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Title: Joint Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program

Biofluids Biomechanics Track
Facilities UNC-CH
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory - Department
    of Orthopaedics
  • Cell and Cytomechanics Laboratories - Department
    of Orthopaedics
  • Motion Analysis Laboratory - Human Movement
    Science Center Department of Allied Health
  • Sports Medicine Research Laboratory - Department
    of Exercise and Sport Science

Facilities NC State
  • Ergonomics Laboratory - Industrial Engineering
  • Rapid Prototyping Laboratory Industrial
  • Computer Laboratory - Mechanical and Aerospace
  • Adaptive Structures Lab - Mechanical and
    Aerospace Engineering
  • IBM p690, IBM Blade Server - High Performance and
    Grid Computing

Facilities NC State
  • Cell Mechanics Laboratory Biomedical
  • Tissue Mechanics Lab - Biomedical Engineering and
    Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Tissue Engineering Lab - Biomedical Engineering
    and College of Textiles

Track Faculty
  • UNC-CH (9 Faculty)
  • Banes, Dennis, Kusy, Lucas, Macdonald, Thompson,
    Weinhold, Yu, Zar
  • NC State (16 Faculty)
  • Abrams, Buckner, Comier, Grant, Haider,
    Harrysson, Kleinstreuer, Loboa, Lubkin, Mente,
    Mirka, Olufsen, Ramasubramanian, Roe, Seelecke,

Track Graduates
  • Since 1996 7 Students have graduated from
    UNC-CH in the biofluids/biomechanics area
  • 2 PhD
  • 5 Masters
  • No Data is available from NC State

Course Work
Track Specific Class RequirementsBiofluids/Biomec
  • Elasticity
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Experimental Methods
  • Computational Analysis

  • Elasticity
  • MAE 541 Advanced Machine Design I
  • Advanced treatment of stress analysis and
    mechanics of materials devoted to analytical
    methods of predicting the life of mechanical
    components. Development of governing differential
    equations of elasticity. Analyses of beams,
    stress concentrations, pressurized pipes,
    rotating disks and contact stresses. Usage of
    energy approach to elasticity problems also as
    well as a brief introduction to plastic failure

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • MAE 550 Foundations Of Fluid Dynamics
  • Review of basic thermodynamics pertinent to gas
    dynamics. Detailed development of general
    equations governing fluid motion in both
    differential and integral forms. Simplification
    of the equations to those for specialized flow
    regimes. Similarity parameters. Applications to
    simple problems in various flow regimes.
  • OR
  • PHYS 151 Fluid Dynamics
  • The physical properties of fluids, kinematics,
    governing equations, viscous incompressible flow,
    vorticity dynamics, boundary layers, irrotational
    incompressible flow.

  • Experimental Methods
  • MAE 517 Instrumentation in Sound and Vibration
  • A presentation of measurement techniques and
    theory and operation of transducers and
    amplifiers. Introduction to signal analysis
    techniques such as power spectral density and
  • OR
  • MAE 777 Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics
  • Principles and practices of fluid dynamic
    measurement. Application of instruments and
    measuring techniques. One, two and three
    component thermal anemometry. Differential and
    unsteady pressures, LDV, Shadowgraph, Schlieren
    and interferometer techniques. Optimization and
    choice of instrument selection. Limitations of
    data acquisition and analysis. Limited hands-on

  • Computational Analysis FEM/CFD
  • MAE 533 Finite Element Analysis I
  • Fundamental concepts of the finite element
    method for linear stress and deformation analysis
    of mechanical components. Development of truss,
    beam, frame, plane stress, plane strain,
    axisymmetric and solid elements. Isoparametric
    formulations. Introduction to structural
    dynamics. Practical modeling techniques and use
    of general-purpose codes for solving practical
    stress analysis problems.
  • OR
  • BMME 235 Finite Element Analysis
  • The underlying principles associated with the
    finite element method are presented along with
    applications. Topics to be included are the
    development of the stiffness matrix, node
    numbering schemes, potential energy and the
    Rayleigh-Ritz method, and element selection.

  • OR
  • MAE 560 Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat
  • Introduction to integration of the governing
    partial differential equations of fluid flow and
    heat transfer by numerical finite difference and
    finite volume means. Methods for parabolic,
    hyper-bolic and elliptical equations and
    application to model equations. Error analysis
    and physical considerations.

Required Courses
  • Departmental Requirements
  • Math and Statistics (9 hours)
  • Life Sciences (6 hours)
  • Department Specific (2 hours)
  • Biofluids/Biomechanics Track Specific Courses
  • Elasticity (3 hours)
  • Fluid Mechanics (3 hours)
  • Experimental Methods (3 hours)
  • Computational Analysis (3 hours)
  • Total 29 hours required courses for Masters

Additional Requirements
  • 3 hours thesis credit
  • 3 hours graduate level course (700 level NCSU or
    200 level UNC-CH)
  • Graduate Research Seminar (1 credit/semester)
  • Total Credits Required 35 hours

Other Courses - Masters
  • UNC-CH
  • BMME 102 Biomechanics
  • BMME 222 Hemodynamics
  • HMSC 291 Analysis of Human Motion
  • HMSC 290 Advanced Kinesiology and Biomechanics
  • HMSC 210 Muscle Mechanics and Electromyographic
  • ORTH 220 Advanced Orthodontic Biomechanics
  • NC State
  • BME 541 Biomechanics
  • BME/TE 467 Mechanics of Tissue and Implants
  • MAE 501 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics
  • MAE 505 Heat Transfer Theory and Applications
  • MAE 537 Mechanics of Composite Structures
  • MAE 589D Mechanics of Smart Biomaterials
  • MAE 589X Two-Phase Flow
  • CHE 551 Biochemical Engineering
  • IE 544 Occupational Biomechanics

Other Courses - PhD
  • NC State
  • CHE 779 Diffusion in Polymers
  • MAE 702 Statistical Thermodynamics
  • MAE 707 Advanced Conductive Heat Transfer
  • MAE 708 Advanced Convective Heat Transfer
  • MAE 734 Finite Element Analysis II
  • MAE 766 Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • MAE 776 Turbulence
  • CHE 715 Transport Phenomena I
  • CHE 716 Transport Phenomena II
  • IE 767 Upper Extremity Biomechanics
  • IE 768 Spine Biomechanics
  • UNC-CH
  • BMME 220 Real-Time Computer Applications II
  • PHYS 203 Classic Dynamics
  • HMSC 200 Scientific Basis of Human Motion
  • BIOL 155 Comparative Biomechanics

These lists should not be considered exhaustive
  • Students should be allowed to select classes that
    further their research objectives
  • The student's thesis committee should have the
    leeway to determine if course requirements have
    been meet by previous work
  • Appropriate life science, math, statistics, etc.
    should be allowed
  • The student and thesis committee should be free
    to tailor the students course selection based on
    the students background and needs