Soft Tissue Mechanics


This course employs and applys computational techniques to investigate and analyze the behavior of soft tissue mechanics. It is structured around classical topicsin mechanics of materials and their application to the study of the properties of biological tissues. It will discuss the mechanical behavior of soft tissues (e.g., anisotropy, viscoelasticity) with emphasis on the role of their microstructure. In particular, it will introduce students to the tissue microstructure and ingredients, tensor calculations, kinematics, balance laws, elasticity, viscoelasticity, and poroelasticity.