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The Model Gallery features COMSOL Multiphysics model files from a wide variety of application areas including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. You can download ready-to-use models and step-by-step instructions for building the model, and use these as a starting point for your own modeling work. Use the Quick Search to find models relevant to your area of expertise, and login or create a COMSOL Access account that is associated with a valid COMSOL license to download the model files.

Joule Heating in a MEMS Device

This model exemplifies the use of the Material Library in the modeling of Joule heating in MEMS devices. The purpose of this analysis is to estimate the temperature of a conductor given an applied electrical potential difference. Both the thermal and electrical conductivities are temperature dependent. The influence of the temperature on the electrical conductivity results in a nonlinear ...

Thermal Bridges in Building Construction—EN ISO 10211:2007

The European standard EN ISO 10211:2007 for thermal bridges in building constructions provides four test models—two 2D and two 3D—for validating a numerical method (Ref. 1). If the values obtained by a method conform to the results of all these four cases, the method is classified as a three-dimensional steady-state high precision method. This document presents COMSOL Multiphysics results ...

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 ...

An Integro-Partial Differential Equation

The heat distribution in a hollow pipe, whose ends are held at two different temperatures, is studied. The outside surface is assumed to be thermally isolated and the inner surfaces have radiation boundary conditions. The role of convection in the heat transfer is taken to be negligible. The temperature is assumed to be constant along the thickness of the pipe and rotational symmetry is also ...

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 ...

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 ...

2D Heat Transfer Benchmark with Convective Cooling

This example shows a 2D steady-state thermal analysis including convection to a prescribed external (ambient) temperature. It is given as a benchmarking example. The benchmark result for the target location is a temperature of 18.25 C. The COMSOL Multiphysics model, using a default mesh with 556 elements, gives a temperature of 18.28 C. Successive uniform refinements show a temperature of ...

Flow Between Parallel Plates

This example models the developing flow between two parallel plates. The purpose is to study the inlet effects in laminar flow at fairly moderate Reynolds numbers, in this case around 40. The problem might seem of academical nature but it is actually fairly common in catalytic reactors, heat exchangers, micro reactors etc. Symmetry along the thickness of the domain helps to reduce the ...

Stresses in a Pulley

The stresses in a pulley connected to an engine that drives another pulley are studied in this model. A parametric analysis is conducted in order to study how the rotational speed affects the stress distribution in the pulley. The power at the pulley shaft remains constant, the moment (defined by the ratio of the power by the rotational speed) will thus decrease with increased speed. This ...

Pacemaker Electrode

This model illustrates the use of COMSOL Multiphysics for modeling of ionic current distribution problems in electrolytes, in this case in human tissue. The problem is exemplified on a pacemaker electrode, but it can be applied in electrochemical cells like fuel cells, batteries, corrosion protection, or any other process where ionic conduction takes place in the absence of concentration ...

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