# BME 110C Biomechanics III (2012-2013)

#### BME 110C Biomechanics III

**BME 110C Biomechanics III (Credit Units: 4)** Applications of statics and dynamics to biomedical systems. Cellular biomechanics, hemodynamics, circulatory system, respiratory system, muscles and movement, skeletal biomechanics. Applications to bioengineering design. Prerequisite: BME110B. BME 110A, BME 110B, BME 110C must be taken in the same academic year. (Design units: 1)

Class Notes

1. Describe the cytoskeleton (EAC a)

2. Define mechanotransduction (EAC a)

3. Calculate in units of ATP molecules, the amount of work done (EAC a, EAC b)

4. Differentiate between steady flow and unsteady flow in blood vessels (EAC a)

5. Apply the constituitive equation for blood (EAC a, EAC b)

6. Label prominent parts of the heart (EAC a)

7. Calculate cardiac pumping power (EAC a)

8. Differentiate between systolic and diastolic pressure (EAC a)

9. Describe how hemodynamic variables scale with body surface area (EAC a)

10. Apply Darcy’s law to interstitial fluid flow (EAC a, EAC b)

11. Define glaucoma in terms of pressure (EAC a, EAC b)

12. Label the gross anatomy of the lung (EAC a)

13. Use mass transfer to calculate gas absorption in the lung (EAC a, EAC b)

14. Differentiate between isotonic and isometric contraction (EAC a, EAC b)

15. Apply failure mechanics to bone fracture (EAC a, EAC b)

16. Differentiate between ligaments, tendons, and cartilage (EAC a)

- Classical physics and lab: electricity and magnetism
- Classical physics: fluids, oscillations, waves, optics
- Calculus
- Differential equations

- Cellular biomechanics
- Hemodynamics
- The circulatory system
- The interstitum
- Ocular biomechanics
- The respiratory system
- Muscles and movement
- Skeletal biomechanics
- Terrestrial locomotion

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

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Contributes toward the Biomedical Engineering Topics and Major Design experience.

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. * Homework 80% * Design Project 20%

- Homework: 20%
- Midterm(1) 20%
- Midterm(2): 20%
- Final: 40%
- Total: 100%

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