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Multibody Dynamics Modulex

Truck Mounted Crane Analyzer

This app demonstrates the following: Using the knob form object Updating the geometry by rotating a knob Provides info if the results are above or below certain critical values Many trucks are equipped with cranes for handling loads and such cranes have a number of hydraulic ... Read More

Modeling a Radial Cam Based Valve Opening Mechanism

In this example, a spring-loaded valve-opening mechanism consisting of a rocker arm and a radial cam is studied. All of the system components are modeled as rigid and are connected through prismatic, hinge, and slot joints. The cam-follower connection as well as other joint connections ... Read More

Mechanical Precession for the Axle of a Bicycle Pedal

Mechanical precession prevents bicycle pedals from falling off. The model captures this effect using a multibody dynamics simulation together with a contact analysis. A friction coefficient is associated with the contact in order for the model to capture the effect. Read More

Four-Bar Mechanism with Assembly Defect

This is a benchmark model for flexible multibody dynamics. This model simulates the dynamic behavior of a planar four-bar mechanism when one of the joints has a defect. The out-of-plane motion in the mechanism, caused by the defect in the joint, is compared with the results from the ... Read More

Slider Crank Mechanism

This is a benchmark model to test the numerical algorithms in the area of multibody dynamics. This model simulates the dynamic behavior of the slider crank mechanism. This mechanism goes through singular positions during its operation. The acceleration at a point is compared with 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

Shift into gear

This model demonstrates the ability to simulate Multibody Dynamics in COMSOL. It comprises a multilink mechanism that is used in an antique automobile as a gearshift lever. It was created out of curiosity to find out how large forces are on the individual components. The model uses ... Read More

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