04-11-1991, 12:22 AM
The Canadian Medical & Biological Engineering Conference (CMBEC) "Challenges
in Health Care Technology" will be held May 7-11, 1991 in the Canadian
Rockies at Banff, Alberta. The following one-day Workshop will form a
portion of this conference:


Strain Measurement in Biomechanics

May 7th, 1991
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Each topic will be allocated 30-35 minutes for presentation, with a 10-minute
question period.

Topics Speaker

0900-0915 Introductory Overview of all Topics Prof Bryan Finlay
0915-0930 Extensometers and Brittle Lacquers Prof Bryan Finlay
0930-1015 2-D Photoelasticity Dr John Orr

1015-1030 Coffee

1030-1115 3-D Photoelasticity Dr John Orr
1115-1200 Photoelastic Coatings Prof Bryan Finlay
1200-1230 General questions on morning sessions ALL Speakers

1230-1330 Lunch

1330-1415 Thermography (SPATE) & Vibration
Pattern Analysis David Oliver
1415-1500 Holography Dr Julia Shelton

1500-1515 Coffee

1515-1600 Strain Gauging Prof Ted Little
1600-1645 Strain Measurements on Soft Tissues Prof Nigel Shrive
1645-1730 Selection of Strain Gauges Steve Katz
1730-1800 Discussion of Audiences' Problems ALL Speakers
to cover morning and afternoon sessions

Registration details for Workshop and CMBEC-17:

Zoltan J. Koles, PhD., Program Committee CMBES Secretariat
Department of Applied Sciences in Medicine c/o National Research Council
10-102 Clinical Sciences Building of Canada
University of Alberta Room 305, Bldg. M-50
Edmonton, Canada T6G 2G3 Ottawa, Ontario
TEL (403) 492-6302 Canada K1A 0R8
FAX (403) 492-7303 TEL (613) 993-1686
FAX (613) 954-2216

11 April 1991


J. Bryan FINLAY, BSc, PhD, PEng, EurIng, FIMechE, FIEE, CCE: Director of
Orthopaedic Research at University Hospital in London, Ontario and Professor
in the Departments of Surgery, Medical Biophysics, and Mechanical Engineering
at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. His seven-year apprenticeship
with Rolls Royce in England (1959-1966), and subsequent year with Sperry
Gyroscope, specialized in the design of automatic control systems for marine,
industrial and aerospace applications. As a Lecturer in Bioengineering at
the University of Strathclyde in Scotland (1967-1972), he studied the
mechanical properties of connective tissues both in-vivo and in-vitro. From
1972 to 1982 he was the Manager of the Department of Biomedical Engineering
at University Hospital in London, Ontario, with responsibilities for
research, education and service. Since 1969, he has published 57 papers on
Bioengineering topics. He is a member of both the Executive Committee of the
Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society and the Bioengineering Committee of the
British Society for Strain Measurement (BSSM) and has served on several
committees of the Medical Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian
Standards Association.

Steve KATZ, MS: Vice-President of Marketing and Sales, Measurements Group
Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He has a BSCE from the University of
Pittsburgh and an MSCE from the University of Illinois. He has done stress
analysis testing using strain gauges and PhotoStress in the aerospace and
oil industries before joining the Measurements Group in 1973 as an
Applications Engineer. He is a member of SEM and ASCE. He has lectured on
the subject of experimental stress analysis in more than 15 countries around
the world. Measurements Group Inc. has worldwide outlets for its strain-
measurement products that include strain gauges, brittle lacquers, and
photoelastic facilities. Their educational courses, Technical Bulletins,
and Technical Notes are particularly informative and are an important source
of reference for these techniques of strain measurement.

E. (Ted) G. LITTLE, BEng, PhD: Howmedica Research Professor in the
Department of Mechanical & Production Engineering at the University of
Limerick, Ireland, since 1986. He was an Apprentice Instrument Maker with
GEC, Marconi, Radar in England (1966-1971), before becoming a Lecturer in
Instrument Manufacture at Chelmsford College of Further Education in England
(1971-1973). His position as Assistant Works Manager at Commercial
Hydraulics in England (1976-1977) preceded his appointment as a Lecturer in
Mechanical Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland (1977-1986).
He is a particularly dynamic Chairman of the Bioengineering Committee of BSSM
and his 40 publications since 1977 reflect his interests in modelling,
dimensional analysis, photoelasticity, strain-gauging and bioengineering.

David E. Oliver, BSc: General Manager, Ometron Inc. in Sterling, Virginia,
USA. His initial involvement with Stress Pattern Analysis by Thermal
Emission (SPATE) was with the design of optical systems and, subsequently,
he became involved in its technical development. When Ometron was formed
to market SPATE in 1982, he became involved in its commercial development
and is now responsible for developing and supporting its commercial
applications in North America. He is particularly aware of its uses in the
area of Medical Engineering, both commercially and academically, throughout
the world. Ometron's current developments in SPATE, vibrational analysis,
and associated motion-compensation are of particular interest in strain-
measurement in Biomechanics.

John F. ORR, BSc, PhD, CEng, MIMechE: Lecturer in the Department of
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The Queen's University of Belfast.
He obtained both his BSc Honours in Mechanical Engineering (1977) and his PhD
(1985) from The Queen's University of Belfast. He trained with Harland and
Wolff in Belfast from 1973 to 1979 and was the Senior Bioengineer in the
Rehabilitation Engineering Centre at Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast from
1979 to 1989. He has been a Member of the Ulster Biomedical Engineering
Society since 1979 and, since 1979, has published 22 articles on traditional
engineering, rehabilitation engineering, and bioengineering topics. He is a
member of the Bioengineering Committee of BSSM and his current interests are
in joint replacements and strain-measurement in Biomechanics.

Julia C. SHELTON, BA, PhD: Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical
Engineering at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, England, since 1990.
She obtained a BA (Honours) in Engineering Science from Robinson College at
Cambridge University (1985) and her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Queen
Mary College, University of London in 1988. Her engineering training was
with Marconi Radar Systems Ltd. (1981-1985) and with Johnson & Johnson
Orthopaedics Ltd. (1985-1988). She is Deputy Chairman of the Postgraduate
Materials Society at the University of London and is a member of the
Bioengineering Committee of BSSM. Since 1987, she has 8 publications on the
application of holography to measurements in fracture-fixation. Her current
work involves the development of holographic facilities, with both continuous
and pulsed laser systems.

Nigel G. SHRIVE, MA, DPhil, PEng: Professor and Head of the Department of
Civil Engineering at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. He
obtained his DPhil from Oxford in 1974 and was appointed to the University of
Calgary in 1975. He has taught various courses dealing with engineering
mechanics and structural analysis; also Structural Masonry, and Fracture of
Civil Engineering Materials. Amongst various awards, he was presented the
1980 Superior Teaching (Engineering) Award by the University's Student Union.
Research interests include: fracture of concrete and masonry; behaviour of
masonry structures and masonry materials; biomechanics, mechanical behaviour
of ligaments and cartilage; electrical stimulation of healing of ligaments.
Author and co-author of 45 papers in fully-refereed journals and conference
proceedings. He holds three patents, has published two books and is
currently working on a third. He is involved with several Canadian Standards
Association committees; member of Editorial Committee, University of Calgary
Press; and chairs the interdisciplinary Biomedical Engineering Group.

Bryan Finlay, PhD
Director Orthopaedic Research

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