Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering

Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering
Mechanics of biological systems. A continuum mechanics-based approach to the structure, function, mechanical response, and active remodeling of hard and soft tissues of the body.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.3 Lab
 PrerequisitesME EN 372; or equivalent.
 RecommendedMe En-CE En 506.
Course Outcomes

Hard and Soft Tissues

Describe the structure, function, mechanical properties, and active remodeling of hard and soft tissues.


Describe muscle structure, muscle force sharing, passive and active muscle response.

Skeletal Dynamics and Joint Reaction Forces

Compute skeletal dynamics and joint reaction forces during human locomotion.

Finite Deformation Analysis

Apply finite deformation analysis to compute soft tissue strains based on marker motion.

Physiologic Systems

Utilize mechanical engineering principles to evaluate the mechanics of physiologic systems in the human body.


Develop an approach for resolving ethical dilemmas related to biomedical engineering.