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2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

BMC - 509 Mechanics of the Musculoskeletal System


Loads in muscloskeletal system: static analysis, joint stability, contact forces, Newton’s law, Impulse, Moment of Inertia, center of mass, impulse-moment relationship. Tissue Mechanics: Hard Tissue: composition of bone, anisotropy, cortican and cancellous bone, bone adaption. Soft Tissue: articular cartilage, intervertebral disc, muscles. Structural Anaylsis of Musculoskeletal Systems: bending of beams, twisting, contact stress. Bone-implant Systems: implant materials, joint replacements and their design, hip replacement, knee replacement, shoulder replacement, spinal-disc replacement. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 2