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The Model Gallery features COMSOL Multiphysics model files from a wide variety of application areas including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. You can download ready-to-use models and step-by-step instructions for building the model, and use these as a starting point for your own modeling work. Use the Quick Search to find models relevant to your area of expertise, and login or create a COMSOL Access account that is associated with a valid COMSOL license to download the model files.

Helicopter Swashplate Mechanism

This model illustrates the operation of a swashplate mechanism used in helicopters to translate the input of helicopter flight control into the motion of the rotor blades, and hence controls the orientation of the rotor blades. In this model, the rotor blades are modeled as either rigid bodies or flexible bodies in two different cases. All other components are assumed to be rigid bodies. Stress ...

Three-Cylinder Reciprocating Engine

In this example, a dynamic analysis of a three-cylinder reciprocating engine is performed to investigate stresses generated during operation, thereby permitting identification of the critical components. Demand for high power output relative to the weight of the engine requires careful design of its components. This model of a reciprocating engine contains a combination of rigid and flexible ...

Andrew's Squeezing Mechanism

This is a benchmark model for rigid body dynamics. This model simulates the dynamic behavior of "Andrew’s squeezing mechanism", which is force driven and requires a very small time scale. Various angles in the mechanism are compared with the results from the reference.

Four-Bar Mechanism with Assembly Defect

This is a benchmark model for flexible multibody dynamics. This model simulates the dynamic behavior of a planar four-bar mechanism when one of the joints has a defect. The out-of-plane motion in the mechanism, caused by the defect in the joint, is compared with the results from the reference.

Dynamics of a Double Pendulum

This is a tutorial model that shows how to model a hinge joint and use additional functionality including constraints, locking, spring-damper and prescribed motion. The model illustrates the nonlinear dynamics of the double pendulum. Locus of the tip of the lower arm and the phase space curve are plotted to demonstrate the chaotic behavior of a double pendulum. Many real structures can ...

Mechanical Assembly with Hinge Joint

This example illustrates how to model a barrel hinge connecting two solid objects in an assembly. In this model, the details of the connection are not the focus of the analysis, therefore, the hinge joint is modeled using a Joint feature in the Multibody Dynamics Module. The connected parts can be either rigid or flexible or a combination as shown in this model.

Modeling Gyroscopic Effect

Gyroscopes are used for measuring the orientation or maintaining the stability of airplanes, spacecraft, and submarines vehicles in general. They are also used as sensors in inertial guidance systems. This model demonstrates the modeling of a mechanical gyroscope. It analyzes the response of the spinning disc to an external torque coming on the disc due to the rotation of the frame. It is shown ...

Slider Crank Mechanism

This is a benchmark model to test the numerical algorithms in the area of multibody dynamics. This model simulates the dynamic behavior of the slider crank mechanism. This mechanism goes through singular positions during its operation. The acceleration at a point is compared with the results from the reference.

Spring Loaded Centrifugal Governor

A centrifugal governor is used to control the speed of rotating machinery. One of the most common applications is in controlling the RPM of an engine by regulating the fuel supply. This model illustrates the functioning of a spring loaded centrifugal governor. The dynamics of the governor are analyzed under the influence of a centrifugal force, spring force, and damping force. The sleeve ...

Mechanics of Golf Swing

How well you can strike a golf ball is not only determined by your muscle strength, but more importantly it is influenced by the mechanics of golf swing. The outcome of golf stroke is basically determined by the movement of the club head just prior to the impact with the ball. In this example, a multibody analysis of a golf swing is performed. Aim of the analysis is to maximize the club head ...

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