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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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Deformation of a Thermomechanical Microvalve

Active microvalves are common components in microfluidic systems. In a thermomechanically actuated microvalve, an electric current generates movement by resistively heating the actuator structure, thereby causing mechanical stress and deformation. This example shows how you can couple the microvalve's resistivity to a temperature field, to model the deformation and valve movement. Due to the ...

Orange Battery

This tutorial example models the currents and the concentration of dissolved metal ions in a battery (corrosion cell) made from an orange and two metal nails. This type of battery is commonly used in chemistry lessons. Instead of an orange, lemons or potatoes can also be used.

Space-Dependent HI Reactor

This model deals with a reacting system comprising of an equimolar mixture of hydrogen and iodine gas which is allowed to react and form HI. Composition and temperature are allowed to vary both in space and time. This means that you have to define material balances, energy balances, and transport properties in the Reaction Engineering interface. These balances and properties are exported to ...

Galvanic Corrosion of a Magnesium Alloy in Contact with Steel

Magnesium alloys are attractive alternatives as lightweight materials in various fields of engineering. Magnesium is however relatively non-noble and may suffer considerable galvanic corrosion when being used in conjunction with other metals, for instance when mounting an Mg alloy component using steel fasteners. This model example simulates a galvanic corrosion couple consisting of a magnesium ...

Primary Creep Under Nonconstant Load

In this model example, you will study the creep behavior of material under non-constant loading. You will model the primary creep using a Norton-Bailey law and study the difference between the time hardening and the strain hardening methods available in COMSOL Multiphysics. The model is taken from NAFEMS Understanding Non-Linear Finite Analysis Through Illustrative Benchmarks. The load consist ...

Biomechanical Model of the Human Body in a Sitting Posture

The dynamic response of a human body in any vibration environment can be predicted using this biomechanical model. In the automobile industry for instance, this model can be used in ride quality simulation and designing vibration isolators such as seats. In this example, a biomechanical model of the human body is developed to evaluate the dynamic response to the vertical vibrations in a sitting ...

Electrode Growth Next to an Insulator

This example shows how to model secondary current distribution and electrode growth with a moving geometry. To avoid numerical instabilities, a seed layer is introduced in the initial geometry to obtain a right angle at the edge between the growing electrode and the insulator.

Thermal Analysis of a Bipolar Transistor

This model demonstrates how to couple the Semiconductor interface to the Heat Transfer in Solids interface. A thermal analysis is performed on the existing bipolar transistor model in the case when the device is operated in the active-forward configuration. The Semiconductor interface calculates the carrier dynamics and currents within the device and outputs a heating term due to electrical ...

Tuning Fork with Acoustics

Acoustic-Structural Interaction in a Tuning Fork This model simulates a tuning fork for tuning musical instruments which, if correctly designed, should sound the note of A, 440 Hz. First an eigenfrequency analysis is performed on this structure to ensure its fundamental frequency is exactly 440 Hz. Then the interaction between the structural vibrations in the tuning fork and the acoustic ...

Thin Layer Chronoamperometry

The common electroanalytical method of exhaustive amperometric detection in a microscopic thin layer is modelled as a 1D-symmetric diffusion problem. The simulated result agrees with the analytical Cottrell equation at short times, and deviates as expected at long times when the diffusion layer spans the thin layer cell.

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