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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.

Variations in Density in Porous Media Flow

This example studies the steady flow of an ideal gas in porous media, where variations in gas density are taken into account through Equation-based Modeling. Darcy’s law describes the velocity vector in the porous structure and the conservation of mass is accounted for by the ideal gas law. The studied system is a packed bed reactor of the type used for example in small scale reforming ...

Monolithic Reactor

This model simulates the catalytic abatement of a volatile organic compound (VOC), in this case a contaminant in a waste gas. An analytical expression describes the velocity profile in the free channel, while reaction occurs in the washcoat that makes up the tubular shape of the free channel. For simple geometries, the reactor can be described by a 2D model using time as the axial direction ...

Shell Conduction

This model simulates a static analysis of heat conduction in a thin conductive shell. This is a benchmark model where the result is compared with a NAFEMS benchmark solution.

The Multiphysics Modeling of Joule Heating in an Electronic Conductor

Direct Current heats an electronic conductor, changing the conductor's properties, which are a function of temperature. As the conductivity is dependent on the temperature, the DC current is affected, which in turn affects the Joule Heating. The example couples the thermal and electronic current balances to find the stationary solution for the electronic conductor, and its temperature profile.

Buoyancy–driven μPCR for DNA Amplification

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is one of the most effective methods in molecular biology, medical diagnostics, and biochemical engineering in amplifying a specific sequence of DNA. There has been a great interest in developing portable PCR-based lab-on-a-chip systems for point-of-care applications and one strategy that seems very promising is natural convection-based PCR. This model studies ...

Critical Frequencies for a Rotor

The rotor in an electric motor is analyzed. In the design of a motor it is important that no eigenfrequencies for the rotor lie within the operating interval of the revolution speed (in revolutions / second) for the motor. If the eigenfrequencies of the rotor lie in this interval then this shortens the engines lifetime, and can sometimes even lead to dysfunction and breakdown. This 3d model of ...

Shift into gear

This model demonstrates the ability to simulate Multibody Dynamics in COMSOL. It comprises a multilink mechanism that is used in an antique automobile as a gearshift lever. It was created out of curiosity to find out how large forces are on the individual components. The model uses flexible parts, i.e. the Structural Mechanics Module was used along with the Multibody Dynamics Module.

Wrapped Thick Cylinder under Pressure and Thermal Loading

This model is compared to a NAFEMS benchmark for composite material modeling, No R0031/2. The geometry is a long, thick, and hollow cylinder consisting of two layers, where an internal pressure is applied. The inner layer is made from an isotropic material, while the outer layer is made from an orthotropic material. This material's properties are equal in the radial and axial directions, yet ...

Thick Wall Cylinder Benchmark Problem

A thick wall cylinder is exposed to both internal and external pressure and thermal load. The model is both plane and axisymmetric. The results are compared to the analytic solution.

The Black-Scholes Equation

The Black-Scholes equation, computes the value u of a European stock option. Black-Scholes derived an analytical expression for the solution to this problem. However, the formula works only for certain cases; for instance, you cannot employ it when sigma and r are functions of x and t. Here, sigma denotes the volatility, r the continuous compounding rate of interest, and x the underlying asset ...

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