Teacher: Dr. Wei Sun

Current Courses at GT: TBD

Previous Courses at UConn: Advanced Soft Tissue Mechanics, BME6086-007, ME5895-002 (Graduate)
Description: Advanced Soft Tissue Mechanics offers special topics in nonlinear solid mechanics with applications in biological tissues. Most topics of the course will be based on two textbooks: 1) GA. Holzpafel’s “Nonlinear Solid Mechanics: A Continuum Approach for Engineering,” and 2) JD. Humphrey’s “Cardiovascular Solid Mechanics.”  The course will cover the theoretical aspects of nonlinear solid mechanics including kinematics, stress, balance principles, objectivity and hyperelastic material models. These concepts will be reinforced with applications in cardiovascular mechanics, mainly focusing on vascular aspects that involve stress analysis of normal arterial wall, vascular functions and disorders. The modern techniques pertinent to mechanical testing, computational modeling and simulation of soft tissue behaviors will be addressed in the class. Students are expected to review literature and actively participate in classroom discussion.
Semesters taught: Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011.

Course: Biomechanics, BME3600W (Undergraduate)
Description: A lecture and laboratory course that covers mechanics of bone and soft tissues. Biosolids and biofluids. Simple and combined stress and strain, torsion and flexure. Tissue strength and constitutive equations. Fatigue and fracture resistance of bone. Synovial joint mechanics, friction and wear.
Semesters taught: Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011.
Course: Tissue Mechanics, BME295-10
Description: Mechanics of soft tissues, tissue strength and constitutive equations.
Semester taught: Spring 2008.