E317-03: Research Area of Computational Biomechanics


Computational biomechanics puts science & biomedical engineering at the service of human health. Computer-based research in the fields prevention, treatment and aftercare of musculoskeletal disorders is our primary focus.We consider ourseleves as a connecting element between research institutions, clinics and companies. Our research should lead to medical innovations and help people.

Research Fields

The division biomechanics focuses on basic- as well as clinically-guided application-oriented research on the human musculoskeletal system. Current research topics are:

  • Image-based diagnostic and treatment methods of ​​bone diseases and injuries
  • Computational bone biomechanics from the micro to the  macro level
  • Fast and scalable non-linear micro FE  solver for 3D medical images
  • “OpenBone”: web-based bone database and analysis methods

Competences & Available Methods

The group of professor Pahr runs a high-performance computer lab at the TU-Wien and biomechanical laboratory at the Karl Landsteiner Private University in Krems (BMLab). Typical investigation methods are:

  • Bone and tissue biomechanics
  • Static and dynamic material and structure characterization
  • Medical imaging and image processing (microCT, QCT, XR, DXA)
  • CAD Design and CNC Manufacturing
  • Computer modeling and simulation (OpenSim, Abaqus, Hyperworks)
  • 3D printing of plastic, ceramic, silicone
  • Micro CT metrology and analytics
  • Software development with C ++, Python, VTK, ITK


Assoc. Prof. Dieter PAHR

Head of Computational Biomechanics