Yuan-Cheng Bert Fung
(born 1919) is a modern scientist, regarded as a founding figure of bioengineering
and the "Founder of Modern Biomechanics
He was born in Jiangsu
in 1919. He earned a Bachelor's degree in 1941 and a Master's degree in 1943 from the National Central University
of China, and earned a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology
in the United States
in 1948. He is a professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego
He is the author of numerous books including Foundations of Solid Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics, and a series of books on Biomechanics.
He is also one of the principal founders of the Journal of Biomechanics.
He is well known for Fung's Law.
Fung's law in 1-D is written:
Fung's famous exponential strain energy function (in 3-D) is
ρw = c exp(Q), Q is a quadratic form of strains.
He was a past chair of the ASME International Applied Mechanics Division, and was the 1991 recipient of the Timoshenko Medal.