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Multibody Dynamics Modulex

Three-Cylinder Reciprocating Engine

In this example, a dynamic analysis of a three-cylinder reciprocating engine is performed to investigate stresses generated during operation, thereby permitting identification of the critical components. Demand for high power output relative to the weight of the engine requires careful ... 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. The ... Read More

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

Vibrations in a Compound Gear Train

This model simulates vibrations in a compound gear train. Spur gears, used to model the gear train, are mounted on rigid shafts. The shafts are supported by an elastic housing at both ends. The gear mesh is assumed to be elastic with varying stiffness, which is the source of vibration. A ... Read More

Dynamics of a Cylindrical Roller Bearing

Bearings are used in machines to reduce the friction between moving parts and thereby smooth their relative motion. Rolling element bearings are one of the most widely used bearings, where rolling elements or rollers are used to support the load. These rollers can be of different shapes; ... 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

Mechanics of a Golf Swing

How well you can strike a golf ball is not only determined by your muscle strength, but more importantly it is influenced by the mechanics of golf swing. The outcome of golf stroke is basically determined by the movement of the club head just prior to the impact with the ball. In this ... 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

Lumped Loudspeaker Driver Using a Lumped Mechanical System

Example of a moving-coil loudspeaker where lumped parameters represent the behavior of the electrical and mechanical components. The Thiele-Small parameters (small-signal parameters) serve as input to the lumped model, which is represented using the Electric Circuit interface. 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