Benjamin Wheatley

Benjamin Wheatley

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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Educational Background

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

Research Interests

  • musculoskeletal biomechanics
  • computational biomechanics
  • soft tissue structure-function mechanisms
  • finite element analysis


  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Nonlinear solid mechanics

Selected Publications

Wheatley, B.B. (2020). Investigating Passive Muscle Mechanics with Biaxial Stretch. Frontiers in Physiology. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.01021

Grega, K.L., Segall, R.S., Vaidya, A.J., Fu, C., & Wheatley, B.B. (2020). Anisotropic and Viscoelastic Tensile Mechanical Properties of Aponeurosis: Experimentation, Modeling, and Tissue Microstructure. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 110, 103889. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.103889

Wheatley, B.B., Odegard, G.M., Kaufman, K.R., & Haut Donahue, T.L. (2018). Modeling Skeletal Muscle Stress and Intramuscular Pressure: A Whole Muscle Active-Passive Approach. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 140(8), 081006. doi: 10.1115/1.4040318

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


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