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Nonlinear Structural Materials Modulex

Hyperelastic Seal

In this model you study the force-deflection relation of a car door seal made from a soft rubber material. The model uses a hyperelastic material model together with formulations that can account for the large deformations and contact conditions. Read More

Impact Analysis of a Golf Ball

In this example, the mechanical impact of a golf club hitting a golf ball is studied. The contact between the two parts is modeled using a viscous penalty formulation to stabilize the dynamic event. To properly model the large deformation, the golf ball is defined using a hyperelastic ... Read More

Water Balloon Inflation

The process of filling a water balloon is a vivid example for the interaction of fluid pressure and a nonlinear structural material. This model demonstrates how straightforward a FSI simulation model is set up in COMSOL. Read More

Brittle Fracture of a Holed Plate

In this example, the brittle fracture of a holed plate with a notch is modeled using a phase-field damage model. The geometry of the plate is set up so that a mixed-mode fracture is induced, with dimensions and material properties taken from experimental data. The example shows how to ... Read More

Shape Memory Alloy Self-Expanding Stent

Stents are used in biomedical applications to support the inner wall of veins and arteries. Self-expanding stents made of shape memory alloys work differently from balloon-inflated stents, as these stents are crimped to the artery diameter at low temperature then released while the blood ... Read More

External Material Examples, Structural Mechanics

A new way to specify user-defined material models is included in COMSOL Multiphysics version 5.2. For structural mechanics, you have the possibility to either completely define the material model in a domain, or to add an inelastic strain contribution to an elastic material. The ... Read More

Plastic Deformation During the Expansion of a Biomedical Stent

A stent is a wire-mesh tube used to open a coronary artery during angioplasty, a process for the removal or compression of plaque. Their design is of significance for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting. During this procedure, a stent is deployed into the blood vessel by ... Read More

Necking of an Elastoplastic Metal Bar

A circular metal bar of elasto-plastic material with nonlinear isotropic hardening behavior is subjected to uniaxial tension. Affected by significant stresses the bar experiences high plasticity. The phenomenon of necking is captured and its growth is accurately simulated. The change in ... Read More

Compression of an Elastoplastic Pipe

In offshore applications, it is sometimes necessary to quickly seal a pipe as part of the prevention of a blowout. This example shows a simulation, in which a circular pipe is squeezed between two flat stiff indenters. The model serves as an example of an analysis with very large plastic ... Read More

Cracking of a Notched Beam

In this example, two model for brittle damage are used to evaluate the fracture of a notched concrete beam subjected to three point bending. The results are compared with experimental data. Read More

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