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Mechanical & Materials Engineering

MECH829

MECH829 : Tissue Mechanics

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Prof. J.T. BryantRoom 200, McLaughlin Hallbryant@me.queensu.ca(613) 533 2564

Course Description

Methods of characterizing biological tissues for the Mechanical Engineer with no previous biology background. Histology of ligament, tendon, cartilage and bone. Viscoelasticity and classical elasticity. Current models of ligament and tendon (Fung's quasi-linear model). Linear anisotropic elastic model for bone and cartilage. Theories for strength and failure mechanisms. Three term-hours, lectures. J.T. Bryant

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