Structural Mechanics

Date & Location

City: Burlington, MA
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Date: August 14, 2014
Location: COMSOL, Inc.
1 New England Executive Park
Burlington, MA 01803


This course covers the structural mechanics modeling functionality in COMSOL Multiphysics. We will use a combination of technical lecture, guided hands-on and self-paced hands-on examples to cover topics such as static, transient and frequency response analysis in linear elastic structures. We will discuss instability analysis such as buckling and postbuckling and present approximate modeling techniques using shell, beam and truss. We will then delve into nonlinear structural mechanics to address topics such as geometric nonlinearity for modeling large deformation and rotation, nonlinear material behavior and analysis of contact and friction between surfaces.

Content Overview

  • Linear elastic analysis: static, transient, modal and frequency response
  • Thermal expansion
  • Structural shells, beams and trusses
  • Linear buckling and postbuckling
  • Geometric nonlinearity and large deformation
  • Nonlinear material models including plastic, hyperelastic, viscoelastic, creep and viscoplastic materials
  • Contact and friction between structural surfaces

Suggested Background

This course assumes a mechanical engineering background and familiarity the concepts of structural mechanics. We strongly recommend that those new to COMSOL Multiphysics take the COMSOL Multiphysics Intensive Training course prior to attending this class.

Course Hours

The hours for all COMSOL courses are from 9:00am to 5:00pm; please plan to check in between 8:30am and 9:00am. Lunch and refreshments during the morning and afternoon breaks are included.

Pricing & Payment Methods

The price for this one-day course is $695.00 per person. Academic discounts are available upon request. A discounted group rate of $1,695 is offered for three attendees from the same institution registering for this course. This discount may not be combined with any other offer.

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1 New England Executive Park
Burlington, MA 01803

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Please note that your seat in the course can not be confirmed until payment or a formal purchase order have been received.

Instructor-led training tuition is fully refundable if we receive written notification (via mail or e-mail) of cancellation on or before seven business days prior to the class. Cancellations made less than seven business days prior to class will be charged 25 percent of the course tuition fee. If you fail to show up to class without written notice, you will be charged the full tuition. You may send a substitute in your place to avoid a fee.

If a training course cannot take place as scheduled due to circumstances beyond COMSOL's control, we will issue a full refund for the amount that you have already paid.