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Structural & Acoustics Blog Posts

Introduction to the Composite Materials Module

January 24, 2024

Explore the Composite Materials Module, an add-on to COMSOL Multiphysics® that includes specialized functionality for modeling layered composite structures.

Maximizing Eigenfrequencies with Shape and Topology Optimization

January 22, 2024

Mechanical resonance can cause fatigue problems in machines. See how to mitigate unwanted resonance with shape and topology optimization.

Full Acoustic Room Impulse Response of a Small Smart Speaker

July 7, 2023

The acoustic response of a small smart speaker can be modeled using the built-in hybrid FEM–ray coupling functionality in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. Learn more here.

Developing Better Resonators for CMOS Technology

June 30, 2023

Sub-GHz technologies are used by the billions for home automation, infrastructure monitoring, and more. This growing demand calls for optimally designed RF filters and resonators.

Stress Minimization: A Heuristic Approach for Improving Fatigue Behavior

June 5, 2023

2 models, a bracket and wheel rim, demonstrate a gradient-based optimization method that enables stress minimization to be used heuristically to improve fatigue behavior.

The Physics of a Hopping Hoop

March 15, 2023

Have you heard of the hopping hoop? This problem has interested the minds of researchers and engineers for the last half-century. Let’s see how modeling can provide insight into this age-old case.

Modeling Room Acoustics Using a Hybrid Approach

February 23, 2023

Explore a hybrid approach that combines ray-tracing and finite element methods for modeling room acoustics.

The Intriguing Stresses in Pipe Bends

January 31, 2023

Explore beam theory, the classical beam equations, and the various features in COMSOL Multiphysics for analyzing complex piping systems.