308.119 Biomaterials
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
TUWEL

Properties

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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • understand mechanical priciples in biological materials and name examples
  • describe the composition of example biological materials
  • The students are able to understand the relations between composition and structure of biological materials and their mechanical performance.

Subject of course

  • Elements of biomaterials
  • The making of - self-assembly and growth
  • Mechanical concepts in biomaterials
  • High-performance fibers: spider silk, keratin, collagen
  • Soft tissue - skin, cartilage, glue
  • Engineering with fibers: biological composite materials
  • Bioceramics - teeth, nacre
  • Art of hierarchical design 1: bone
  • Art of hierarchical design 2: wood
  • Intelligent materials - adaptive growth
  • Biomimetic and bio-inspired materials

Teaching methods

Distance learning: ZOOM Meeting

All relevant information and access link can be found in the TUWEL course:

https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?id=28015

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

Blocked course!

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue09:00 - 12:3028.04.2020 ZOOM Meeting - link on TUWEL (e-learning course)Biomaterials lecture
Wed09:00 - 12:3029.04.2020 ZOOM Meeting - link on TUWEL (e-learning course)Biomaterials lecture
Tue09:00 - 12:3005.05.2020 ZOOM Meeting - link on TUWEL (e-learning course)Biomaterials lecture
Wed09:00 - 12:3006.05.2020 ZOOM Meeting - link on TUWEL (e-learning course)Biomaterials lecture
Wed09:30 - 12:3013.05.2020 ZOOM Meeting - link on TUWEL (e-learning course)Biomaterials lecture
Thu09:00 - 12:3014.05.2020 ZOOM Meeting - link on TUWEL (e-learning course)Biomaterials lecture
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Written, open questions, 2 times per year, end of summer semester.

If necessary, oral exams during the year, with appointment.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.02.2020 09:00 02.06.2020 12:00 02.06.2020 12:00

Registration modalities:

Via TISS!

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 434 Materials Sciences
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 453 Biomedical Engineering
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 658 Chemie und Technologie der Materialien
AM Lif e S cie nce s Austauschmodule Life Sciences

Literature

Powerpoint slides will be made available online. 

A printed and bound version is available at the Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnologie (E308).

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in physics, chemistry and biology of advantage

Language

English