Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2020


BIOE 372 001 (CRN: 20143)


Department: Bioengineering
Instructor: Grande-Allen, K. Jane
Meeting: 9:25AM - 10:40AM TR BRC 282 (13-JAN-2020 - 24-APR-2020) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Prerequisites: BIOE 252 AND MATH 212 AND (MECH 202 OR MECH 211 OR CEVE 211)
Section Max Enrollment: 75
Section Enrolled: 56
Enrollment data as of: 30-SEP-2023 5:10AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
9:00AM - 12:00PM F TBA TBA
Description: This course introduces the fundamental principles of mechanics applied to the analysis and characterization of biological systems. Topics covered include normal and shear stresses, normal and shear strains, mechanical properties of materials, load, deformation, elasticity and elastoplastic behavior. Quantitative analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures subjected to tension, compression, torsion and bending will be covered. Additionally, aspects of blood rheology, viscoelasticity, and musculoskeletal mechanics will be addressed.