BE 232 - Biomechanics

  • Credit Hours: 3R-0L-3C
  • Term Available: S
  • Graduate Studies Eligible: No
  • Prerequisites: BE 211, and either BE 222 or EM 204
  • Corequisites: None

This course introduces students to the various interdisciplinary fields in biomechanics - such as orthopaedic biomechanics, biofluid mechanics, soft tissue mechanics, and the biomechanics of human movement. Specific topics include: statics/dynamics of the human body, kinematics during activity; the analysis of forces and stresses/strains in biological structures under loading; constitutive models for biological materials (e.g. bone, cartilage, tendon/ligament); and the relationship between structure and function in tissues and organs. Non-majors interested in taking this course should see the instructor.

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