Silvio Lorenzetti: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2013

Name PD Dr. Silvio Lorenzetti
Name variantsSilvio Lorenzetti
S. Lorenzetti
S. R. Lorenzetti
Silvio Rene Lorenzetti
FieldBiomechanics
Address
ZHAW, School of Engineering
Technikumstrasse 9
Abteilung MPS
8400 Winterthur
SWITZERLAND
E-mailsl@ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.sport.ethz.ch
DepartmentHealth Sciences and Technology
RelationshipPrivatdozent

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
376-0016-00LLaboratory Course Health Technology Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
2 credits2PS. Lorenzetti, S. J. Ferguson, R. Gassert, R. Müller, R. Riener, J. G. Snedeker, V. Vogel, M. Zenobi-Wong
AbstractPractical laboratory course with basic experiments.
ObjectivePerform and interpret basic experiment to learn the measurement methods and practical applications in health technology.
ContentTensile test tendon / bone testing / human movement measurement / cell culture /material testing / interaction man machine
Lecture notescan be downloaded on the moodle platform.
376-1168-00LBiomechanics of Sports Restricted registration - show details 2 credits2VS. Lorenzetti, H. Gerber
AbstractVarious types of sport are studied from a mechanical point of view. Of particular interest are the key parameters of a sport as well as the performance relevant indicators.
ObjectiveThe aim of this lecture is to enable the students to study a sport from a biomechanical viewpoint and to develop significant models for which evaluations of the limitations and verifications can be carried out.
ContentSport biomechanics is concerned with the physical and mechanical basic principles of sports. The lecture requires an in-depth mechanical understanding on the side of the student. In this respect, the pre-attendance of the lectures Biomechanics I and II or an equivalent course is expected. The human body is treated as a mechanical system during sport. The interaction of the active and passive movements and outside influences is analysed. Using sports such as ski-jumping, cycling, or weight training, applicable models are created, analyzed and suitable measuring methods are introduced. In particular, the constraints as well as the limitations of the models are of great relevance. The students develop their own models for different sport types, critically discuss the advantages and disadvantages and evaluate applicable measurement methods.
Lecture notesUnterlagen werden abgegeben
376-1646-02LBiomechanics IIb4 credits2V + 2US. Lorenzetti
AbstractMechanical properties of bone, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments and its biological response (plasticity) on mechanical load.
ObjectiveThe goal of this lecture is to enable the students to know the plasticity behavior of biological materials and to correctly apply that material response as an answer to load in the analysis of interventions.
ContentThe content of Biomechanics IIb is focused on the mechanical and plasticity properties of biological tissues. The lecture is a continuation of Biomechanics Ia and Ib.

The main topic is the passive structures of the human musculo-skeletal system, specially bone, cartilage, tendons and ligaments, regarded as deformable bodies (continuum mechanics). Discussed are the biological answers (plasticity) on mechanical load (e.g. training, spinal cord injuries, µ-gravity) on the various tissues.
Lecture notesTexts and further handouts will be provided
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Prerequisites / Noticetestatpflichtige Semesterend-Prüfung: mündlich, 30 Minuten
557-0131-00LLaboratory Course in Excercise Biomechanics Restricted registration - show details
This course unit is compulsory for students of the specialised Master's programme in Biomechanics.

Possible from the 6th semester on.
3 credits4PH. Gerber, R. List, S. Lorenzetti
AbstractSelected experiments in Biomechanics. The practical course includes basic experiments to learn measurement methods and practical applications in Biomechanics.
ObjectiveStudents can gain their first experience in the practical application of measurement methods in Biomechanics by means of basic experimentation. They also learn how to keep records in the laboratory journal.
ContentVarious experiments are offered in the field of Biomechanics.
Lecture notesTexts and further handouts will be provided.
557-0166-01LBiomechanics II
possible from the 5th semester on
7 credits3V + 3GS. Lorenzetti, U. Emanuele
AbstractThe human body as a mechanical system. The muscle as an engine. Load analysis. Optimization of movements. Plasticity of muscle tissue.
Mechanical properties of bone, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments and its biological response (plasticity) on mechanical load.
ObjectiveThe first goal of this lecture is to enable the students to understand muscular function to work like a linear motor and the passive part of the musculo-skeletal system to be analyzed according to the laws of mechanics.

The second goal of this lecture is to enable the students to know the plasticity behavior of biological materials and to correctly apply that material response as an answer to load in the analysis of interventions.
ContentThe content of Biomechanics II (part I) is focused on the mechanical and plasticity properties of the active part of the body.

The main topic is the mechanical properties of the active musculo-skeletal system with the following chapters: The musculo-skeletal system as a mechanical system, the muscle as a motor, principles of load analysis (=load at the ankle and knee joint during gait) optimization of movements (general considerations with respect to optimized movements including the muscle as a motor), as well as plasticity of muscles (remodelling properties of muscles due to interventions such as immobilization, training, rehabilitation, electrical stimulation, staying in µ-gravity).

The content of Biomechanics II (part II) is focused on the mechanical and plasticity properties of biological tissues.

The main topic is the passive structures of the human musculo-skeletal system, specially bone, cartilage, tendons and ligaments, regarded as deformable bodies (continuum mechanics). Discussed are the biological answers (plasticity) on mechanical load (e.g. training, spinal cord injuries, µ-gravity) on the various tissues.
Lecture notesTexts and further handouts will be provided
557-2010-00LPractical Training I Restricted registration - show details 15 credits15PS. Lorenzetti
Abstract3-months practical work with topics from the major exercise biomechanics.
Objective3-months practical work with topics from the major exercise biomechanics.
557-2011-00LPractical Training II Restricted registration - show details 15 credits15PS. Lorenzetti
Abstract3-months practical work with topics from the major exercise biomechanics.
Objective3-months practical work with topics from the major exercise biomechanics.