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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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.

Reactive Muffler

This is a benchmarking model to compare the abilities of COMSOL to an analytical solution. The model examines the sound-transmission properties of an idealized reactive muffler with infinitely long inlet and outlet pipes and one expansion chamber. The infinitely long inlet and outlets are simulated through a reflection-free source at the inlet pipe and a reflection-free end of the outlet pipe, ...

Electrokinetic Flow in a Bio Chip

Miniature laboratories are required to efficiently analyze the information in the human DNA. One of the problems that arise in these lab-on-chip devices is in the transport of the liquid samples and other solutions in the chip, which are of very small dimensions. One way of transporting the fluid in the samples is through the use of electrokinetic effects, where the charged ions in the ...

Tapered Cantilever Gravity Load

This example shows a 2D plane stress model of a membrane with a thickness of 0.1 m. The load is a gravity load that acts in the negative y direction. The left end boundary is kept fixed. The resulting shear stress is compared to a NAFEMS benchmark value

Numerical modeling of glacier flow

Glacier ice is generally treated as an incompressible, heat-conducting non-Newtonian fluid. The viscosity of ice depends on temperature and on the state of deformation. In the case of Storglaciären, however, the influence of temperature-dependent viscosity on the general flow field of the glacier is small. With COMSOL Multiphysics, it is relatively easy to verify that neglecting this ...

Image Import: Homogenized Pore Scale Flow and Thermal Conduction

You can now use image data to represent 2D material distributions or to identify regions with different materials by their color or gray scale. Images used in this way can have many origins such as scanning electron microscope (SEM), computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An important application of image import is for easy computation of equivalent volume-averaged ...

Vibrations in a Milk Container

This example illustrates a multiphysics application that involves a fluid-structure interaction. It simulates a filled milk container on a conveyor belt, which starts moving. The methodology presented here defines two problems, one for the container walls and one for the fluid. The two problems are subsequently merged into one problem using a special interface condition that imposes ...

A Variety of Analyses of a Steel Component

This example shows a plane stress analysis of a mechanical component. The component is cut from a 4 mm steel plate. The thickness is small compared to the length and breadth in the x-y plane. Due to this, and the fact that the applied loads lie in the x-y plane, the out-of-plane stress can be assumed to be negligible. The plane stress application mode is based on this assumption. The ...

Stationary Incompressible Flow over a Backstep using Argyris Elements

This model examines the physics of plane, incompressible and steady flow over a backward step in the absence of external forces. It addresses a common benchmark problem in the field of computational fluid dynamics. There is no known exact solution, but experimental data have been published, making it possible to check the accuracy of the FEM solution. The model exemplifies a divergence-free ...

Tapered Membrane End Load

This example shows a 2D plane stress model of a membrane with a thickness of 0.1 m. The load is a uniformly distributed horizontal load of 10 MN/m (that is, a pressure of 100 MPa) along the right end. At the left end, the membrane is constrained from movement in the x direction. At the left end's midpoint, the membrane is kept fixed. The resulting x-direction stress is compared to a NAFEMS ...

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