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1First Semester
2Second Semester
AAnnual course
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BIdentifying activities
Course completely offered in italian
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Innovative teaching
The credits shown next to this symbol indicate the part of the course CFUs provided with Innovative teaching.
These CFUs include:
  • Subject taught jointly with companies or organizations
  • Blended Learning & Flipped Classroom
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
  • Soft Skills
Course Details
Academic Year 2019/2020
School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Name (Master of Science degree)(ord. 270) - MI (471) Biomedical Engineering
Track BCT - Ingegneria per cellule tessuti e biotecnologie - Cells, tissues and biotechnology
Programme Year 2

Course Details
ID Code 052379
Course Type Mono-Disciplinary Course
Credits (CFU / ECTS) 5.0
Semester First Semester
Course Description Lectures (a) Measurements Measuring equipments and their characteristics. Measures of lengths and displacement. Measures of strain. Measures of force, torque and pressure. Measures of viscosity. Measures of temperature. Measures of contact area and pressure. (b) Mechanics of living tissues (principles) Composition and structure of living tissues. Classification of tissues. Mechanical properties of living tissues and response to stresses: elasticity, viscoelasticity, poroelasticity, anisotropy, mechanical strength and trauma, repair and remodelling. (c) Experimental methods for tissue characterization Experimental issues. Preparation and storage of specimens. Fixtures for uniaxial and biaxial tests. Strain measurement of highly deformable tissues. Characterization of tissues and organs. Testing of collagenous tissues (tendons, ligaments, membranes). Testing of mineralized tissues (bone). Testing of biphasic tissues (cartilage). Viscosity of biological fluids. Methods for characterization of tissues in vivo. Laboratory (a) Test equipments Testing machines: uniaxial and biaxial benches. Test procedures (tensile, compressive, bending, torsional, creep and relaxation, hardness tests). Calibration of transducers. (b) Characterization of soft tissues Storage and preparation of specimens. Force and strain measurements on compliant tissues. Tests on viscoelastic tissues. Uniaxial and biaxial tests on tendons and membranes. Parameter identification. (c) Characterization of hard tissues Storage and preparation of specimens. Force and strain measurements. Tensile, compressive and three point bending tests on bone specimens. (d) Characterization of poroelastic tissues Preparation of specimens. Compression, confined and unconfined creep tests on cartilage. Parameter identification. To complement the practical lab activities and to stimulate active learning, the structuring skills of thinking and knowledge and the assessment among colleagues, the students, organized in groups, will be responsible for examining specific topics that will be presented and discussed with other students in flipped/blended classroom modality. Lectures are given in Italian This is a limited number access course. The mandatory procedure for access request is here http://www.ccsbio.polimi.it/?page_id=27
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Innovative teaching The course includes  1.0  credits in Innovative Teaching as follows:
  • Blended Learning & Flipped Classroom

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