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  • STRAIN-MEASUREMENT WORKSHOP - CANADA, May 1991.

    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:


    CMBEC 17 - BIOMECHANICS WORKSHOP

    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




    FACULTY FOR THE WORKSHOP

    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

    519-663-3063
    519-663-3904 FAX
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