202.064 Computational Biomaterials and Biomechanics
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, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to determine from CT data, via micromechanical models, mechanical properties of biological tissue, and to generate, visualize, and analyse simple CT based FEA simulation models.

Subject of course

This course provides an introduction to the numerical simulation of biomaterials, tissue and tissue-implant systems. The focus will be on continuum, continuum micromechanics and homogenization models. Translation of medical images into geometrical models and material properties is presented, the finite element method is reviewed and specialized to biomechanical models. Practical applications in orthopaedics/tissue engineering.

Teaching methods

Lecture at the blackboard; presentation of slide collection and selected scientific papers; open discussion with the students

Mode of examination


Additional information

To find dates for the Prof. HELLMICH part, students can take part in the following survey by October 7, 2020:






Course dates

Thu09:00 - 11:0003.12.2020 online (LIVE)Vorlesung Hellmich
Fri13:00 - 15:0004.12.2020 online (LIVE)Vorlesung Hellmich
Wed14:30 - 17:0009.12.2020 online (LIVE)Vorlesung Pahr
Tue14:30 - 17:0015.12.2020 online (LIVE)Vorlesung Pahr + Übungseinführung
Fri08:30 - 12:0008.01.2021 online (LIVE)Sprechstunde / Fragestunde Pahr
Mon13:00 - 17:0025.01.2021 online (LIVE)Abschlussgespräche Teil Prof. Hellmich
Tue13:00 - 17:0026.01.2021 online (LIVE)Abschlussgespräche Teil Prof. Hellmich
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

report and oral exam at the end of the lecture

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2020 00:00 02.11.2020 23:00 18.11.2020 23:00



No lecture notes are available.