BME 110C Biomechanics III (2017-2018)

BME 110C Biomechanics III

(Required for BME.)
Catalog Data:

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: BME 110B. BME majors have first consideration for enrollment. . (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
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Class Notes

Arash Kheradvar
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
  • Classical physics and lab: electricity and magnetism
  • Classical physics: fluids, oscillations, waves, optics
  • Calculus
  • Differential equations
Lecture Topics:
  • Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Review: Vector Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics
  • Bernoulli’s Equation; Flow through a nozzle
  • Non-Newtonian Fluids
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • Bessel Functions
  • Modeling Pulsatile Flow
  • Diffusion and Capillary Flow
  • Biomechanics of Heart Valves
  • Cardiac Biomechanics
  • Biomechanics of Cardiovascular Devices
Class Schedule:

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

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Biomedical Engineering Topics and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

Design is taught through homework problems and exams.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 20%
  • Midterms 50%
  • 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

December 21, 2016
Senate Approved:
November 14, 2016
Approved Effective:
2017 Fall Qtr