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376-0001-00L  Biomechanics I

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersJ. G. Snedeker
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractIntroduction to engineering mechanics with applications in biology and medicine: kinematics and statics of rigid bodies and systems. Basic introduction to deformation and failure of materials under load.
ObjectiveStudents can solve problems of elementary engineering mechanics, and understand how these are relevant to biology and medicine.
ContentBasic notions: position and velocitiy of particles, rigid bodies, planar motion, kinematics of rigid body, force, couple, power.
Statics: static equivalence, force-couple system, center of forces, centroid, principle of virtual power, equilibrium, constraints, statics, friction.
Effects of mechanical load, and material stresses and deformation in tension, compression, bending, and torsion.
Lecture notesYes
LiteratureM. B. Sayir, J. Dual, S. Kaufmann: Ingenieurmechanik 1, Grundlagen und Statik. Vieweg + Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2008.
M. B. Sayir, S. Kaufmann: Ingenieurmechanik 3, Dynamik. Teubner, Stuttgart, 2005.