ME 6783: Orthopaedic and Injury Biomechanics

Offered Every Spring

Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in engineering or a related discipline.
Catalog Description: Structure-function relationships in a variety of tissues, with an emphasis on orthopaedic and neural systems through an understanding of mechanical, adaptational, and failure properties. Crosslisted with BMED 6783.
Textbooks: Yuan-Cheng Fung, Biomechanics - Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues, 2nd Edition, Springer-Verlag, 1994.
Instructors: Robert Guldberg (Fall 2004), Marc Levenston (Fall 2004)
  • Structure, Function, and Composition
  • Material Property Characterization
  • Biomechanical Testing Methods
  • Constitutive Modeling
  • Computational Modeling
  • Failure Mechanisms
  • Tissue Repair and Adaptation
  • Artificial Implants
Grading Scheme:

Two exams


Term paper and presentation