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.

2023W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


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

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






Course dates

Wed14:00 - 17:0008.11.2023GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Lecture Prof. Pahr
Wed14:00 - 17:0022.11.2023GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Lecture Prof. Pahr
Fri09:00 - 12:0015.12.2023Hörsaal 6 - RPL VU - Prof. Hellmich
Mon09:00 - 12:0018.12.2023HS 14A Günther Feuerstein VU - Prof. Hellmich
Wed14:00 - 16:0010.01.2024GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Question hour Prof. Pahr
Wed13:00 - 16:0024.01.2024GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Exam Prof. Pahr
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

report and oral exam at the end of the lecture

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
21.09.2023 08:00 30.10.2023 23:00 30.10.2023 23:00



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