BMES 345 Mechanics of Biological Systems 3.0 Credits
This course introduces the fundamentals of mechanics of deformable bodies relevant to biological tissues and biomaterials. Major topics include stress and strain, mechanical properties of biological tissues and biomaterials, axial loading, torsion, bending, and viscoelasticity. These concepts will be applied to biological examples such as long bones, the heart, blood vessels, and orthopaedic implants.
College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science Health Systems Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 201 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently) and MEM 202 [Min Grade: D] and ENGR 220 [Min Grade: D]
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