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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.

Isospectral Drums

Striking a drum excites a spectrum of vibration modes that together make up the instrument’s characteristic sound or acoustic signal. These vibration modes correspond to the eigenmodes, or eigenfunctions, of the drum’s membrane. Thus you can study this problem by solving eigenvalue problems for stretched membranes. Two different geometric shapes are modeled, with all other parameters ...

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, ...

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 ...

Modifying Imported CAD Geometry with the Deformed Geometry Interface

When you are working with foreign CAD or ECAD data, such as files in the STEP, GDS, or IGES file formats, or any of the other supported formats, you may think that you need to re-import a new CAD file and start your modeling over from scratch if you want to study a change in size or shape. But, in fact, you can modify the geometry that you've imported with some clever usage of the Deformed ...

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 ...

Gate Valve in Pipe Branch

A gate valve in a piping branch point is simulated using high viscosity in the gate itself. A parametric run varies gate position from 100% open to fully closed

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.

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 ...

Modeling a Distributed Model of Thermal Microactuator on a Cluster

A model of a thermal microactuator requires the coupled simulation of electric current conduction with heat generation, heat conduction, and structural stresses and strains due to thermal expansion. The purpose of this model is to demonstrate how to access the cluster computing functionality in COMSOL from COMSOL Desktop and use it to submit a batch job to a cluster through a job scheduler. The ...

How to Use Contour Line in Geometry

This presentation gives instructions on how to export a Contour Plot (single line), re-import it as an Interpolation Curve on a Work Plane in the Geometry, extrude the Work Plane, then Convert to Solid to create two domains separated by the new surface.

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