202.019 Engineering Biochemoporomechanics
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, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to assign complex problems in civil engineering and other engineering disciplines, to modern scientific methods which allow an interdisciplinary merger of mechanics with both chemistry and biology.

Subject of course

Recent challenges for civil engineers require interdisciplinary approaches and the combination of scientific fields which are normally dealt with seperately. For numerous civil engineering applications (hydration of concrete in massive structures, e.g. bridges and dams; shotcrete for tunneling (New Austrian Tunneling Method), behavior of concrete under chemical attacks, e.g. in bridges, dams, or nuclear waste disposals), the consistent integration of physical chemistry and applied mechanics has turned out to be extremely useful in recent years. The lecture covers latest scientific accomplishments in the field of chemoporomechanics, a discipline established some years ago on the basis of thermodynamics of reactive porous media. However, the richness of the respective theories allows generation of knowledge in fields commonly regarded to lie far beyond civil engineering: Also biology can be integrated as a third field into the general approach. As an example, for intriguing new challenges for civil engineers, an investigation of the microstructure and the nanostructure of mineralized tissues will be presented at the end of the course. The most promising field of application in this area is probably the treatment of bone diseases like osteoporosis.

Teaching methods

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

Mode of examination


Additional information

Die Lehrveranstaltungen finden nach Möglichkeit im Präsenzmodus geblockt statt.

At the beginning of the semester, there is a termino survey where students can select dates.

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Subsequently, 5 lecture units will be published in TISS.


Die Lehrveranstaltung wird nach Möglichkeit im Präsenzmodus geblockt abgewickelt. Die Vorträge finden im Hörsaal unter den geltenden Sicherheitsmaßnahmen der TU Wien, siehe https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/corona statt.

Um ab dem Semesterstart Zugang zum TUWEL-Kurs zu bekommen, ist eine unverbindliche elektronische Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung „202.019 Engineering biochemoporomechanics" im TISS erforderlich.



Course dates

Mon11:00 - 13:0013.11.2023Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesung
Tue09:00 - 11:0014.11.2023HS 18 Czuber - MB Vorlesung
Fri10:00 - 12:0017.11.2023HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Vorlesung
Mon13:00 - 15:0020.11.2023HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Vorlesung
Tue13:00 - 15:0021.11.2023Hörsaal 15 Vorlesung
Tue10:00 - 12:0009.01.2024Seminarraum AA 02 – 1 Vorlesung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

written homework

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.08.2023 08:00 06.11.2023 09:00 06.11.2023 09:00



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Profound knowlegde of mechanics, basic knowledge of chemistry and biology.