ME 482: Musculoskeletal Tissue Mechanics

Class Description:

Composition-structure-function relationships for musculoskeletal tissues, including bone, tendon, ligament, cartilage, and muscle; hierarchical structure of tissues from the macro-to nano-scales; relation of composition to mechanical properties of healthy and diseased tissue; experimental methods used to obtain mechanical properties.

Prerequisite - TAM 251 3 Undergraduate hours and 3 or 4 graduate hours

Cross listed with BIOE482


1. Components, building blocks of tissues

2. Bone

3. Cartilage

4. Ligament and tendon

5. Skeletal muscle

6. Open lectures based on class interest


ME: MechSE or technical elective.

EM: Possible secondary field, with approval.

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