317.526 Finite Element Methods in 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.

2021S, VU, 4.0h, 5.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the basics of finite element methods in solid mechanics and apply their knowledge an simple examples in field of bone biomechanics.


Subject of course

Overview of FE in solid-state mechanics, explanation of the theoretical basics of the FE method, introduction to the application of these methods with special consideration of the problems of biomedical engineering (e.g. stress analysis in bones, prosthetics, etc.).

Teaching methods

Lecture, homeworks, and practical examples. The entire course will be organized via TUWEL.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Zoom Link


Password: FE2021SS



Course dates

Wed12:00 - 12:4510.03.2021 (LIVE)Zoom Session 1
Wed13:00 - 14:3017.03.2021 (LIVE)Zoom Session 2
Wed13:00 - 14:3024.03.2021 (LIVE)Zoom Session 3
Wed13:00 - 15:3028.04.2021 (LIVE)Zoom Session 4
Wed13:00 - 14:3012.05.2021 (LIVE)Zoom Session 5

Examination modalities

Homework and an oral exam via Zoom.

The oral exam takes place in multiple timeslots on 26.5. and 2.6. Details and registration are available in the TUWEL course.

ATTENTION: For the oral exam you need a at least a stable internet connection, a webcam and a microphone!

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.02.2021 00:00 17.03.2021 12:00 17.03.2021 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
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


  • Biomechanics: Concepts and Computation: C.Oomens, M.Brekelmans, F.Baaijens (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010); see http://www.mate.tue.nl/biomechanicsbook
  • An Introduction to Biomechanics: J.D.Humphrey, S.L. DeLange (Springer, 2004)

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of linear algebra, numerics, mechanics is required.