Randal Preston Ching
M E 599
Written report required. Prerequisite: permission of department chairperson. Offered: AWSpS.
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS: An introduction to computational techniques used in musculoskeletal biomechanics research. The concept of multi-scale modeling (from whole-body, to organ- level, to cells) will be introduced and explored in the context of solving different aspects of the same large biomechanics research question: “How does exercise affect the musculoskeletal system and benefit the prevention of osteoporosis?”
The class will be held in the Center for Computational Biomechanics which has workstations available for students to run interactive simulations during the lectures. A series of modeling lab assignments will be completed to introduce the student to different facets of computational modeling at different scales including: inverse dynamics and gait analysis, finite element analysis, and agent-based modeling.
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