Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Biosolid Mechanics

Biosolid Mechanics seeks to apply the principles of mechanics to the understanding and description of biological systems.

To enable students to pursue a graduate program with an emphasis in biomechanics, there are a number of formal courses and ongoing research projects, including formal courses in the traditional areas of solid mechanics and specialized courses in biomechanics.

Ongoing research projects exist in the modeling and simulation of human movements, orthopedic biomechanics with emphasis on muscles and joints of the lower limbs, muscle mechanics, spine biomechanics, finite element formulations of hard and soft tissue. In addition, sport biomechanics considers alpine skiing, bobsledding, cycling, Nordic ski jumping, and throwing and jumping events in track and field. Extensive laboratory facilities support the various programs.

Faculty

Hess, Ron http://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/hess
  rahess@ucdavis.edu
   
Hubbard, Mont http://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/hubbard
  mhubbard@ucdavis.edu
   
Hull, Maury L. http://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/hull
  mlhull@ucdavis.edu
   
Ravani, Bahram http://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ravani
  bravani@ucdavis.edu
   
Sarigul-Klijn, Nesrin http://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/sarigul
  nsarigulklijn@ucdavis.edu
   
Wexler, Anthony http://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/wexler
  aswexler@ucdavis.edu
   

Centers and Labs

Biomechanical Engineering in Sports Laboratory 
Orthopedics Biomechanics Laboratory 
Sports Biomechanics Laboratory

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