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Vibrating Membrane

The natural frequencies of a prestressed circular membrane are computed and compared with analytical solutions. Two method are used: In the first study the prestress is given explicitly, while in the second study an external load provides the prestress.

Nonlinear Magnetostrictive Transducer

Magnetostrictive transduction is used in sonars, acoustic devices, active vibration, and position control and fuel injection systems. The transducer has a steel housing enclosing a drive coil. A magnetostrictive material is placed in the core, which works as an actuator when a magnetic field is produced by passing a current through the drive coil. Magnetostrictive material exhibits free strain ...

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 external material functions are coded in C, and compiled into a shared library. By programming a wrapper function in ...

Piezoelectric Shear-Actuated Beam

The model performs a static analysis on a piezoelectric actuator based on the movement of a cantilever beam, using the Piezoelectric Devices predefined multiphysics interface. Inspired by work done by V. Piefort and A. Benjeddou, it models a sandwich beam using the shear mode of the piezoelectric material to deflect the tip.

Wave Propagation in Rock Under Blast Loads

Transient analysis of the wave propagation in rock mass caused by a short duration load on the surface. Such loads are typical during tunnel constructions and other excavations using blasting. The model shows the use of the Low-reflecting boundary conditions to truncate the computational domain to a reasonable size. The results are in very good agreement with those presented in the following ...

Large Deformation Analysis of a Beam

This example studies the deflection of a cantilever beam undergoing very large deflections. In addition, a linearized buckling analysis of the structure is also performed. The model comes from Section 5.2 of NAFEMS Background to Finite Element Analysis of Geometric Non-linearity Benchmarks.

Mixed-Mode Debonding of a Laminated Composite

Interfacial failure by delamination or debonding can be simulated with a Cohesive Zone Model (CZM). This example shows the implementation of a CZM with a bilinear traction-separation law. It is used to predict the mixed-mode softening onset and delamination propagation in a composite material.

Cylinder Roller Contact

Consider an infinitely long steel cylinder resting on a flat aluminum foundation, where both structures are elastic. The cylinder is subjected to a point load along its top. The objective of this study is to find the contact pressure distribution and the length of contact between the foundation and the cylinder. An analytical solution exists, and this model includes a comparison against the ...

Thermal Initial Stresses in a Layered Plate

The thermal stress in a layered plate is studied in this example. A plate consisting of two layers, a coating and a substrate layer is stress and strain free at 800 degrees C. The temperature of the plate is reduced to 150 degrees C and thermal stresses are induced. A third layer, the carrier layer, is added and the thermal stresses in the coating and a substrate layer are added as an initial ...

Heat Generation in a Vibrating Structure

When a structure is subjected to high frequency vibrations, a significant amount of heat can be generated due to mechanical (viscoelastic) losses in the material. A second mechanism contributing to the slow temperature rise in a vibrating structure is called thermoelastic damping, and represents the energy conversion between mechanical and thermal energy. In this example, a fully coupled ...