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Prestressed Bolts in a Tube Connection

A tube connection consisting of a flange with four pre-stressed bolts is subjected to tensile forces. Two contact regions are modeled: one between the bottom surface of the flange and the top surface of an additional fixed solid, and the other between the washer under the bolt head and the flange. In order to compute the influence of the tensile force on the stress level in the bolt, a ...

Thermal Expansion in a MEMS Device

This model analyzes the thermal expansion in a MEMS device, such as a microgyroscope, where thermal expansion should be minimized. The device is made from the copper-beryllium alloy UNS C17500 and uses temperature-dependent material properties from the Material Library. The purpose of this model is to exemplify the use of the Material Library in COMSOL Multiphysics. This library contains more ...

Surface Resistor: Thermo-Mechanical Analysis

The drive for miniaturizing electronic devices has resulted in today’s extensive use of surface-mount electronic components. An important aspect in electronics design and the choice of materials is a product’s durability and lifetime. For surface-mount resistors and other components producing heat it is a well-known problem that temperature cycling can lead to cracks propagating through the ...

Viscoelastic Material Model

Viscoelastic materials have a time-dependent response, even if the loading is constant. Many polymers and biological tissues exhibit such a behavior. Linear viscoelasticity is a commonly used approximation, where the stress depends linearly on the strain and its time derivatives. For many materials, the viscoelastic properties have a strong dependence on the temperature. A common assumption is ...

Contact Analysis of a Snap Hook Using a Penalty Formulation

Several numerical algorithms exist to tackle structural contact problems. The one used in COMSOL Multiphysics is based on the so-called Augmented-Lagrangian method. An alternative approach presented in this example model is called the penalty method. It is based on the penalty factor formulation related to the penetration of the solid parts in contact. In certain cases, this approach can ...

Eigenfrequency Analysis of a Free Cylinder

This model calculates the eigenfrequencies and mode shapes of an unconstrained cylinder in axisymmetry. The model is taken from NAFEMS Free Vibration Benchmarks. The eigenfrequencies are compared with the values given in the benchmark report.

Rotordynamics: Eigenfrequencies of a Rotating Blade

High rotational speed in rotating machineries can result in centrifugal forces of considerable magnitude. The forces induced by the rotation give rise to two counteracting effects: stress-stiffening and spin-softening (or centrifugal softening). The former is caused by the stationary stress field created by the centrifugal force and acts to increase the stiffness of the body, and so increase its ...

3D Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation of an Obstacle in a Fluid Channel

In this model, fluid is flowing through a channel containing a flexible obstacle. Due to the viscous and pressure forces asserted by the fluid, the obstacle bends. With the obstacle undergoing a large deformation, the fluid flow domain also changes considerably. COMSOL Multiphysics takes these changes into account by computing the flow field on a moving mesh attached to the obstacle. In this ...

Linear Magnetostrictive Transducer

This tutorial shows a 3D model of a magnetostrictive transducer. The magnetostrictive core is made of Terfenol-D. The material behavior is assumed to be linear but magnetomechanically coupled. The core is surrounded by a coil. The transducer housing is made of a ferromagnetic material. The model is solved on a one-quarter symmetric geometry. The static model is solved for different values of ...

Vibrations of an Impeller

This tutorial model demonstrates the use of dynamic cyclic symmetry with postprocessing on the full geometry. A 3D impeller with eight identical blades can be divided into eight sectors of symmetry. The model computes the fundamental frequencies for the full impeller geometry and compares them to the values computed for a single sector with the Floquet periodicity boundary conditions applied on ...

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