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Instability of a Space Arc Frame

This model illustrates the instability of a space arc frame under concentrated vertical loading. The *Beam* interface is utilized. Two different approaches are used: 1. A full incremental nonlinear analysis, where a small lateral load is applied to break the symmetry of the structure ... Read More

Oxygen Boltzmann Analysis

The Boltzmann equation can be solved to validate sets of electron impact collision cross sections. In fact, sets of collision cross sections are traditionally inferred by solving a two-term approximation to the Boltzmann equation and comparing the results to swarm experiments. This model ... Read More

Forces and Moments on Bevel Gears

This tutorial model simulates a pair of straight conical bevel gears. The gears are modeled as rigid, but one of the gears is fixed while the other is hinged on a rigid bar. The rigid bar is also hinged at a point lying on the axis of the fixed gear. A transient analysis is performed to ... Read More

Thermal Insulation on Internal Boundary

The purpose of this model is to introduce the Thermal Insulation feature available in Heat Transfer interfaces. Thermal Insulation is the default feature for external boundaries. An additional Thermal Insulation node is necessary in order to apply a thermal insulation condition to an ... Read More

Child's Law Benchmark

Space charge limited emission is a phenomenon that restricts the current of charged particles that can be released from a surface. As the electron current released by a cathode increases, so does the magnitude of the charge density in the immediate vicinity of the cathode. This ... Read More

Linear Wave Retarder

Combinations of optical devices such as polarizers and wave retarders can be used to control the intensity and polarization of transmitted radiation. In this tutorial, two linear polarizers with orthogonal transmission axes are used to reduce the intensity of a ray to zero. Then the ... Read More

Simulating a Corrugated Waveguide and Its Impedance

This example exemplifies how to model the impedance of a waveguide of varying cross sectional area. A more detailed description of the phenomenon and the modeling process can be seen in the blog post "[Computing the Impedance of a Corrugated Waveguide]( ... Read More

Isotropic Compression Test for Structured Clays

This model simulates the isotropic compression of naturally structured and artificially structured clays using the Modified Structured Cam-Clay (MSCC) material model. The aim of the example is to reproduce the compression behavior given in a benchmark for four structured clays. Read More

Pressurized Orthotropic Container — Shell Version

A thin-walled container made of rolled steel is subjected to an internal overpressure. As an effect of the manufacturing method, the out-of- plane direction has a higher yield stress than the other two directions. Hill’s orthotropic plasticity is used to model the difference in yield ... Read More

Laser Cavity with a Thin Lens

In this model, two flat end mirrors are placed at a distance and a spherical lens is inserted in the middle of the cavity. A ray is released from a point inside the cavity. Then the ray is traced for a predefined time period that is sufficiently long. Ray tracing continues until the ... Read More