Application Gallery

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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Induction Currents from Circular Coils

A time-varying current induces a time-varying magnetic field. The magnetic field induces currents in neighboring conductors. The induced currents are called eddy currents. In this model, the phenomenon is illustrated by a time-harmonic field simulation as well as a transient analysis, where the eddy currents resulting from the source being switched on are studied. Two current-carrying coils ...

Inductance and Resistance

This is a model of a simple AC coil: a single-turn thick circular copper wire. A parametric study of current distribution, coil inductance and coil resistance is performed for different frequencies. The skin effect becomes increasingly important at the higher frequencies.

Rotating Machinery 3D Tutorial

This is a tutorial how to set up electric machinery in 3D using a combination of the magnetic fields and magnetic fields no currents interfaces.

Axial Magnetic Bearing Using Permanent Magnets

Permanent magnet bearings are used in turbo machinery, pumps, motors, generators, and flywheel energy storage systems, to mention a few application areas; contactless operation, low maintenance, and the ability to operate without lubrication are some key benefits compared to conventional mechanical bearings. This model illustrates how to calculate design parameters like magnetic forces and ...

Benchmark Electromagnetic Simulation of a Coil Using Infinite Elements

Many environments where electromagnetic phenomena are modeled are unbounded or open, meaning that the fields should extend towards infinity. The easiest approach to model such is to use infinite elements. COMSOL Multiphysics' implementation of these maps the model coordinates from the local, finite-sized domain to a stretched domain. The inner boundary of this stretched domain coincides with ...

One-Sided Magnet and Plate

Permanent magnets with a one-sided flux have many uses. The one-sided flux behavior is obtained by giving the magnet a magnetization that varies in the lateral direction. This model shows this technique to model a cylindrical one-sided permanent magnet. A special technique to model thin sheets of high permeability material was used to model a thin metal plate next to the magnet. This circumvents ...

Computing the Resistance of a Wire

Every electrical device has some resistance. That is, when a voltage difference is applied across any two terminals of the device, there will be a directly proportional current flow. This model demonstrates how to compute the resistance of a short section of copper wire. The convergence of the solution with respect to the mesh size is also studied.

Quadrupole Mass Filter

A quadrupole mass filter (QMF) is a key component of a modern mass spectrometer. A QMF uses direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) electric fields to analyze positive or negative ions by mass to charge ratio. A QMF consists of 4 parallel rods spaced equidistantly, the ratio of the rod radius to the radius of the inscribed circle is 1.148. Opposite pairs of rods are electrically ...

Tunable MEMS Capacitor

In an electrostatically tunable parallel plate capacitor, the distance between the two plates can be modified by a spring, as the applied voltage changes. For a given voltage difference between the plates, the distance of the two plates can be computed, if the characteristics of the spring are known. Knowledge of this means that the distance between the plates can be tuned via the ...

Generator in 3D

This model is a static 3D simulation of a generator having a rotor with permanent magnets. The center of the rotor consists of annealed medium carbon steel, which is a nonlinear ferromagnetic material that is saturated at high magnetic flux densities. The core is surrounded by several blocks of a permanent magnet made of samarium and cobalt, creating a strong magnetic field. The stator is made ...

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