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Markus Hugo Muser: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Dr. Markus Hugo Muser
Address
Arbeitsgruppe für Unfallmechanik
Winkelriedstrasse 27
8006 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone044 251 54 73
Fax044 251 54 31
E-mailmuser@biomed.ee.ethz.ch
DepartmentHealth Sciences and Technology
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
376-1985-00LTrauma Biomechanics4 credits2V + 1UK.‑U. Schmitt, M. H. Muser
AbstractTrauma biomechanics in an interdisciplinary research field investigating the biomechanics of injuries and related subjects such as prevention. The lecture provides an introduction to the basic principles of trauma biomechanics.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the basic principles of trauma biomechanics.
ContentThis lecture serves as an introduction to the field of trauma biomechanics. Emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary nature of impact biomechanics, which uses the combination of fundamental engineering principles and advanced medical technologies to develop injury prevention measures. Topics include: accident statistics and accident reconstruction, biomechanical response of the human to impact loading, injury mechanisms and injury criteria, test methods (including crash tests), computer simulations using multi-body and finite element modelling techniques, aspects of passive safety of vehicles (focusing on restraint systems and vehicle compatibility). Real world examples mainly from automobile safety are used to augment lecture material.
Lecture notesHandouts will be made available.
LiteratureSchmitt K-U, Niederer P, M. Muser, Walz F: "Trauma Biomechanics - An Introduction to Injury Biomechanics", Springer Verlag