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Course Unit Title : Biomechanics
Course Unit Code : 01MAE5115
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : 1
Semester : 1.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : 1) Definition of biomechanics, fundamental concepts, biomechanical balance laws
2) Mechanical behaviour of biological systems
3) Constitutive behavior of soft and hard biological tissues
4) Definition of forces and internal deformations
5) Constitutive equations based on microstructure
6) Biomechanical aspects of growing and tissue engineering
7) Wolff's law and remodeling
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Continuous media approach for biomechanics systems, Fundamental transport equations in according to Themodynamics, Mathematical models for bone and soft biological tissues, Relationship between micromechanical and macromechanical behaviour. Growing hypothesis and mathematical formulation of Wolff's law.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals : To explain the mechanics of life and living
To design and invention of devices to improve the quality of life
To understand biological materials of construction, mechanical properties of materials involved, the governing natural laws, the mathematical formulation of specific problems and their solutions, and the results of validation
Course Aims : To understand mechanical behaviour of living tissues. To apply fundamental laws of mechanics to the biological systems. To set up mathematical models for biological systems. To recognize mathematical models concerning with growth and desorption of tissues.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Not available
Additional Resources : Fung, Y.C., "Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues", Springer, 1993.

Morecki, A. "Biomechanics of Motion", 1980. Springer-Verlag New York.

An, Yuehuei H. "Mechanical Testing of Bone and the Bone-implant Interface", CRC Press Boca Raton, 2000.

Fung, Y.C., 1993, ?Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues?, Springer Verlag.

Nordin, M. and Victor, H., 2001, ?Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal Systems?, Springer Verlag.
Material Sharing
Documents : Not available
Assignments : Not available
Exams : Not available
Additional Material : Not available
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 5 70  
Homeworks :
8 4 32  
Presentation :
1 10 10  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 10 10  
Finals :
1 15 15  
Workload Hour (30) :
Total Work Charge / Hour :
Course's ECTS Credit :
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 40
Quiz :
1 10
Homework :
8 40
Attendance :
1 10
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
The ratio of the term to success :
The ratio of final to success :
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Introduction to biomechanics, tissues/structures and bone
  Study Materials: Research and reading
2 Complex behaviors of biological tissues and structures (nonlinear, anisotropic and viscoelastic behaviors)
  Study Materials: Research and reading
3 Using fundamental mechanical laws in the biomechanics
  Study Materials: Research and reading
4 Equation of motion in lagrangian description
  Study Materials: Research and reading
5 Work and strain energy
  Study Materials: Research and reading
6 Calculation of stresses from the sstrain energy function
  Study Materials: Research and reading
7 Mechanical properties of biological tissues
  Study Materials: Research and reading
8 Basic cell and matrix structure of bone
  Study Materials: Research and reading
9 A thermomechanical model include chemical reaction and mass transfer
  Study Materials: Research and reading
10 Finite elasticity for tissue biomechanics
  Study Materials: Research and reading
11 Linear viscoelastic models
  Study Materials: Research and reading
12 Remodeling of of soft tissues in response to stress changes
  Study Materials: Research and reading
13 Biomechanics of growth and remodeling theories
  Study Materials: Research and reading
14 Numerical methods in biomechanics
  Study Materials: Research and reading