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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.

Large Deformation Analysis of a Beam

This example studies the deflection of a cantilever beam undergoing very large deflections. The beam is modeled using both the Solid Mechanics interface and the Beam interface. The results are compared with each other and with a benchmark solution from NAFEMS. In addition, a linear buckling analysis is performed and the critical load obtained from this study is compared with Euler's critical ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Slope Stability with Pore Water Pressure in a Dam Embankment

A slope stability analysis is performed and the Factor of safety of the dam embankment is calculated by using the Shear Strength Reduction Technique. The pore water pressure is described with Darcy’s law and the Mohr-Coulomb constitutive model is used to describe the soil behavior. At first, a 2D model (plane strain) is investigated followed by a extruded 3D model. The 2D model and the 3D model ...