202.649 Multiscale Material Modeling
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, 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 describe stress and strain in continuum micromechanics, to explain Eshelby‘s inclusion problem as well as to summarise the impacts of micromechanical effects on different scales. Furthermore they can summarise the relation between the theory of multiscale material modeling and practical problems in construction and biomedical engineering.

Subject of course

  • Basis of continuum micromechanics - representation volume element - stress and strain averages rules
  • concentration problem - Eshelby's matrix-inclusion problem
  • Mori-Tanaka and self-consistent schemes
  • higher-order averages-upscaling of strength
  • influence tensor concept multiscale poro-mechanics and thermo-mechanics
  • upscaling of transport properties
  • applications in civil and biomedical engineering

Teaching methods

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

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information


With reference to the COVID-19 University and Higher Education Ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures at the Vienna University of Technology has put COVID-19 remote examination regulations into effect on April 29, 2020. Until further notice, the distance examination regulations replace the face-to-face examination regulations that were valid before.

See also: https://www.imws.tuwien.ac.at/lehre/pruefungen/pruefungsordnung



The courses take place online with the help of the Zoom video conference system. The exchange of information between lecturers and students also takes place via the TUWEL course of the course. Electronic documents are also made available via the TUWEL course.

Presentation of slide collection and selected scientific articles; open online discussion with students.


Examination mode & assessment scheme for the online exam:

Written assignment and online oral exam at the end of the semester



Course dates

Tue15:00 - 16:3013.04.2021 online (LIVE)online-Vorlesung
Thu16:00 - 17:3015.04.2021 online (LIVE)online-Vorlesung
Tue15:00 - 16:3020.04.2021 online (LIVE)online-Vorlesung
Tue16:00 - 17:3027.04.2021 online (LIVE)online-Vorlesung
Tue15:00 - 16:3004.05.2021 online (LIVE)online-Vorlesung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

written assignment and online oral exam at the end of the semester

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
12.02.2021 00:00 28.03.2021 00:00 28.03.2021 00:00



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

advanced knowledge in applied mathematics and mechanics advisable