202.058 Experimental determination of the mechanical properties of biological tissues
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, LU, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: LU Laboratory Exercise

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

Determination of the mechanical parameters of soft 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




Course dates

Wed11:30 - 12:0009.10.2019Seminarraum 202 preliminary discussion
Tue12:00 - 14:0010.12.2019Seminar room 2 Übung
Wed12:00 - 14:0011.12.2019Seminar room 2 Übung
Thu09:00 - 11:0012.12.2019Seminar room 2 Übung
Fri16:00 - 18:0013.12.2019Seminar room 2 Prüfung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Duty to attend during the entire course

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
07.10.2019 00:00 29.11.2019 23:59 29.11.2019 23:59



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