Mechanical 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.
Using the Port Boundary Condition in Acoustic Waveguide Models
By combining several Port boundary conditions, you can easily compute the transmission and insertion loss in exhaust and muffler systems. See more benefits of this feature for acoustics modeling.
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.
Calculating the Heat Transfer Coefficient for Flat and Corrugated Plates
What is the heat transfer coefficient, and how do you calculate it? This blog post includes a theoretical background and demonstration of 2 examples in COMSOL Multiphysics®.
Fine-Tuning the Design of Piezoelectric Transducers with Simulation
A variety of use cases and a variety of physics: Piezoelectric transducer designs need to account for electric currents, pressure acoustics, stress-strain, and acoustic-structure interaction.
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?
Defying Gravity with a Realistic Acoustic Levitator Model
It’s not just science fiction: Objects really can levitate. 1 way this is possible is by using sound waves to lift and suspend particles midair. Simulation can broaden the use of this technology.
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