The Application Gallery features COMSOL Multiphysics tutorial and demo app files pertinent to the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. You can download ready-to-use tutorial models and demo apps with step-by-step instructions for how to create them yourself. The examples in the gallery serve as a great starting point for your own simulation work.

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Flow Past a Cylinder

The following model examines unsteady, incompressible flow past a long cylinder placed in a channel at right angle to the oncoming fluid. The cylinder is offset somewhat from the center of the flow to make the steady-state symmetrical flow unstable. The simulation time necessary for a periodic flow pattern to appear is difficult to predict. A key predictor is the Reynolds number, which is based ...

Sloshing Tank

Transport of large quantities of fluid can happen in unstable environments. A perfect example is an oil tanker on the high seas. This model uses ALE for an incompressible Navier-Stokes problem with a free surface. This models the fluid with its original mesh, but allows the mesh to deform according to the fluid’s ‘deformation’. This requires that the position of the mesh and its nodes be ...

Laser Heating of a Silicon Wafer

A silicon wafer is heated up by a laser that moves radially in and out over time. In addition, the wafer itself is rotated on its stage. The incident heat flux from the laser is modeled as a spatially distributed heat source on the surface. The transient thermal response of the wafer is shown. The peak, average, and minimum temperature during the heating process is computed, as well as the ...

Buoyancy Flow of Free Fluids

This model couples the Navier Stokes equations and the heat transfer equations to examine density driven flow of free fluids. Here the fluid is in a square cavity with a heated wall. The buoyancy force is a Boussinesq term added to the Navier-Stokes equations. The equation is nondimensionalized, so the material coefficients are set up using Rayleigh and Prandtl numbers. The parametric solver ...

Axisymmetric Transient Heat Transfer

This is a benchmark model for an axisymmetric transient thermal analysis. The temperature on the boundaries changes from 0 degrees C to 1000 degrees C at the start of the simulation. The temperature at 190 s from the anlysis is compared with a NAFEMS benchmark solution.

Conical Quantum Dot

Quantum dots are nano- or microscale devices created by confining free electrons in a 3D semiconducting matrix. Those tiny islands or droplets of confined “free electrons” (those with no potential energy) present many interesting electronic properties. They are of potential importance for applications in quantum computing, biological labeling, or lasers, to name only a few. Quantum dots can ...

Heat Transfer by Free Convection

This example describes an array of heating tubes submerged in a vessel with fluid flow entering at the bottom. This is a multiphysics model because it involves fluid dynamics coupled with heat transfer. The pressure and the velocity field are the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations, while the temperature is solved through the heat equation. In this model, the equations are coupled in both ...

Steady-State 1D Heat Transfer with Radiation

The example shows a 1D steady-state thermal analysis including radiation to a prescribed ambient temperature. The temperature field from the solution of this benchmark model is compared with a NAFEMS benchmark solution.

Stresses and Strains in a Wrench

This tutorial demonstrates how to set up a simple static structural analysis. The analysis is exemplified on a combination wrench during the application of torque on a bolt. Despite its simplicity, and the fact that very few engineers would run a structural analysis before trying to turn a bolt, the example provides an excellent example of structural analysis in COMSOL Multiphysics.

Using Meshing Sequences

COMSOL Multiphysics provides an interactive meshing environment where, with a few mouse clicks, you can easily mesh individual faces or domains. Each meshing operation is added to the meshing sequence. The final mesh is the result of building all the operations in the meshing sequence. This example demonstrates how to use the meshing sequence to create a mesh consisting of different element ...

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