The Application Gallery features COMSOL Multiphysics® tutorial and demo app files pertinent to the electrical, structural, acoustics, fluid, heat, and chemical disciplines. You can use these examples as a starting point for your own simulation work by downloading the tutorial model or demo app file and its accompanying instructions.

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Structural Mechanics Modulex

Instability of a Space Arc Frame

This model illustrates the instability of a space arc frame under concentrated vertical loading. The *Beam* interface is utilized. Two different approaches are used: 1. A full incremental nonlinear analysis, where a small lateral load is applied to break the symmetry of the structure ... Read More

Instability of Two Contacting Arches

This conceptual example shows how to calculate critical points in models with contact. The model consists of two contacting arches modeled with the Shell interface. The contact problem is solved using the penalty method. The upper arch is loaded with displacement controlled edge loads ... Read More

In-Plane and Space Truss

Trusses are elements which can only sustain axial forces. You can use trusses to model truss works where the edges are straight as well structures like sagging cables. In the following example you first build and solve a simple 2D truss model using the 2D Truss interface. Later on, you ... Read More

Truss Tower Buckling

Buckling analysis is the search for the critical compressive load beyond which structures become unstable. The Truss Tower Buckling analysis application simulates the buckling of a truss tower under vertical compressive loads to provide the critical compressive load. With the app, you ... Read More

Scordelis-Lo Roof Shell Benchmark

In this example a thin curved membrane is built and solved using the Shell interface. This model is a widely used benchmark model denoted the Scordelis-Lo roof. The computed maximum z-deformation is compared with the value given in *Proposed Standard Set of Problems to Test Finite ... Read More

In-Plane Framework with Discrete Mass and Mass Moment of Inertia

In this model, you build and solve a 2D beam model using the 2D Structural Mechanics Beam interface. This model describes the eigenfrequency analysis of a simple geometry. A point mass and point mass moment of inertia are used in the model. The two first eigenfrequencies are compared ... Read More

Beam Section Calculator (using LiveLink™ for Excel®)

This application computes the beam section properties and true stress distribution in a designated steel beam section. A broad range of American and European beam standards are available. It uses LiveLink for Excel to read the beam data stored in workbook and to store the result in ... Read More

Shift into gear

This model demonstrates the ability to simulate Multibody Dynamics in COMSOL. It comprises a multilink mechanism that is used in an antique automobile as a gearshift lever. It was created out of curiosity to find out how large forces are on the individual components. The model uses ... Read More

Simulation of a Counterweight Trebuchet

In this multibody dynamics model of a simple counterweight trebuchet, a parametric sweep is used to study throwing distance as function of the sling length. For more details on performing a multibody analysis of a counterweight trebuchet, see this blog post: [What Is the Physics Behind ... Read More

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