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Blog Posts Tagged Nonlinear Structural Materials Module

The Elephants of Materials Science: SMAs Never Forget Their Shape

May 11, 2018

Learn about the history and use cases of shape memory alloys such as nitinol. You can also model the phase transformation of these unique materials in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Analyzing the Deformation of a Biomedical Stent with Simulation

February 13, 2018

By studying deformation in an arterial stent, biomedical engineers can account for unwanted effects like dogboning and foreshortening long before the device is ever implanted.

Analyzing the Mechanical Behavior of Cells for Biological Applications

January 11, 2018

Finite element modeling can be used to analyze the mechanical behavior of biological cells. Guest blogger Björn Fallqvist of Lightness by Design sheds light on this bioengineering topic.

How to Model Fluid-Structure Interaction in a Water Balloon

December 15, 2017

They’re not just for playing games in the backyard: Water balloons are also an example of fluid-structure interaction in a nonlinear elastic material. Learn how to model this effect…

Keynote Video: Modeling the Multiphysics Behavior of Nuclear Fuel

November 6, 2017

A laboratory engineer discusses using multiphysics simulation to understand the complex and challenging behavior of nuclear fuel. Watch his presentation and get a quick summary here.

How to Implement Elastoplasticity in a Model Using External Materials

November 2, 2017

Sometimes the mechanical behavior of a material is not readily expressed in terms of a built-in model. In these cases, you can use external materials. Learn how with an elastoplasticity example.

Simulating Powder Compaction with Porous Plasticity Models

June 12, 2017

Powder compaction is an important and popular technique in many manufacturing industries. You can use porous plasticity models to analyze and improve the powder compaction process.

Modeling Fatigue Failure in Elastoplastic Materials

October 28, 2016

Imagine bending a metallic paper clip back and forth until, after a few repetitions, it breaks entirely. This is one example of fatigue failure, the most common type of structural collapse. In more severe cases, such failure can lead to collapse or malfunction in structures like car exhaust pipes and aircraft jet engines. To better understand and predict fatigue failure in elastoplastic materials, we can use the COMSOL Multiphysics® software to accurately model both the materials and the fatigue process.