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Parameters, Variables, & Functions Blog Posts

Accelerating Model Convergence with Symbolic Differentiation

October 29, 2020

Whenever you set up and solve a nonlinear problem in COMSOL Multiphysics, a symbolic differentiation engine is automatically used to ensure high robustness and accelerate model convergence.

Implementing a Damage Evolution Law for a Hyperelastic Material

September 8, 2020

By implementing a physically motivated damage evolution law for a hyperelastic material, you can incorporate material softening, creep, and stabilization of hysteresis curves during cycling.

Estimating Hyperelastic Material Parameters via a Lap Joint Shear Test

September 3, 2020

For rubber, polymers, and biological tissue, the relationship between stress and strain is nonlinear, even at small loads. The lap joint shear test can be used to determine material properties.

How to Use State Variables in COMSOL Multiphysics®

May 20, 2020

As of COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.5, you can use state variables to track the state of your model; affect other fields, such as material properties; and even implement hysteresis.

How to Perform a Sensitivity Analysis in COMSOL Multiphysics®

February 6, 2020

How do the parameters of your design affect its performance? Understanding this relationship is a valuable part of the design process. By performing a sensitivity analysis, you can do just that.

Defeating Giant Movie Monsters Using Mathematical Modeling

August 5, 2019

The predator-prey equation can predict how we’d fare in a monster invasion, as well as real-world biology and ecology scenarios like shark overpopulation and tumor movement.

Efficient Parameter Control and Usage in COMSOL Multiphysics®

June 4, 2019

Any model can benefit from a proper parameter list. Learn how to control and use model parameters more efficiently with features such as parameter nodes and forms.

Introduction to Numerical Integration and Gauss Points

May 1, 2019

In this comprehensive blog post, we go over the theory behind numerical integration, Gaussian quadrature, Gauss points, weak contributions, and much more.


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