Innovative simulation tool for bone and bone biomaterials, based on enhanced CT-data exploitation

Project Coordinator


The Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures (IMMS) at Technische Universität Wien (TUW)  

 

The Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures (IMMS) at Technische Universität Wien (TUW), the oldest technology-related university in today’s German-speaking world (established in 1815), is an academic institution, devoted to research and educational activities. About 30 people are employed in the Institute. The research work at the IMMS is characterized by a synthesis of experimental investigation andnumerical modelling of the mechanical behaviour of materials at different length scales, and by the application of the developed constitutive models to structural analysis. In recent years bioengineering materials and structures have become a major focus of the Institute, which is also associated to the Laboratory for Micro and Nanomechanics of Biological and Biomimetic Materials. The institute is well connected to national and international partners in academic research and industry. Current research relevant to the project encompasses theoretical and applied nano-to-macro mechanics of biological materials (bone, wood, skin), of other natural composites (concrete, soil, asphalt), and of structures built thereof, as well as experimental mechanics (multiaxial material tests, nanoindentation, ultrasonic tests).

 


Key Team members:

Christian Hellmich (coordinator)

Andreas Fritsch

Olaf Lahayne

 

Administrative management:

Martina Pöll

Nicola Etzelstorfer