330-0527/02 – Biomechanics (BIOMECH)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Applied MechanicsCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Karel Frydrýšek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Karel Frydrýšek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMT, HGF, USP, FS, FEI, FBIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FRY72 prof. Ing. Karel Frydrýšek, Ph.D.
MAC0274 Ing. Vojtěch Machalla
SIM0261 Ing. Kateřina Vlčková
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To teach the students the basic ways and methods applied in biomechanics. To provide the understanding of teaching subject. To understand the link between mechanics and biomechanics. To solve the basic tasks in biomechanics. To apply acquired skills in practice.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Other activities


Definition, practice, history, present and future of biomechanics (bionics, biocompatibility). Biomechanical view to engineering/robotics/cybernetics. Methods applied in biomechanics. Living and non-living organisms. Anatomy, morphology and physiology of human, animals and plants. Anthropometry, zoometry and auxology. Biomechanics of plants. Loading, boundary and initial conditions for musculoskeletal system of humans and animals. Biomechanics of a human activities, sitting, moving, sport and human injuries. Experiments, measurements and numerical modelling. Ergonomy, prosthesis, orthesis and design of implants in medicíne. Biomechanical applications in engineerings, robotics and cybernetics.

Compulsory literature:

HAMILL, J. a KNUTZEN, K. M. Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement. 2. vyd., Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2003, ISBN 0-7817-3405-3. BANGASH, M. Y. et al. Trauma, an Engineering Analysis. Berlin: Springer, 2007. HALL, S. Basic Biomechanics. 5. vyd., New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006, 576 s.

Recommended literature:

VALENTA, J. a kol. Biomechanics. Prague: Academia, 1993.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

credit tests, oral and writting exam.



Other requirements

There are not required any other requests


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Definition, practice, history, present and future of biomechanics (from bionics to genetics engineering and biocompatibility). From humanocentric/animocentric view to holistic naturocentric view on robotics/cybernetics 2. Brief review of mechanics. 3. Methods of diagnostics applied in biomechanics (RTG, CT, MRI, statistics, experiments, measurements, observation). 4. Living and non-living organisms and their description, properties and evolution. 5. Anatomy, morphology and physiology of human, animals and plants. 6. Anthropometry, zoometry and auxology. 7. biomechanics of plants. 8. Analysis of loading, boundary and initial conditions for musculoskeletal system of humans and animals. 9. Human body as a mechanism. 10. Biomechanics of sitting, moving, gait, running, sport, injury and their reasons (process analysis, accidents, human activity). 11. Experiments, measurements and numerical modelling in biomechanics. 12. Ergonomy of human work, prosthesis, orthesis and design of ostheosnthetic implants in traumatology, orthopaedics and rehabilitation. 13. Biomechanical applications in engineerings, robotics and cybernetics. 14. Excursion.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  20
        Examination Examination 65  16 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Tests and exam

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0719A270010) Robotics (S03) Service Robotics P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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