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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.

Rock Fracture Flow

A potential flow model of fluid flow in a rock fracture uses the so-called Reynolds equation. It shows how to use experimental data interpolated to a function used in the equation.

Acoustics of a Muffler

This is a model of the pressure wave propagation in a muffler for a combustion engine. The approach is general for analysis of damping of propagation of harmonic pressure waves. The model shows how 3D acoustics can be modeled in fairly complex geometries. It also shows COMSOL Multiphysics' coupling variable feature between different boundaries. The problem is solved in the frequency domain and ...

Eigenmodes of a Room

When designing a concert hall it’s extremely important to take the resonances into account. For a clear and neutral sound, the eigenfrequencies should be evenly spread through the registers. For the home stereo owner, who can’t actually change the shape of his living room, another question is more relevant: where should the speakers be put for best sound? To illustrate the effects we are ...

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 ...

Stiffness Analysis of a Communication Mast´s Diagonal Mounting

Communication masts usually have a framework with a bolted triangular lattice design. The diagonals of the framework are assembled from several parts and welded together. When operating under a given wind load at a specific location, the antenna’s total rotation angle should stay below a certain limit to ensure uninterrupted communications. For the type of mast in this model, the engineers ...

The KdV Equation and Solitons

The Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) equation models water waves. It contrasts sharply to the Burgers equation, because it introduces no dissipation and the waves travel seemingly forever. Solitons have their primary practical application in optical fibers. Specifically, a fiber’s linear dispersion properties level out a wave while the nonlinear properties give a focusing effect. The result is a very ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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