TAM 498 ONL - Modeling Biological Materials

Fall 2015

Modeling Biological MaterialsONL65331ONL1 -    Iwona M Jasiuk

Course Description

This course covers:

  • Modeling of biological materials: mineralized tissues (bone, dentin, enamel, nacre), soft tissues (muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage, brain, skin, arteries and veins), natural fibers (spider silk, cotton, wool), woods (balsa, bamboo, cork), plants and other.
  • Structureproperty relations for biological materials.
  • Micromechanics models, theories of growth, regeneration, and remodeling. Biomimetic and bioinspired materials.

Credit Hours

3 or 4 hours


Undergraduate degree and undergraduate level mechanics of materials course (continuum mechanics).

Subject Area

  • Mechanical Science and Engineering