Multiscale Methods in Computational Mechanics

Multiscale Methods in Computational Mechanics


  • Fundamental concepts of mathematical modelling of physical phenomena and materials over disparate time and length scales
  • Applications of multiscale modeling and simulation in mechanics for material modeling and development, composites, metamaterials and lattice structures
  • Fundamentals of continuum mechanics modeling and finite element analysis
  • Methods for coupling of micro and macro scales
  • Analytical and numerical homogenization methods based on unit cells / representative volume elements
  • Sequential and concurrent multi-scale finite element methods (domain decomposition/multigrid, homogenized constitutive models, FE2)
  • Linear and nonlinear multi-scale FEM for elastic two-scale problems.


Lecture name Multiscale Methods in Computational Mechanics
Module no. 16-19-3134
Term Summer
Lecturer Prof. Dr. rer. nat. O. Weeger
Responsible assistant M.Sc. Iman Valizadeh
Credit points 4
Contact hours Lecture: 2 SWS
Recitation: 1 SWS
Lecture dates Tue, 12:15-14:00
Thu, 15:30-17:45
Room S4|10 214
Start of lectures Thu, 18 April 2019
Examination Oral examination
Next examination date see TUCaN
Further information and
lecture notes
see TUCaN
and Moodle

Usability of this module

  • Master in Mechanical Engineering (MPE Electives Area II, PST Electives Area III)
  • Master in Computational Engineering (Electives Areas II & III)
  • Master in Mechanics (Electives Area C)

Notes about the format

  • The course is organized with a workload of 2 SWS of lecture and 1 SWS of tutorial per week.
  • The tutorials will be integrated into the course of lecture, thus there are no separate tutorial dates.
  • The course will be held in a block structure with two lecture dates per week during the periods from April 18 to May 9 (block 1) and from June 11 to July 18 (block 2) – There will be no lecture dates in the weeks from May 13 to June 6!