BME 110A Biomechanics I (2016-2017)

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, Physics 7LD, Physics 7E, BME 60C, Math 3A, and Math 3D. Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering: Premedical majors, and Material Science Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. BME 110A-BME 110B-BME 110C must be taken in the same academic year. . (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
None
Recommended Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0077275556.

References:

Class notes https://eee.uci.edu

Coordinator:
Arash Kheradvar
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Students will be able to add, multiple forces and compute moments.

2. Students will be able to determine internal forces in a structure.

3. Students will be able to design experiments involving single molecule statics.

4. Students will be able to compute forces within anatomical joints.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Classical Physics and Lab. Electricity and magnetism.
  • Classical Physics: Fluids, oscillations, waves, optics.
  • Calculus.
  • Differential Equations and Linear Algebra.
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:

Matlab, Microsoft Office or equivalent

Laboratory Projects:

None.

Professional Component

Contributes toward the Biomedical Engineering Topics and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description
Approach:

Design problems are assigned to groups of students who describe the problem, state assumptions, and provide computer drawings either by CAD software or MS PowerPoint. The designs include a list of components from online catalogs or local businesses, a budget, drawings, detailed mathematical analysis of the problem and the design, as well as a strategy for testing the design.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 20%
  • Designs: 20%
  • Midterms: 30%
  • Final: 30%
  • 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:
July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
March 4, 2014
Approved Effective:
2014 Fall Qtr