Biomechanics Concepts and ComputationIn September an educational program in Biomedical Engineering, unique in the Netherlands, started at the Eindhoven University of Technology , together with the University of Maastricht , as a logical step after almost two decades of research collaboration between both universities. This development culminated in the foundation of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in April and the creation of a graduate program MSc in Biomedical Engineering in and Medical Engineering in Already at the start of this educational program, it was decided, that a comprehensive course in biomechanics had to be part of the curriculum and that this course had to start right at the beginning of the Bachelor phase. A search for suitable material for this purpose showed that excellent biomechanics textbooks exist. But many of these books are very specialized to certain aspects of biomechanics. The more general textbooks are addressing mechanical or civil engineers or physicists, who wish to specialize in biomechanics, so these manuscripts include chapters or sections on biology and physiology. Almost all books that were found are at a Masters or post-graduate level, requiring basic to sophisticated knowledge of mechanics and mathematics.
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Thoroughly revised and updated for the second edition, this comprehensive textbook integrates basic and advanced concepts of mechanics with numerical methods and biomedical applications. Coverage is expanded to include a complete introduction to vector and tensor calculus, and new or fully updated chapters on biological materials and continuum mechanics, motion, deformation and rotation, and constitutive modelling of solids and fluids. Topics such as kinematics, equilibrium, and stresses and strains are also included, as well as the mechanical behaviour of fibres and the analysis of one-dimensional continuous elastic media. Numerical solution procedures based on the Finite Element Method are presented, with accompanying MATLAB-based software and dozens of new biomedical engineering examples and exercises allowing readers to practise and improve their skills. Solutions for instructors are also available online. This is the definitive guide for both undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in biomechanics. Ideal for students taking biomechanics courses, this fully updated second edition integrates basic and advanced concepts of mechanics with numerical methods and biomedical applications.
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