What is Biomechanics & Biomaterials?

Biomechanics, broadly defined,  is the study of structure and function.  It is the application of principles from classical mechanics (that is, loads, motion, stress, and strain of solids and fluids) to problems in biological systems.  While biomechanics principles are broadly applicable, this track emphasizes cardiovascular and/or musculoskeletal biomechanics. Cardiovascular Biomechanics is a broad discipline that includes the heart, blood vessels, blood cells, and micro-circulation, while the emphasis on Musculoskeletal Biomechanics includes, but is not limited to, the study of   bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon, and muscle development, adaptation, injury and repair;  as well as the interaction between these tissues.   In both branches of mechanics, the problems may be considered from basic, applied, and clinical perspectives.  The study of biomaterials plays an important role in the design of implants and surgical instrumentation for both cardiovascular and musculoskeletal applications. 


Course Map | Suggested Biomechanics & Biomaterials Course Sequence 1/9/17

Track Requisites
ENGR:2510 
 Fluid Mechanics
ENGR:2710 
 Dynamics
ENGR:2720 
 Materials Science
ENGR:2750 
 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
Track Electives
Engineering Topics
BME:2710   
 Engr Drawing, Design, & Solid Modeling
BME:5401   
 Biomaterials & Implant Design
BME:5610   
 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
BME:5510   
 Cardiovascular Biomechanics
BME:5520   
 Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics
BME:5550     Cardiovascular Tissue Mechanics
Other Suggested Electives
ENGR:2760 
 Design for Manufacturing
BME:5421    
 Cell Material Interactions
BME:5430    
 Biotransport
BME:5530    
 Artificial Organ & Circulatory Implants of Design
BME:5620    
 Intro to App Biomedical Finite Element
BME:5630    
 Kinetics of Musculoskeletal Systems
BME:5640    
 Ergonomics of Occup. Injuries
BME:5660    
 Intermed. Mech. Def. Bodies
ME:4115       
 Finite Element I
ME:4110       
 Computer Aided Engineering
ME:5143       
 Comp. Fluid & Therm. Engng.
ME:5160       
 Int. Mechanics of Fluids
ME:5167       
 Composite Materials
HHP:1100    
 Human Anatomy
HHP:4130    
 Skeletal Muscle Physiology
HHP:4460    
 Cardiovascular Physiology

Note:  Two electives must come from the list of Engineering Topics

   
  Biomechanics & Biomaterials Academic Advisors
 
Seth Dillard

Seth Dillard
Nicole Grosland

Nicole Grosland
Nicole Kallemeyn

Nicole Kallemeyn
Colleen McHenry

Colleen McHenry
 
           
 
Tae-Hong Lim

Tae-Hong Lim
Suresh Raghavan

M.L. Suresh Raghavan
Sarah Vigmostad

Sarah Vigmostad
David Wilder

David Wilder