1UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Richard J. Price, Dept. of Biomedical Eng., 924-0020,
MR5, Office - Room 2316
Office Hours: Fridays from 10-12 AM.
: Caitlin Burke, Dept. of Biomedical Eng.,
Office Hours: Tuesdays from 5-7 PM. BME Library.
12:30-1:45 pm, in MR-5 BME Lecture Hall, Room 1041, 3 credit
: APMA 212, APMA 213, BIOM 301, BIOM 304 or permission of
To provide undergraduates with an introduction to principles of continuum
mechanics of biological tissues and systems. Topics include development of selected
fundamental methods and results from statics and strength of materials, continuum mechanics,
fluid mechanics, mass transport, free-body diagrams, and constitutive equations of biological
materials including molecular, cellular, and tissue structures, viscoelastic models. Properties of
blood vessels, heart, bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, blood, and other tissues.
basis and effects of pathology and trauma and applications to medical diagnosis. Introduction to