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The Physics of a Hopping Hoop

March 15, 2023

Have you heard of the hopping hoop? This problem has interested the minds of researchers and engineers for the last half-century. Let’s see how modeling can provide insight into this age-old case.

The Intriguing Stresses in Pipe Bends

January 31, 2023

Explore beam theory, the classical beam equations, and the various features in COMSOL Multiphysics for analyzing complex piping systems.

New Functionality for Buckling Analysis in COMSOL Multiphysics®

January 13, 2023

COMSOL Multiphysics® version 6.1 introduces functionality for handling a combination of fixed and varying loads in a buckling analysis. Get the details here.

Simulating the Pharmaceutical Tableting Process

August 12, 2022

Powder compaction is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry due to its high flexibility and control over quality. Here, we explore this process with the Capped Drucker-Prager model.

How to Evaluate Stresses in COMSOL Multiphysics®

May 5, 2022

Get a comprehensive introduction to evaluating various stress quantities in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Computing and Visualizing Satellite Orbits in COMSOL®

March 9, 2022

Here, we introduce a new, out-of-this-world tutorial model of a spacecraft in orbit.

Axisymmetric Solid Mechanics with a Twist

February 8, 2022

As of version 6.0, you can easily include circumferential displacements in 2D axisymmetric models using the Solid Mechanics interface. Check out one example here.

The North Pole Uses Simulation to Help Santa Take Flight

December 21, 2021

Happy holidays! Guest blogger Winter Frost returns to discuss how simulation is being used at the North Pole to help Santa take flight.

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