HL2035 Biomechanics and Neuronics 7.5 credits

Biomekanik och neuronik

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Medical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 19 for single courses students - To application

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10118

  • Start date

    28/10/2019

  • End date

    14/01/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Flemingsberg

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Max. 7

    *) If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Application

    Apply for this course at antagning.se through this application link.
    Please note that you need to log in at antagning.se to finalize your application.

Autumn 18 for programme students

Autumn 18 for single courses students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10102

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Max. 10

    *) If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Svein Kleiven <sveink@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Lena Norrbrand <lenanorr@kth.se>

    Madelen Fahlstedt <madelenf@kth.se>

    Peter Halldin <peterh@kth.se>

    Svein Kleiven <sveink@kth.se>

    Xiaogai Li <xiaogai@kth.se>

  • Target group

    CFATE, CMAST, CMATD, CMLEM ,TMLEM, CDEPR, TFORM

Autumn 18 Doktorand for single courses students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10179

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Max. 1

    *) If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Madelen Fahlstedt <madelenf@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Lena Norrbrand <lenanorr@kth.se>

    Madelen Fahlstedt <madelenf@kth.se>

    Peter Halldin <peterh@kth.se>

    Svein Kleiven <sveink@kth.se>

    Xiaogai Li <xiaogai@kth.se>

  • Target group

    For doctoral students at KTH.

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    51591

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Max. 40

    *) If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Madelen Fahlstedt <madelenf@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Lena Norrbrand <lenanorr@kth.se>

    Madelen Fahlstedt <madelenf@kth.se>

    Peter Halldin <peterh@kth.se>

    Svein Kleiven <sveink@kth.se>

    Xiaogai Li <xiaogai@kth.se>

  • Target group

    CFATE, CMAST, CMATD, CMLEM ,TMLEM, CDEPR, TFORM

Autumn 18 Doktorand for single courses students CANCELLED

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10180

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Max. 1

    *) If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Madelen Fahlstedt <madelenf@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Lena Norrbrand <lenanorr@kth.se>

    Madelen Fahlstedt <madelenf@kth.se>

    Peter Halldin <peterh@kth.se>

    Svein Kleiven <sveink@kth.se>

    Xiaogai Li <xiaogai@kth.se>

  • Target group

    For doctoral students at KTH.

Intended learning outcomes

To integrate medical and technical knowledge by providing the students insight into anatomy, biological materials, and their properties. To give knowledge of injury mechanics and injury criteria for biological tissues, in particular the central nervous system. Further to give knowledge of how numerical modelling of soft and hard biological tissue can be used to calculate deformations, strains and stresses in the tissue in effort to predict injury/instability of the tissue.

During this course you are expected to acquire the following skills:

·         Describe the human anatomy and the function of the nervous system.

·         Describe the basic constituents of human tissues and their mechanical properties.

·         Explain the mechanical properties of human tissues based on their design, purpose, and structure of the basic constituents.

·         Derive the simple viscoelastic material models and describe how the more complex viscoelastic relations can be modeled.

·         Explain the fundamental theories and the equations of motion for static and dynamic FEA.

·         Perform a dynamic FEA and evaluate the reliability of the results.

·         Analyze an accident, predict the injury outcome and suggest preventive strategies.

·         Describe the energy absorption of foam materials and discuss how this can be used to protect the human, for example in helmet design.

Course main content

Basic anatomy and physiology. Mechanical properties of biological material. Numerical modelling of biological tissue. In particular the brain and cervical spine. Injury criteria.

Eligibility

Base programme BD, M, P, T or equivalent. Fundamental knowledge in solid mechanics is necessary and basic knowledge in FEM is recommended.

Literature

Kurskompendium/Course folder.

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Approved project report and experimental lab (3 credits), and passed written exam (4.5 credits).

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

Contact

Xiaogai Li (xiaogai.li@sth.kth.se)

Examiner

Svein Kleiven <sveink@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.