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.

2020S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
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Course evaluation


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

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




Course dates

Mon09:00 - 09:3009.03.2020Seminarraum 202 preliminary discussion
Mon14:00 - 15:3020.04.2020 Streaming without room reservationStreaming
Fri13:00 - 15:3024.04.2020 Streaming without room reservationStreaming
Mon13:00 - 15:3027.04.2020 Streaming without room reservationStreaming
Mon16:00 - 17:3004.05.2020 Streaming without room reservationStreaming
Mon14:00 - 15:3011.05.2020 Streaming without room reservationStreaming
Tue18:00 - 19:3019.05.2020 Streaming without room reservationStreaming
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

written homework

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.02.2020 00:00 29.03.2020 00:00 29.03.2020 00:00



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

advanced knowledge in applied mathematics and mechanics advisable