BME 110A Biomechanics I (2012-2013)

BME 110A Biomechanics I

(Required for BME and BMEP. Selected Elective for MSE.)
Catalog Data:

BME 110A Biomechanics I (Credit Units: 4) Introduction to statics. Rigid bodies, analysis of structures, forces in beams, moments of inertia. Prerequisite: Physics 7D, 7LD, 7E. BME 110A, BME 110B and BME 110C must be taken in the same academic year. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0077275556.

Recommended Textbook:
None
References:

Class notes

Coordinator:
James P. Brody
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Describe the resultant of two forces (EAC a)

2. Describe the vector product of two vectors (EAC a)

3. Describe the moment of a force about an axis (EAC a)

4. Draw a free body diagram (EAC a)

5. Pinpoint the center of gravity of a body (EAC a)

6. Apply the method of sections to a truss (EAC a)

7. Determine internal forces in a structure (EAC a)

8. Solve problems involving static and kinetic friction (EAC a)

9. Calculate the principal moments of inertia of a body (EAC a)

10. Apply the parallel axis theorem (EAC a)

11. Calculate the work of a force over a finite displacement (EAC a)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Classical Physics and Lab.
  • Electricity and magnetism.
  • Classical Physics: Fluids, oscillations, waves, optics.
  • Calculus.
  • Differential Equations.
Lecture Topics:
  • Statics of Particles
  • Rigid Bodies: Equivalent Systems of Force
  • Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies
  • Distributed Forces: Centroids and Centers of Gravity
  • Analysis of Structures
  • Forces in Beams and Cables
  • Friction
  • Distributed Forces: Moments of Inertia
  • Methods of Virtual Work
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

None.

Laboratory Projects:

None.

Professional Component

Contributes toward the Biomedical Engineering Topics and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description
Approach:

Design is taught through design projects and homework problems. The students are required to use the basic principles to design devices, theoretical approaches and experiments.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 20%
  • Midterm I: 20%
  • Midterm II: 20%
  • Final: 40%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

Prepared:
October 1, 2014
Senate Approved:
September 15, 2010
Approved Effective:
2011 Fall Qtr