All posts by Henrik Sönnerlind
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 3.
Damping in Structural Dynamics: Theory and Sources
Here’s your introduction to the theory behind damping in vibrating structures, as well as its sources, including internal losses, friction, sound emission, and more. Part 1 of 2.
How to Perform Structural Analyses Using Shock Response Spectra
Mechanical engineers: Learn how to find shock response spectra, use combination methods for eigenmodes, perform missing mass correction, and display your results with the COMSOL® software.
Finding Answers to the Tuning Fork Mystery with Simulation
If you strike a tuning fork and hold it against a tabletop, the peak frequency of the emitted sound doubles. Is there a physical explanation for this “tuning fork mystery”?
Applying and Interpreting Saint-Venant’s Principle
Saint-Venant’s principle is found in most structural engineering textbooks, but what is its exact meaning? We go over its history, definition, and relevance to mechanical analyses.
How to Analyze Eigenfrequencies That Change with Temperature
In certain scenarios, such as in the MEMS field, the eigenfrequencies of a device can change with temperature. Here’s a guide to studying temperature-dependent eigenfrequencies.
Introduction to Modeling Stress Linearization in COMSOL Multiphysics®
Your complete introduction to the theory and process for modeling stress linearization in COMSOL Multiphysics®, as well as an overview of common real-world uses for this phenomenon.
Can a Stiffness Be Negative?
Have you ever encountered an FEM formulation where the force does not monotonically increase with displacement? We discuss some examples of this behavior: negative stiffness.
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