# Biomenchanics exam #1 (Terms+others) Flashcards

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Force

Push or pull on an object

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Internal forces

• Act within an object or system whose motion is under investigation
• Forces come in pairs (action and reaction)

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Internal forces: tensile force

When pulling forced act on the ends of an internal structure

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Internal force: compressive forces

When pushing forces act oj the ends of an internal structure

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External forces

Act on an object as a result of its interaction with the environment surrounding it (when two objects touch)

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Weight

W = m*g

w (newtons)= m(in kilograms)*g(9.81m/s^2)

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Translation:

linear motions in which all parts of a rigid body move parallel to & in the same direction as every other part of the body

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Rotation:

• motion in which a (assumed) rigid body moves in a circular path around some pivot point,
• thus the entire body moves in the same angular direction & across the same number of degrees

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Kinematics can be_____

active or passive

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Degrees of freedom:

the number of independent directions of movements allowed at a joint

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max degrees of angular freedom

3 degrees for 2 cardinal planes

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Arthrokinematics: the trio

1. roll
2. slide
3. spin

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Roll-slide

• As primary movement of bone is to rotate across another bone’s surface
• concurrent but equal + opposite side

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spin

• Spinning of one articular surface on another
• NO SLIDE

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THE RULE: Convex-on-concave =

opposite

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THE RULE: Concave-on-convex

same

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Joint articulation fits “the best” where?

• at end range = close packed
• provide more stability

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Kinetics

The study of mechanics that describes the effect of forces on the
body

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Rectilinear:

• all points on a body/object move in a straight line.
• Direction of motions& orientation of object do not change.
• All points on object move the
same distance.

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Curvilinear:

• all points on a body or object move
• orientation does not
change & all points move the same distance
• path the object follows is
curved.

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Angular motion

• rotation/rotary motion
• More numerous than linear motion (human movement)

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General motion

• Combination of angular motions producing linear motions of multiple body parts

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Displacement

• vector quantity
• has direction & magnitude

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Speed

• rate of motion
• AVG= d/change in time

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Velocity

• rate of motion in a specific direction
• AVG= velocity(or d)/change of time

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Baseball fastpitch example

- baseball released @16.8m

- velocity @47.162m/s

• v= d/change of time
• change of t= d/velocity
• 16.8m/47.163(m/s)= 0.356 seconds

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hang time when initial vertical velocity (20 m/s) and initial horizontal velocity (15 m/s) is known 28

L = mv

• L = linear momentum
• m = mass
• v = instantaneous velocity
• L constant => sum of forces = 0

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elastic collisions

momentum is conserved (transferred) and no energy is lost

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inelastic collisions

momentum is conserved but energy is lost

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Impulse

the product of force and the time the force acts

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Torque equations

• T= F*r
• F = force
• r = moment arm (perpendicular distance from axis of rotation)

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Stability

• dependent upon height of center of gravity, size of base of support, and the weight of an object

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Locating Center of gravity sum of force

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centric forces

act through the center of gravity of an object and cause linear translation

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Eccentric forces

• (not muscle contractions) do not act through the center of gravity
• they cause both linear and angular motion

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Force couples

• create angular motion
• couples are forces that
are equal in size, non-colinear, and act in opposite directions

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1st class levers

• HUGE forces
• distance is really small.

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2nd class levels

• middle
• output forces are modest, input distance is modest

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3rd class:

• WEAK output forces
• HUGE distances

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Potential Energy (2 types)

• Gravitational
• Strain (or spring) energy

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Power

• strongest contraction force is produced at the slowest speed
• max POWER occurs at 1/3 -1/2 of a muscles max contraction velocity

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Energy

the capacity to do work

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Tension

the stress that acts perpendicular (or normal) to the analysis plane

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Shear

A transverse stress that acts parallel to the plane of analysis

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Bending

• More complicated
• creates different stresses at the analysis
plane
• creates both tensile & compressive forces

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Wolff's Law

Bone remodels according to the stresses place upon it

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Torsion

Occur when torques act about the long axis of an object

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Poisson’s Ratio

• Each material has a property (Poisson’s ratio)
• determines the amounts of

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Elasticity