Structural Mechanics

Date & Location

City: Burlington, MA
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Date: August 14, 2014
Location: COMSOL, Inc.
1 New England Executive Park
Burlington, MA 01803


This course covers the structural mechanics modeling functionality in COMSOL Multiphysics. We will use a combination of technical lecture, guided hands-on and self-paced hands-on examples to cover topics such as static, transient and frequency response analysis in linear elastic structures. We will discuss instability analysis such as buckling and postbuckling and present approximate modeling techniques using shell, beam and truss. We will then delve into nonlinear structural mechanics to address topics such as geometric nonlinearity for modeling large deformation and rotation, nonlinear material behavior and analysis of contact and friction between surfaces.

Content Overview

  • Linear elastic analysis: static, transient, modal and frequency response
  • Thermal expansion
  • Structural shells, beams and trusses
  • Linear buckling and postbuckling
  • Geometric nonlinearity and large deformation
  • Nonlinear material models including plastic, hyperelastic, viscoelastic, creep and viscoplastic materials
  • Contact and friction between structural surfaces

Suggested Background

This course assumes a mechanical engineering background and familiarity the concepts of structural mechanics. We strongly recommend that those new to COMSOL Multiphysics take the COMSOL Multiphysics Intensive Training course prior to attending this class.

Course Hours

The hours for all COMSOL courses are from 9:00am to 5:00pm; please plan to check in between 8:30am and 9:00am. Lunch and refreshments during the morning and afternoon breaks are included.

Pricing & Payment Methods

The price for this one-day course is $695.00 per person. Academic discounts are available upon request. A discounted group rate of $1,695 is offered for three attendees from the same institution registering for this course. This discount may not be combined with any other offer.

We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, company purchase order, check, wire or direct deposit. For security purposes please do not send credit card information via email. COMSOL will contact you by phone to confirm the payment information.

Please mail payments/purchase orders to:

1 New England Executive Park
Burlington, MA 01803

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ATTN: Training

Course Cancellation Policy

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Afbud skal ske skriftligt senest 7 arbejdsdage inden kursus-start. Herved vil det fulde beløb blive refunderet. Såfremt afmelding sker senere faktureres 25% af det fulde beløb. Ved udeblivelse uden skriftlig besked faktureres det fulde beløb. Hvis du er blevet forhindret i at deltage, kan du også lade en anden overtage din plads. Hvis kurset ikke gennemføres fra COMSOLs side refunderes hele beløbet.