:00 to 16:00 in room 233. For organisational purposes, we will also have a Teams group for answering questions. If you need access to the group, please write me an email.
For the practical sessions we will work with two pieces of software, for implementing various types of biomechanics models that are discussed in the course. If you wish to participate in the laboratory sessions, then please follow the instructions on how to install the following software:
- FEBio: Finite Element Analysis software, with a strong focus on biological materials and processes
- OpenSim: Multi-body analysis software, specifically designed for musculoskeletal systems
They are both Open Source and Free to download, although you need to register for a free account in order to download them.