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Biomechanics - Fundamentals and Modeling - Exercise
Biomechanik - Grundlagen und Modellbildung Übung

Course 0000002640 in SS 2020

General Data

Course Type exercise
Semester Weekly Hours 1 SWS
Organisational Unit Chair of Computational Mechanics (Prof. Wall)
Lecturers Wolfgang A. Wall
Barbara Wirthl
Dates Thu, 10:15–11:00, MW 0250

Assignment to Modules

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks Biomechanics is defined as the study of biological systems by means of mechanical principles. It is aimed at providing insights into the system's structure and function, predicting pathological changes, and proposing therapeutic approaches. Hence, biomechanics is the basis of modern (bio-)medical engineering. In this course, the individual steps of modeling are demonstrated based on several examples. Starting from a brief overview of the anatomy and physiology of the system under consideration (including lung, bone, cardiovascular system), the aspects which are essential for a mechanical model are defined and suitable modeling approaches are formulated. The focus of this course is on the mechanics of biological tissues (including passive and active behavior, growth, remodeling) as well as on the modeling of flow and transport phenomena in blood vessels and airways (including the comparison of 3D, 1D, and 0D models).
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Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

SemesterTitleLecturersDates
SS 2021 Biomechanics - Fundamentals and Modeling - Exercise Wall, W. Wirthl, B.
SS 2019 Biomechanics - Fundamentals and Modeling - Exercise Wall, W. Wirthl, B. Thu, 10:15–11:00, MW 0250
and singular or moved dates
SS 2018 Biomechanics - Fundamentals and Modeling - Exercise Thu, 10:15–11:00, MW 0250
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