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Viscoelastic Structural Damper - Transient Analysis

Damping elements involving layers of viscoelastic materials are often used for reduction of seismic and wind induced vibrations in buildings and other tall structures. The common feature is that the frequency of the forced vibrations is low. This application studies a forced response of a typical viscoelastic damper. The analysis involves two cases: a frequency response analysis and a time ...

Generation of Random Surfaces

These examples demonstrate how to generate randomized geometric surfaces. The {:comsolmph} software provides a powerful set of built-in functions and operators, such as functions for uniform and Gaussian random distributions and a very useful sum operator. In the blog post associated with these files, "[How to Generate Random Surfaces in COMSOL Multiphysics](/blogs/how-to-generate-random ...

Peristaltic Pump

In a peristaltic pump, rotating rollers squeeze a flexible tube. As the rollers move along the tube, the fluid in the tube follows the motion. The main advantage of the peristaltic pump is that no seals, valves or other internal parts ever touch the fluid. Due to their cleanliness, peristaltic pumps have found many applications in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biomedical and food industries. ...

Thermal Expansion in a MEMS Device

This model analyzes the thermal expansion in a MEMS device, such as a microgyroscope, where thermal expansion should be minimized. The device is made from the copper-beryllium alloy UNS C17500 and uses temperature-dependent material properties from the Material Library. The purpose of this model is to exemplify the use of the Material Library in COMSOL Multiphysics. This library contains more ...

Modeling Stress Dependent Elasticity

This example shows how to implement a stress dependent material model. The Young's modulus changes based on the stress value.

Prestressed Bolts in a Tube Connection

A tube connection consisting of a flange with eight prestressed bolts is subjected to a set of loads made up of an internal pressure, axial force, and external bending moment. The model domain consists of 1/4 of the full geometry, since there are two planes of symmetry. The study consists of two steps: prestressing the bolts and studying how the stress state in the tube and the bolts varies ...

Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of a Surface-Mounted Resistor

The drive for miniaturizing electronic devices has resulted in today’s extensive use of surface-mount electronic components. An important aspect in electronics design and the choice of materials is a product’s durability and lifetime. For surface-mount resistors and other components producing heat it is a well-known problem that temperature cycling can lead to cracks propagating through the ...

Eigenfrequency Analysis of a Free Cylinder

This model calculates the eigenfrequencies and mode shapes of an unconstrained cylinder in axisymmetry. The model is taken from NAFEMS Free Vibration Benchmarks. The eigenfrequencies are compared with the values given in the benchmark report.

Connecting Shells and Solids

This tutorial model shows how to model a structure using both shells and solids, and how to create the transition between the two modeling domains. Results are compared between the shell solution and the full 3D solution, and the effects of the transition are highlighted.

Transient Rolling Contact

This conceptual example shows how to handle a transient contact problem with stick-slip friction transition. A soft hollow pipe subjected to a gravity load is released at the top of a halfpipe. The pipe motion varies between sliding and rolling, depending on its position in the halfpipe and its velocity. The cross section of the pipe is also ovalized due to the contact and inertial forces. An ...