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Blog Posts Tagged Structural Mechanics Module

How to Implement Elastoplasticity in a Model Using External Materials

November 2, 2017

Sometimes the mechanical behavior of a material is not readily expressed in terms of a built-in model. In these cases, you can use external materials. Learn how with an elastoplasticity example.

What Is the Physics Behind a Counterweight Trebuchet?

October 11, 2017

A counterweight trebuchet, a siege weapon commonly seen in movies set in the Middle Ages and fantasy worlds, also happen to be an interesting multibody dynamics problem.

Analyzing a Unique Poroelastic Metamaterial with Simulation

August 7, 2017

This blog post combines the subjects of 3D printing and metamaterials, featuring a group that used simulation-based research to analyze a unique poroelastic metamaterial.

How to Model Generalized Plane Strain with COMSOL Multiphysics®

July 26, 2017

Learn how to use the generalized plane strain formulation in COMSOL Multiphysics® in order to model elongated structures that are free to extend in the out-of-plane direction.

How to Perform Various Rotor Analyses in the COMSOL® Software

July 12, 2017

Check out all of the different types of rotor analyses you can perform using the specialized features in the Rotordynamics Module, an add-on to COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Simulating Powder Compaction with Porous Plasticity Models

June 12, 2017

Powder compaction is an important and popular technique in many manufacturing industries. You can use porous plasticity models to analyze and improve the powder compaction process.

Studying Stress in Threaded Pipe Fitting Designs from CAD Assemblies

May 30, 2017

Threaded pipes are durable, reliable, and resistant to damage from heat and stress. You can combine a CAD assembly of a threaded pipe with a COMSOL Multiphysics® analysis to study its design.

Analyzing Critical Speeds with the Rotor Bearing System Simulator

May 25, 2017

The critical speed of a rotor is the speed at which the amplitude of the vibration in the system could potentially cause failure. Analyze critical speeds in rotor designs with an application.