2023-2024 Catalog

ME 492 Biomechanics

A one-semester course involving the application of solid and fluid mechanics to biological systems. Students will learn the fundamental cell biology and physiology necessary to understand these systems; understand how researchers in biomechanics address biological problems using engineering principles; advance their knowledge of mechanics; and develop the necessary skills to apply the concepts of engineering mechanics to biological systems. Likely topics include musculoskeletal (bone and muscle) mechanics, neuromuscular mechanics and control, and the physics of blood and air flow in the circulatory and respiratory systems. [W]


PHYS 131 or PHYS 151 and junior/senior standing or instructor approval