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Structural Mechanics Blog Posts

Modeling the Differential Quenching of a Katana

June 27, 2024

In this in-depth blog post, you’ll learn how to build a model of a katana using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and simulate a differential hardening process to explore some of its features.

Modeling Tensegrity with a Floating Table

May 28, 2024

Physics or magic? At first glance, this piece of furniture looks like it is floating in midair. Let’s take a closer look and marvel at the engineering.

Preconditioning of Surface-Mount Devices for Reliability Testing

May 20, 2024

Explore how modeling and simulation can be used to analyze the thermal stress and hygroscopic swelling of a surface-mount device through the 3 preconditioning stages.

Modeling Wrinkling with COMSOL Multiphysics®

April 8, 2024

Wrinkling is important for space engineering, mechanical engineering, and bioengineering. See how to analyze the underlying mechanism of wrinkling with nonlinear structural materials modeling.

How Should I Evaluate Singular Stress Fields?

March 21, 2024

Explore the properties of singular stress fields and see some possible approaches for evaluating them in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

How to Estimate the Parameters of Nonlinear Material Models in COMSOL Multiphysics®

February 7, 2024

Learn how to estimate the parameters of nonlinear structural material models in COMSOL Multiphysics® through several model examples.

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.

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