Subject: Biomechanics (17 - IFM301)

Basic Information

Scientific or art field:Mehanika
Native organizations units

Department of Technical Mechanics
Course specification

Course is active from 01.10.2007..

Precondition courses

Course idMandatoryMandatory
The teacher`s intent is that in this course the students: - understand how to apply mechanical methods in the analysis of biosystems which are more complex but less defined then technical ones, - learn to connect mechanical functions with another ones (biological, chemical, electrical, neurological) i a human body, - understand the influence of aging, disease and trauma to changes of mechanical functions, - analyze specific mechanical models of different sports.
Ability to independently and creatively use acquired knowledge and skills in the analysis of biomechanical systems, to identify, formulate and solve posed problem, to work in multidisciplinary team, to think in a creative way, to generalize mechanical models and to simulate predictions of sport results for different values of model parameters.
Structure of a human body. Mechanical properties of biomaterials. Internal forces of a human body. Laws of motion and energy balance. Mathematical modelling and numerical simulations of cardiovascular system. Dynamical modelling of joints in human body with special on a biomechanical response during frontal impact. Application of a mathematical theory of elastic rods in biomechanics. Model of DNA. Models of airbags. Groups of muscles, motion. Sports which include continuous changes of state properties: running, swiming, rowing, ski running. Sports including sudden changes of state properties: martial arts, tennis. Jumps. Motion of a ball.
Lectures, auditory practice, computer practice. Homework, teamwork. Consultations are held every week.
A. TozerenHuman body dynamics: classical mechanics and human body movement2000Springer, New YorkEnglish
N. Ayache (ed.)Computational models for the human body2004Elsevier, AmsterdamEnglish
P.B. Pascolo (ed.)Biomechanics and sports2004CISM, Springer, WienEnglish
C. KleinstreuerBiofluid Dynamics2005Taylor & Francis, Boca RatonEnglish
Vladimir M. ZatsiorskyBiomechanics in Sports2000Blackwell ScienceEnglish
Course activity Pre-examination ObligationsNumber of points
Exercise attendanceYesYes5.00
Lecture attendanceYesYes5.00
Oral part of the examNoYes30.00
Practical part of the exam - tasksNoYes20.00
Name and surnameForm of classes
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Žigić Miodrag
Associate Professor

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Balać Sonja
Assistant - Master

Practical classes
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Žigić Miodrag
Associate Professor

Practical classes