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.

2019W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


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

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

Dates Lecture PAHR

fixed at the introductory lecture





Course dates

Wed10:30 - 11:0009.10.2019Seminarraum 202 preliminary discussion
Fri09:00 - 12:0013.12.2019Hörsaal 12 Vorlesung Hellmich
Thu09:00 - 12:0019.12.2019HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Vorlesung Hellmich
Tue12:30 - 18:0007.01.2020GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Pahr - Vorlesung
Fri08:30 - 12:0010.01.2020GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Übungseinführung - Pahr verpflichtend
Tue08:30 - 10:3021.01.2020GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Prof. Pahr
Mon09:00 - 17:0027.01.2020 Office Prof. Hellmich / Karlsplatz 13 / 2nd staircase/2nd floorPrüfung Teil Hellmich
Wed09:00 - 12:0012.02.2020 Büro Prof. Hellmich/Karlsplatz 13/Stiege 2/2. StockErsatztermin Prüfung 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
02.10.2019 00:00 28.10.2019 23:00 13.11.2019 23:00



No lecture notes are available.