hw1 - BE 226 Homework #1 FOUNDATIONS OF BIOMECHANICS Spring...

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BE 226 FOUNDATIONS OF BIOMECHANICS Spring Quarter 2011 Homework #1 Due Thursday 4/7/2011, 11 AM Review the following basic definitions in Continuum Mechanics. - Orthogonal transformations - Deformation gradients, strains - Jacobian determinant of deformation gradient, - Strain rates - Principal values and invariants of stress and strain - Equilibrium conditions for linear and rotary motion A concise summary can be found in “A First Course in Continuum Mechanics” (3rd Ed) Fung, Prentice Hall, 1994 Readings Assignment: - An Introduction to Biomechanics (Chapter 1 of Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues) - Soft Elastic and Viscoelastic Tissues (Sections 7.3, 7.5, 7.6). Problem Assignment* 1. The mechanical reference state in a cell: Consider an endothelial cell spread out on a culture slide in a star-like (“stellar”) shape with multiple integrin adhesion molecules. Assume the cell makes for the moment no contact with neighboring cells. Placement of a drop of histamine (or other drugs) on the cell
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