Module Overview

Bio-Modelling and Analysis

This module enables the student, to use computer modelling techniques, to analyse design solutions for a range of bio-technologies. Solid models linked to kinematic models will be utilised as well as finite element techniques.

Module Code

BMOA H4000

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

BioModelling Introduction

Introduction to modelling and the role of modelling in bio-engineering. Including kinematic models, static structural, and transient dynamic models.

Kinematic Models

The development of a kinematic model using software such as opensim. The customisation of models and the measurement of forces.

FEA models

The creation of a solid model of an orthopedic joint. The transfer of this model to a FEA package. The application of appropriate material models and the analyse of component stresses.

Model Validation

Patient specific, sample size and variability of published data.

Component Failure

The issues relevant to bone failure including crack growth and re-modelling. Investigation for failure of implants and prosthesis. Fatigue loading within the human body of bones and implants.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100