Assembly with a Hinge

Application ID: 10569

In mechanical assemblies, parts are sometimes connected so that they are free to move relative to each other in one or more degrees of freedom. Examples of such connections are ball joints, hinges, and different types of bearings. If the details of the connection are not the subjects of the analysis, it is often possible to model the connection using the Rigid Connector feature in COMSOL Multiphysics. This example illustrates how to model a barrel hinge connecting two solid objects in an assembly.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: