Structural Mechanics & Thermal Stress Blog Posts
Evaluating the Impact of Bearing Misalignment on Rotor Vibration
Bearings are found in devices ranging from MEMS and turbines to electric motors and even ships. How we account for a bearing’s misalignment (and the resulting rotor vibration) depends on its use.
Introduction to Numerical Integration and Gauss Points
In this comprehensive blog post, we go over the theory behind numerical integration, Gaussian quadrature, Gauss points, weak contributions, and much more.
Verification Model: Postbuckling Analysis of a Spherical Cap
Think about what happens to a soda or beer can when you crush it. This phenomenon is called buckling, in which compressive stress causes sudden failure in a structure.
Modeling Heat Transfer in Thin Layers via Layered Material Technology
We answer some questions you may have about the Layered Material functionality in the COMSOL® software: What does it do? How do you update existing models? How do simulations benefit from it?
Modeling Multi-Ply Materials with Composite Materials Technology
In a follow-up to a previous blog post on paper mechanics modeling, Eric Linvill of Lightness by Design compares 3 methods of analysis for multi-ply materials such as paperboard.
Modeling Fluid-Structure Interaction in Multibody Mechanisms
To model advanced FSI scenarios, such as swimming mechanisms or airflow around a wind turbine blade, you can use the Fluid-Structure Interaction, Pair multiphysics coupling.
Evaluating the Necking of an Elastoplastic Metal Bar Benchmark Model
To determine the strength of elastoplastic materials, engineers often use uniaxial testing to analyze necking instability. This benchmark model proves that simulation is also a reliable method.
How to Model Different Types of Damping in COMSOL Multiphysics®
Structural dynamics analyses can be difficult if you have to account for damping. Get a demonstration of how to use the different numerical models for damping in COMSOL Multiphysics. Part 2 of 2.
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