Educational Background

  • B.S. in Engineering, Trinity College, 2011
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2017

Research Interests

  • Skeletal muscle function
  • Soft tissue mechanics
  • Finite element analysis
  • Constitutive and computational modeling
  • Experimental analysis of solid materials


  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis

Selected Publications

Wheatley, B. B., Fischenich, K.M., Button, K.D., Haut, R.C., & Haut Donahue, T. L. (2015). An optimized transversely isotropic, hyper-poro-viscoelastic finite element model of the meniscus to evaluate mechanical degradation following traumatic loading. Journal of Biomechanics. 48(8), 1454-1460. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.02.028

Wheatley, B. B., Pietsch, R. B., Haut Donahue, T. L., & Williams, L. N. (2016). Fully non-linear hyper-viscoelastic modeling of skeletal muscle in compression. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 19(11), 1181-1189. doi:10.1080/10255842.2015.1118468

Wheatley, B. B., Odegard, G. M., Kaufman, K. R., and Haut Donahue, T. L. (2016). How does tissue preparation affect skeletal muscle transverse isotropy? Journal of Biomechanics. 49 (13): 3056-3060. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.06.034.

Drake, A. M., Haut Donahue, T. L., Stansloski, M., Fox, K., Wheatley, B. B., & Donahue, S. W. (2016). Horn and horncore trabecular bone of bighorn sheep rams absorbs impact energy and reduces brain cavity accelerations during high impact ramming of the skull. Acta Biomaterialia. 136(11), 41-50. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2016.08.019

Wheatley, B.B., Odegard, G.M., Kaufman, K.R., Haut Donahue, T.L. (2016). A validated model of passive skeletal muscle to predict force and intramuscular pressure. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. 16(3):1011-1022. doi: 10.1007/s10237-016-0869


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