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Human Motion Kinetics

ME57700

Spring 2018

Days/Time: MWF / 2:30-3:20 pm
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
To apply a variety of advanced dynamics models to problems involving human movement and injury.

Description:
Study of kinetics related to human motion. Review of human anatomy and anthropometric data. Planar and three-dimensional kinematic analysis of gross human motion. Detailed kinematic studies of human joints. Newton-Euler methods for joint torques. Muscle force and power analysis. In addition, students will explore topics in advanced mechanics and engineering including: Hertz contact theory, functional optimization, cellular solids, and sensitivity analysis.
SP2016 Syllabus

Topics Covered:
Conservation of linear momentum; Work energy principles; Hertz Contact Theory; Conservation of angular momentum; Musculoskeletal anatomy and review of elementary statics and dynamics; OSHA lifting criterion, Overconstrained problems; Sensitivity/uncertainty analysis; Head injuries; JFK assassination; Car crashes; Muscle models; Designing shoes; Prosthetics; Locomotion; Knee injuries; Bullet-proof vests; Cellular solids and cushioning materials.

Prerequisites:
You should understand the concepts of friction, distributed forces, center of gravity, stress and strain, mechanical properties of materials - extension, torsion, and bending.

Applied/Theory: 40/60

Web Content:
Syllabus, some lecture notes, homework assignments and solutions.

Homework:
1 per week (approximately 8-10 hours per week). Homework will be accepted via email at enauman@purdue.edu (must be in PDF format) .

Projects:
None. **Subject to change.**

Exams:
Two midterm exams and one final exam.

Textbooks:
No required texts. Reference material will be provided.

Computer Requirements:
ProEd Minimum Computer Requirements, Matlab, Excel.

ProEd Minimum Requirements: view

Tuition & Fees: view

Other Requirements:
Must be able to submit homeworks as PDF files. Matlab and Ansys.

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Spring 2018
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CURRENT INSTRUCTOR(S)

Eric A. Nauman

Phone
765-494-8602

Email
enauman@purdue.edu

Office
Purdue University
Mechanical Engineering Bldg
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040

Fax
765-494-0539

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