Orthopedic Biomechanics
Fall 2016
NAME:_
MINI MATLAB PROJECT 1
DUE IN CLASS ON SEPT. 29
We investigate here the statically indeterminate or muscle force distribution
problem, using the elbow as an example. The question is: how do our calculated values
of

Asymmetric Beam Theory
Let O be the global origin, G be the modulus-weighted centroid with coordinates (
y ,
z ). Therefore the coordinate of
any arbitrary point M, (y,z) = (
y +t,
z +s)
Since plane sections remain plane, strain at point M is given by
=

ME176/BioE119
Fall 2016
Bending of Symmetric Beams
Assumptions
Beam transmits constant bending moment along its length (Pure Bending)
Beam cross-section is uniform about its length
Beam cross-section is symmetrical about the plane of loading (xy plane)

ME176/BioE119
Fall 2016
Bending of Symmetric Beams
Assumptions
Beam transmits constant bending moment along its length (Pure Bending)
Beam cross-section is uniform about its length
Beam cross-section is symmetrical about the plane of loading (xy plane)

HOMEWORK 2 Orthopedic Biomechanics
Fall 2016
Draw free-body diagrams and state all assumptions. Due Friday, Sept.16.
1. Ankle plantar flexion
Determine the magnitude of the force transmitted through the Achilles tendon, FM, and the joint
contact force at

Orthopedic Biomechanics
Fall 2016
MINI MATLAB PROJECT 2
DUE IN CLASS ON OCT. 27
Bone implants, such as hip replacements, often change the stress distribution within a
bone.
In this project, we will examine the effect of a steel implant placed in the medul

Orthopedic Biomechanics
HOMEWORK 4
Fall 2016
Solve the following problems. Make sure to state all assumptions. Due Friday Sept. 30.
1. Gait analysis
Figure 1 is an abstraction of a human walking, with the dashed line AB showing the
approximate trajectory