202.057 Mechanical properties of biological tissue
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to collagenise the basic mechanical properties to know the tissue and to be able to apply it in their own case to their own experimental studies. The mechanical properties mentioned in particular include nonlinear viscoelastic characteristics of the tissues. From the experimental side, uniaxial tests on tendons and ligaments as well as biaxial experiments on skin specimens with respect to experimental methods as well as theoretical interpretation are presented.

Subject of course

1. Classification of soft biological tissues 2. Theoretical and experimental treatment - Large deformation of anisotropic structures - Basic knowledge in Rheology - Properties of special biological tissues

Teaching methods

Diagrams of the stress-strain curve are shown in a series of examples from the literature and from our own studies outlines the characteristic areas of normal daily activity, physical activity, and possibly overuse. These areas are also associated with the successive stressing of the respective hierarchical level of the tissue structure.

In biaxial experiments, the collagenous network is rearranged according to the main load direction. This is brought to coincide with the course of the so-called "Langer's lines", in the (plastic) surgery of importance, or just not.

Mode of examination



  • Reihsner, Roland


Course dates

Mon14:00 - 17:0016.11.2020 online (LIVE)online-Vorlesung
Tue14:00 - 17:0017.11.2020 online (LIVE)online-Vorlesung
Thu14:00 - 17:0019.11.2020 online (LIVE)online-Vorlesung
Fri14:00 - 17:0020.11.2020 online (LIVE)online-Vorlesung
Mon14:00 - 17:0023.11.2020 online (LIVE)online-Vorlesung
Tue14:00 - 17:0024.11.2020 online (LIVE)online-Vorlesung
Thu14:00 - 17:0026.11.2020 online (LIVE)online-Tutorium (VO & LU)
Fri14:00 - 17:0027.11.2020 online (LIVE)online-Vorlesung & LU
Mon14:00 - 17:0030.11.2020 online (LIVE)online-Prüfung - Gruppe 1
Tue14:00 - 17:0001.12.2020 online (LIVE)online-Prüfung - Gruppe 2
Thu14:00 - 17:0003.12.2020 online (LIVE)online-Prüfung - Gruppe 3
Fri14:00 - 17:0004.12.2020 online (LIVE)online-Prüfung - Gruppe 4
Thu14:00 - 17:0010.12.2020 online (LIVE)online-Prüfung - Gruppe 5
Fri14:00 - 17:0011.12.2020 online (LIVE)online-Prüfung - Gruppe 6
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The test is done in writing, knowing only the basics, such as the basic components of the collagenous tissue, and the relationship with mechanical characteristics. Less emphasis is placed on the detection of mechanical properties through mathematical equations.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2020 00:00 11.11.2020 10:00 11.11.2020 10:00



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