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3620. Failure Analysis for Biomedical Application

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MSE 2001 or 2101; open only to Biomedical Engineering majors, others by instructor consent. Not open for credit to students who have passed BME 4985 when offered as Failure Analysis for Biomedical Application.

Grading Basis: Graded

Study and analysis of the causes of material and device failures as it relates to biomedical engineering. Types of material failures and failure mechanisms. Discussion of appropriate material selection, design and application as it relates to mitigating failure risk. Case studies of historical material failures in biomedical engineering.