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Mechanical Blog Posts

Analyzing the Sound Pressure Level of Headphones on Ears

December 19, 2019

Designing headphones presents a unique challenge: Unlike with loudspeakers, you can’t measure the sensitivity using a free-field setup due to the speaker’s closeness to the ear.

Modeling of NDT Methods Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

December 17, 2019

Active thermography, active ultrasonic, guided waves, acoustic emissions, and eddy current testing: 5 examples of how nondestructive testing (NDT) methods can benefit from multiphysics modeling.

Introducing the Metal Processing Module

December 9, 2019

The Metal Processing Module includes 2 interfaces for analyzing diffusive and displacive metallurgical phase transformations: Metal Phase Transformation and Austenite Decomposition.

How to Automate the Setup of Your Multibody System Models

December 5, 2019

The Automated Model Setup functionality includes 2 features that will speed up your modeling process for multibody systems: Create Rigid Domains and Create Gears.

How to Use the Load Plots in Structural Analyses

December 4, 2019

You can use the load plots available in the COMSOL® software to get the best possible visualization of the loads acting on your structural mechanics models in various situations.

Evaluating Stress and Thermal Expansion in a Portal Crane

November 25, 2019

As extreme heat waves increase in frequency, it is important to consider thermal expansion when designing bridges. With COMSOL Multiphysics®, you can.

Heat Transfer in Biological Tissue with Thermal Damage Analysis

November 21, 2019

Hepatic tumor ablation using radiofrequency heating, microwave coagulation therapy, and other cancer treatments can be studied by modeling the electromagnetic heating of biological tissues.

Integration of Geological Structures into Regional-Scale Groundwater Models

November 19, 2019

To study the dynamics of hydraulic processes at different scales, geotechnical researchers need to be able to integrate complex geological structures into their hydrogeological models.