GAZI UNIVERSITY INFORMATION PACKAGE - 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

COURSE DESCRIPTION
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICS/MM474
Course Title: INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICS
Credits 3 ECTS 3
Semester 8 Compulsory/Elective Elective
COURSE INFO
 -- LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
  Turkish
 -- NAME OF LECTURER(S)
  Öğr Gör Dr Ümit Keskin
 -- WEB SITE(S) OF LECTURER(S)
  http://websitem.gazi.edu.tr/site/umitkeskin
 -- EMAIL(S) OF LECTURER(S)
  umitkeskin@gazi.edu.tr
 -- LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
1. Explore an interdisciplinary approach in engineering.
2. Attain a theoretical background in biosolid and biofluid mechanics.
3. Learn how to design, implement and solve a current problem in biomechanics using a modern open-source software tool.
4. In this way take the opportunity to combine the relevant theories and praxis.
5. Deliver the knowledge you will acquire in the form of descriptive technical reports and creative oral presentations.
6. Develop your written and oral technical communication skills.



 -- MODE OF DELIVERY
  The delivery mode of this course is face-to-face.
 -- PREREQUISITES AND CO-REQUISITES
  There is no pre-requisite or co-requisite for this course.
 -- RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTS
  There is no recommended optional programme component for this course.
 --COURSE CONTENT
1. Week  Background, Health Care Applications, A Brief on Cell Biology, General Method of Approach.
2. Week  Stress, Strain, Constitutive Relations, Constitutive Behaviour and Mechanical Properties of Some Biomaterials.
3. Week  Equilibrium, Universal Solutions, Inflation, Chordae Tendineae in Heart and Their Axial Loading, Pressurisation of Thin- and Thick-walled Biostructure
4. Week  Extension, Torsion, Bone Tissues and Cells, Twisting in Heart.
5. Week  Beam Bending and Column Buckling, Atomic Force Microscopy.
6. Week  Nonlinear Problems, Biological Membranes.
7. Week  Midterm Exam I and Project I Submission (Write a report and make a presentation about a software programme for biomechanics analysis).
8. Week  Stress, Motion, and Constitutive Relations, Stenosis within Blood Vessels, Cardiovascular System.
9. Week  Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Behaviour, Blood Characteristics, Fundamental Balance Relations.
10. Week  Exact Solutions, Newtonian Flow, Flow in Elliptical Cross-section, Pulsatile Flow, Non-Newtonian Flow.
11. Week  Control Volume and Semi-empirical Methods, Vessel Bifurcations.
12. Week  Coupled Solid-Fluid Problems, Vein Mechanobiology, Diffusion through Biomembranes, Dynamics of Saccular Aneurysms, Viscoelasticity, Lubrication of Art
13. Week  Midterm Exam II and Project II Submission (Determine a current biomechanics problem and report your numerical test results).
14. Week  Future Needs in Biomechanics.
15. Week  Final Exam and Project III Submission (Complete your numerical analysis of the chosen problem, report and make an oral presentation about it).
16. Week  
 -- RECOMMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
  JD Humphrey and SL Delange, An Introduction to Biomechanics, Second Edition, Springer-Verlag New York, 2015.
 -- PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
  Lecture, Question-Answer.
 -- WORK PLACEMENT(S)
  None
 -- ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 
Quantity
Percentage
 Mid-terms
2
12
 Assignment
2
6
 Exercises
0
0
 Projects
3
42
 Practice
0
0
 Quiz
0
0
 Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade  
60
 Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade  
40
 -- WORKLOAD
 Efficiency  Total Week Count  Weekly Duration (in hour)  Total Workload in Semester
 Theoretical Study Hours of Course Per Week
12
3
36
 Practising Hours of Course Per Week
0
 Reading
12
1
12
 Searching in Internet and Library
12
1
12
 Designing and Applying Materials
0
 Preparing Reports
3
1
3
 Preparing Presentation
2
1
2
 Presentation
2
1
2
 Mid-Term and Studying for Mid-Term
2
4
8
 Final and Studying for Final
1
8
8
 Other
0
 TOTAL WORKLOAD: 
83
 TOTAL WORKLOAD / 25: 
3.32
 ECTS: 
3
 -- COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
NO
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
1
2
3
4
5
1Engineering graduates with sufficient theoretical and practical background for a successful profession and with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice.X
2Engineering graduates with skills and professional background in describing, formulating, modeling and analyzing the engineering problem, with a consideration for appropriate analytical solutions in all necessary situationsX
3Engineering graduates with the necessary technical, academic and practical knowledge and application confidence in the design and assessment of machines or mechanical systems or industrial processes with considerations of productivity, feasibility and environmental and social aspects.X
4Engineering graduates with the practice of selecting and using appropriate technical and engineering tools in engineering problems, and ability of effective usage of information science technologiesX
5Ability of designing and conducting experiments, conduction data acquisition and analysis and making conclusionsX
6Ability of identifying the potential resources for information or knowledge regarding a given engineering issueX
7The abilities and performance to participate multi-disciplinary groups together with the effective oral and official communication skills and personal confidenceX
8Ability for effective oral and official communication skills in Turkish Language and, at minimum, one foreign languageX
9Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technologyX
10Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethicsX
11Engineering graduates who are aware of the importance of safety and healthiness in the project management, workshop environment as well as related legal issuesX
12Consciousness for the results and effects of engineering solutions on the society and universe, awareness for the developmental considerations with contemporary problems of humanityX