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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
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