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Multibody Dynamics Modulex

Dynamics of Helical Gears

This model illustrates the dynamics of helical gears. It is built using the gears functionality in the Multibody Dynamics interface in COMSOL Multiphysics. A transient study is performed to analyze the effect of constant gear mesh stiffness, varying gear mesh stiffness, and the ... Read More

High-Cycle Fatigue of a Reciprocating Piston Engine

In a reciprocating piston engine the connecting rods transfer rotating motion into reciprocating motion. The connecting rods are constantly under high stresses and the load increases with the engine speed. A failure of one part in the engine usually results in a replacement of the whole ... Read More

Helicopter Swashplate Mechanism

This model illustrates the operation of a swashplate mechanism used in helicopters to translate the input of helicopter flight control into the motion of the rotor blades, and hence controls the orientation of the rotor blades. In this model, the rotor blades are modeled as either rigid ... Read More

Lumped Model of a Vehicle Suspension System

In this example, a lumped model of a vehicle suspension system having 11 degrees of freedom is analyzed. The _Mass_, _Spring_, and _Damper_ nodes of the _Lumped Mechanical System_ interface are used to model the wheels, including suspension system as well as the seats with a passenger. ... Read More

Lumped Model of a Human Body

Several mass–spring–damper models have been developed to study the response of a human body where mass, spring, and damper elements represent mass of different body parts, stiffness, and damping properties of various tissues. In this example, a lumped model of a human body having five ... Read More

Shaft Vibration due to Gear Rattle and Bearing Misalignment

In a gearbox, vibrations due to gear rattling and bearing misalignment are well known sources of noise. In this example, two shafts connected through a pair of gears are considered. The shafts are supported on roller bearings at their ends. Initially, the driven shaft is unloaded and the ... Read More

Optimization of a Crane Link Mechanism

In complex mechanical systems, it can be challenging to find an optimal (or even good enough) solution only through engineering insight or trial-and-error procedures. Using mathematical optimization methods can then be an efficient path to a better design. In this example, a link ... Read More

Modeling Gyroscopic Effect

Gyroscopes are used for measuring the orientation or maintaining the stability of airplanes, spacecraft, and submarines vehicles in general. They are also used as sensors in inertial guidance systems. This model demonstrates the modeling of a mechanical gyroscope. It analyzes the ... Read More

Electrodynamics of a Power Switch — Multibody Version

Electrical events, such as an overcurrent or overload, can seriously damage electrical circuits or power lines. To avoid expensive replacements of critical parts, electric switch circuit breakers can be installed. These mechanically interrupt the current flow or surge by moving a plunger ... Read More

Differential Gear Mechanism

This model simulates the mechanism of a differential gear used in cars and other wheeled vehicles. A differential allows the outer drive wheel to rotate faster than the inner drive wheel during a turn. This is necessary when a vehicle turns in order to allow the wheel that is traveling ... Read More