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Mechanical Blog Posts

Which Radiation Interface Should I Use for My Heat Transfer Model?

March 4, 2021

Compared to the mechanisms of heat transfer by conduction and convection, heat transfer by radiation has unique characteristics. How should you account for radiation in your heat transfer models?

A Quiet Revolution: Analyzing Electric Motor Noise via Simulation

March 2, 2021

The sound we hear from electric-powered machines is a multiphysics phenomenon: A motor’s electromagnetic activity sends vibrations through both the machine and the surrounding air.

Analyzing HIFU Propagation Through a Tissue Phantom

February 23, 2021

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is used for surgery, cancer therapy, shock wave lithotripsy, and more. Learn about how simulation can be used to analyze this noninvasive technique.

Modeling Thermomechanical Fatigue in COMSOL Multiphysics®

February 18, 2021

You can analyze thermomechanical fatigue in COMSOL Multiphysics® using experimental data from fatigue testing and material parameters from literature. A guest blogger demonstrates…

How to Simulate a Piezoelectric Micropump

February 2, 2021

Learn how to combine piezoelectric materials with fluid-structure interaction effects, use a velocity-dependent formula, and set up disconnected mesh between the solid and fluid domains.

Modeling Acoustical Properties of Porous Media in COMSOL®

January 14, 2021

A guest blogger from the University of Sheffield introduces the Johnson–Champoux–Allard–Lafarge (JCAL) model for analyzing acoustical properties of porous media.

Modeling Parts Without Constraints in Your Structural Analyses

January 7, 2021

When building a solid mechanics model, there may be parts with prescribed loads but no constraints that can be reasonably applied. Learn different approaches and considerations for this scenario.

The North Pole Models Product Distribution Challenges for the Holidays

December 18, 2020

Today, a guest blogger from the North Pole discusses using simulation to find out if his boss will be able to fit down all of the chimneys this holiday season.

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