330-3006/02 – Biomechanics I (BIOMEI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Applied MechanicsCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Karel Frydrýšek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Karel Frydrýšek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMT, FS, FBI, HGF, USP, EKF, FEI, FASTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FRY72 prof. Ing. Karel Frydrýšek, Ph.D.
POL0400 doc. Ing. Stanislav Polzer, Ph.D.
SEJ019 Ing. František Sejda
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences


Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


This subject introduce students to biomechanics branch (theory, practice, experiments and applications). The focus is mainly on statics, kinematics, dynamics, strength and elasticity, materials and their degradations, anatomy of organis, autopsy, genesis of injury, healing of tissue, numerical modelling, medical diagnostics, strength analysis of machine parts or implants etc.

Compulsory literature:

Čada, R.; Frydrýšek, K.; Sejda, F.; Demel, J.; Pleva, L.: Analysis of Locking Self-Taping Bone Screws for Angularly Stable Plates, JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, Volume: 37, Issue: 4, Pages: 612-625, 2017, DOI: 10.1007/s40846-017-0279-4, ISSN: 1609-0985, IF 0.989 Frydrýšek, K., Jořenek, J., Učeň, O., Kubín, T., Žilka, L., Pleva, L. (2012). Design of External Fixators Used in Traumatology and Orthopaedics – Treatment of Fractures of Pelvis and its Acetabulum, Procedia Engineering, vol. 48, 164-173, ISSN: 1877-7058, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2012.09.501

Recommended literature:

HAMILL, J., KNUTZEN, K., M. Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2003, 2. vyd. ISBN 0-7817-3405-3. BANGASH, M. Y. et al. Trauma, an Engineering Analysis, Springer, Berlin, 2007 HALL, S. Basic Biomechanics. 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006. 576 s. VALENTA, J. a kol. Biomechanics. Prague: Academia, 1993.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Absolvování testů pro zápočet, zkouška ústní a písemnou formou.


Other requirements



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Definition, practice, history, present and future of biomechanics (from bionics to genetic engineering and biocompatibility). 2. Methods of medical and engineering diagnostics (RTG, CT, MRI, statistics, experiments). 3. Anatomy of musculoskeletal system and motoric of plants, animals and humans and laboratory autopsy of fish. 4. Analysis of material behaviour. Focused on biomaterials of skeletal systems of humans and animals including their remodelation and degradation. 5. Analysis of loads, boundary and initial conditions for skeletal systems of humans and animals. 6. Biomechanics of motion, gait and sports (anasysis of a process). 7. Biomechanics of injury (analysis of a process ans type of accidents and their causes, traffic accidents). 8. Experimental measurements in biomechanics. Kinematic a dynamic analysis. 9. Numerical modelling in biomechanics and model creation of living tissues. 10. Design and proposition of osteosynthetic materials for traumatology and ortopaedics (external and internal fixators). 11. Ergonomics of human work, prosthesis, orthesis and design.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  20
        Examination Examination 65  16
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: APassing tests, seminars and laboratories, project on given topic.

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ECTS - MechEng - Master Studies 2021/2022 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 301 - Study and International Office stu. block
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