AREN 202: Physical and Engineering Properties of Biological Materials


Physical characteristics: Shape, size, weight, volume, surface area, density, porosity, color, appearance, drag coefficient, center of gravity. Mechanical properties: Hardness, compressive strength, tensile strength impact resistance, compressibility, shear resistance, sliding coefficient of friction, static coefficient of friction, coefficient of expansion, plasticity, bending strength, aerodynamic properties, hydrodynamic properties. Thermal properties: Specific heat, thermal capacity, thermal conductivity, surface conductance, absorptance, emittance, transmittance. Electrical properties: Conductance, resistance, capacitance, dielectric properties, electromagnetic properties. Optical properties: Light transmittance, light reflectance, light reflectance, light absorptance, color.