BME 456: Biosolid Mechanics: Modeling and Applications


General Info, Grading, Syllabus


Scott J. Hollister, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
Surgery, and Mechanical Engineering




Rm. 2208 LBME.
Phone: 647-9962

Course Information:

Class: T, Th 10:30-12:00

Office Hours:

Tuesday - 12:00-1:00

Thursday - 12:00-1:00

Classroom: 1003 EECS


33% Weekly in Class Quizzes, 2-3 MATLAB Homework Assignments

33% Mid-Term Exam
33% Final Computational Project:Written Report


Lecture Notes by Section:

Chapter 0: Overview

Chapter 1: Mathematical Preliminaries

Chapter 2: Stress

Chapter 3: Displacement, Deformation and Strain

Chapter 4: Alternate Definitions of Stress

Chapter 5: Constitutive Equations: Linear and Nonlinear Elasticity

Chapter 6: Fitting Nonlinear Elastic Model Data Using Experiments and Optimization.

Chapter 7: Finite Element Modeling

Chapter 9: Constitutive Equations: Viscoelasticity

Chapter 9: Fitting Quasilinear Viscoelastic Model Data Using Experiments and Optimization

Chapter 10: Constitutive Equations: Poroelasticity/Biphasic Theory

Chapter 11: Fitting Biphasic Model Data Using Experiments and Optimization