ENGG 199: Biomechanics: From Cells to Organisms (ENGG 199-04)


18S: 10A

Nonlinear Theory of Elasticity: Applications in Biomechanics by Larry A. Taber; World Scientific 2004; ISBN-13: 978-9812387356


ENGS 33 and ENGS 34 (or equivalent)

Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary field at the interface of engineering, physics, and biology. While the study of biomechanics relies on a solid foundation of continuum mechanics, the complexity of biological systems sometimes demands representation through empirical methods. In this course, principles of static equilibrium and solid mechanics will be applied to a variety of biological systems, including cells, muscle, the heart, bone, embryos, and plants. Students will learn to critically analyze biomechanical problems and their applications, preparing themselves for both industrial and academic research. Students will also be exposed to the frontier of biomechanics research and be introduced to factors involved in experiments and simulations when developing their own research projects.