IAM - Werkstoff- und Biomechanik

Biomechanics: Design in Nature and Inspired by Nature


* mechanics and growth laws of trees
* failure criteria and safety factors
* computer simulation of adaptive growth
* notches and damage case studies
* optimization inspired by nature
* structural shape optimization without computers
* universal shapes of nature
* fibre reinforces materials
* failure of trees, hillsides, dikes, walls and pipes

The students know and understand mechanical optimization schemes which are realized in nature. The students can analyze the derived thinking tools and can apply them for simple technical cases.

regular attendance: 30 hours
self-study: 90 hours

Language of instructionDeutsch
Organisational issues

06.10.2020: Biomechanik ist im WS 20/21 bereits voll belegt, weitere Anmeldungen sind nicht möglich.

October 6th, 2020: Biomechanics is already fully booked in WS 20/21; further registrations are not possible.