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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Eigenvalue Analysis of a Crankshaft

This model describes a modal analysis of a crankshaft. The pistons’ reciprocating movement is transferred to the crankshaft through connecting rods by means of crankshaft throws. The forces, torques, and bending moments, which are highly variable both in time and space, subject the crankshaft to very high and complex loading. The crankshaft design must therefore incorporate careful and ...

The Shallow Water Equations

The Shallow Water equations are frequently used for modeling both oceanographic and atmospheric fluid flow. Models of such systems lead to the prediction of areas eventually affected by pollution, coast erosion and polar ice-cap melting. Comprehensive modeling of such phenomena using physical descriptions such as the Navier-Stokes equations can often be problematic, due to the scale of the ...

Free Tetrahedral Meshing of a Piston Geometry

This is a tutorial model that demonstrates how to use mesh parameters such as Minimum element size Resolution of curvature Resolution of narrow regions Maximum element growth rate The instructions also detail how to access the mesh statistics and how to create a mesh plot.

Spherically Symmetric Transport

This model approximates 3D spherical transport using a 1D model. Many models of industrial-transport problems allow the assumption that the problem is spherically symmetric. This assumption is of great importance because it eliminates two space coordinates to result in a 1D problem that can be computed fast with small memory requirements. The model of the transient heating of a magnetite ore ...

Shock Tube

A shock tube is a device for studying shock waves. Prior to starting an experiment, a diaphragm inside the tube blocks any flow. You increase the pressure on one side, such as with a compressor, and then start the flow by rupturing the diaphragm. The gas expands down the other half of the tube. Through optical means you can observe the flow and model the action of shocks. A pressurized tube ...

Electric Sensor

This is a model from electric impedance tomography, a method of imaging the interior permittivity distribution of a body by measuring current and voltage at the surface. This model demonstrates how the shape and placement of figures with different material properties inside a closed box can be determined with this non-invasive technique. Applying a potential difference on the boundaries of ...

Shell Diffusion in a Tank

A goal for many applications is to predict physics in thin structures, such as shells, without modeling the thickness of the structure. This is because large aspect ratios can cause meshing and geometry analysis problems. This model demonstrates how to use the tangential derivative variables in COMSOL Multiphysics to solve partial differential equations in curved 3D shells and 2D boundaries ...

Tapered Cantilever with Two Load Cases

This example shows a 2D plane stress model of a thin tapered cantilever. Different boundary and load scenarios are examined. It is demonstrated how to apply and how to evaluate different load and constraint groups. Resulting stresses are compared to NAFEMS benchmark values and they are found to be in good agreement.

Quadrupole Lens

Just like optical lenses focus light, electric and magnetic lenses can be used for focusing beams of charged particles. This COMSOL Multiphysics model shows the path of B5+ ions passing through a focusing system of three magnetic quadrupoles. Each of the quadropoles focus the beam of ions in one transverse direction and defocus it in the other. The net effect on the beam after traveling ...

Fixed Bed Reactor for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Oxidation

Tubular reactors are generally modelled with the assumption that the concentration and temperature gradients only occur in the axial direction. The only transport mechanism operating in this direction is the overall flow itself, which is considered to be of plug-flow. In this example a more general approach is taken, an approach that accounts for variations of the concentrations and temperature ...

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