Course ObjectiveTo provide the student with knowledge about energy flow models, and so
to enable the student to apply this knowledge in the modelling of human
Course ContentResearch in which exercise physiology and biomechanics are combined as a
'toolbox' is apparently unique and successful. This course familiarizes
the student with one branch of this approach. Energy flow models, based
on power equations, will be used to study performance determining
factors in endurance sports. This course explains the technique of
modelling, how parameter values are obtained from experiments and how
simulations with the model can be done. The student will construct a
model of an endurance athlete to study the effect of parameter values on
performance in cycling, speed skating and running. The models will be
made in MATLAB. Knowledge of MATLAB is necessary to be successful in
Teaching MethodsLectures and guided practical;
84 hours (from which 28 practical, 6 lecture, 4 presentations and 46
Method of AssessmentThree written reports in the form of an abstract (project 1), a poster
presentation (project 2) and a slide presentation (project 3). The
posters and the slide presentations will be held at a mandatory meeting.
Entry Requirements900104: Biomechanica (Students are expected to have sufficient
knowledge of this subject);
900215: Mechanische analyse van het menselijk bewegen (Students are
expected to have sufficient knowledge of this subject)
LiteratureA selection of articles and practical guide on Canvas.
Custom Course RegistrationFor more info on workgroups, laboratories, (computer) practicals etc. please see Canvas.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. J.J. de Koning|
|Examiner||dr. J.J. de Koning|
dr. J.J. de Koning
You need to register for this course yourself
|Teaching Methods||Lecture, Computer lab*|
*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.