BMENE4300 Solid Biomechanics

This course introduces applications of continuum mechanics to the understanding of various biological tissues properties. The structure, function, and mechanical properties of various tissues in biological systems, such as blood vessels, muscle, skin, brain tissue, bone, tendon, cartilage, ligaments, etc., are examined. The focus is on the establishment of basic governing mechanical principles and constitutive relations for each tissue. Experimental determination of various tissue properties is introduced and demonstrated. The important medical and clinical implications of tissue mechanical behavior are emphasized.

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