Biomechanics - Fundamentals and Modeling
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2022/3 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2022/3||WS 2013/4||SS 2013|
MW1817 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||45 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Biomechanics - Fundamentals and Modeling||Koeglmeier, L. Wall, W. Wirthl, B.||
Thu, 08:30–10:00, MW 0250
|UE||1||Biomechanics - Fundamentals and Modeling - Exercise||Koeglmeier, L. Wall, W. Wirthl, B.||
Thu, 10:15–11:00, MW 0250
Learning and Teaching Methods
• Bates, Jason. Lung Mechanics : An Inverse Modeling Approach, Cambridge University Press, 2009.
• Ethier, C. Ross, Simmons, Craig A. Introductory Biomechanics: From Cells to Organisms, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Description of exams and course work
It consists of a part of short questions and a part of calculations, which together test the understanding of particular phenomena in biomechanics and the ability to formulate suitable biomechanical models. For example, students should demonstrate that they can identify the relevant physical effects and derive from them a mathematical description of the biology that is as simple as possible and that they have mastered the concept of homogenisation of tissue properties in the field of structural mechanics and, in fluid mechanics, the essential steps for dimensional reduction of flows in the bloodstream and lungs.
Allowed tool for the exam:
Short questions part: none
Calculation part: all aids except electronic devices may be used, use of a calculator is permitted.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.