Checking date: 04/12/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)

Coordinating teacher: MUÑOZ ABELLA, MARIA BELEN

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Machine Mechanics Mechanics of Structures Mechanical vibrations fundamentals Strength of Materials
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
By the end of this subject, students will be able to have: 1. coherent knowledge of biomechanics including some at the forefront of the branch in mechanical engineering. 2. awareness of the wider multidisciplinary context of engineering. 3. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems of biomechanics using established methods; 4. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realise designs of biomechanics to meet defined and specified requirements; 5. the ability to conduct searches of literature, and to use data bases and other sources of information; 6. the ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments in biomechanics, interpret the data and draw conclusions;
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to biomechanics 2. Rigid structure of the human body 3. Flexible structure of the human body 4. Anthropometry 5. Occupational Biomechanics 6. Gait biomechanics 7. Impact biomechanics 8. Numerical modeling in biomechanics: constitutive models
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures will be explained in big groups, exercises for understanding the lectures will be solved and 3 labs will be carried out. Lab 1: Anthropometric study Lab 2: Human gait study Lab 3: Impact biomechanics applied to car crashes
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.