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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.

Condenser Microphone, Axisymmetric with Electric Lumping

This model is that of a simple axisymmetric condenser microphone. The model includes all the relevant physics and determines the sensitivity of the specific microphone geometry and material parameters. The model uses a lumped approximation for the electric small signal problem but solves a full FE model for the acoustic-mechanical system. The quiescent (zero point) problem is solved fully using ...

Electric Shielding Comparison

The electric shielding boundary condition is meant to approximate a thin layer of highly conductive material that provides an additional current path tangential to a boundary. This example compares the electric shielding boundary condition to a full-fidelity model and discusses the range of applicability of this boundary condition.

Galvanic Corrosion of Magnesium Alloy in Contact with Steel

Magnesium alloys are attractive alternatives as lightweight materials in various fields of engineering. Magnesium is however relatively non-noble and may suffer considerable galvanic corrosion when being used in conjunction with other metals, for instance when mounting an Mg alloy component using steel fasteners. This model example simulates a galvanic corrosion couple consisting of a magnesium ...

Computing the Ion Energy Distribution Function

One of the most useful quantites of interest after solving a self-consistent plasma model is the ion energy distribution function (IEDF). The magnitude and shape of the IEDF depends on many of the discharge parameters; pressure, plasma potential, sheath width etc. At very low pressures the plasma sheath is said to be collisionless, meaning that the ion energy is not retarded by collisions with ...

MRI Bird-Cage Coil

A bird-cage coil is used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) applications as a receiving antenna. This particular coil would sit around limbs and be used to scan a leg or arm. The COMSOL Multiphysics with RF Module model illustrates how thin sheets of metal can be modeled using impedance boundary conditions. It also illustrates the use of lumped ports to design simple RF circuit elements such ...

Sensitivity Analysis of a Communication Mast Detail

The example Stiffness Analysis of a Communication Mast’s Diagonal Mounting in the COMSOL Multiphysics Model Library shows how you can modify a 3D CAD model to improve its performance. In that case, the applied changes were based solely on the analyst’s experience with similar structures. A senior design engineer can sometimes reach acceptable performance after analyzing only a handful of ...

Surface Chemistry Tutorial

Surface chemistry is often the most important and most overlooked aspect of reacting flow modeling. Surface rate expressions can be hard to find or not even exist at all. Often it is preferable to use sticking coefficients to describe surface reactions because they can be estimated intuitively. The tutorial model simulates outgassing from a wafer during a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) ...

Photoacoustic Resonator

This is a model of a simple photoacoustic (or optoacoustic) resonator. A pulsating laser heats a gas causing expansion and contraction and thus creates pressure waves. Such devices are used as sensors for measuring material parameters of the gas inside the resonator. The resonance frequency of the system depends on the gas in the resonator. The model uses the thermoacoustic interface with a ...

Optimal Cooling of a Tubular Reactor

Maximizing product yield is a main task in chemical reaction engineering. This can be especially challenging if the desired product, once formed, can be consumed by further reactions. This example investigates such a series reaction as it occurs in a tubular reactor. You will start by setting up the tightly coupled mass and energy balance equations describing the reactor using predefined ...

Electrocoalescence

This benchmark model shows how to set up and simulate electrocoalescence phenomena using COMSOL Multiphysics and the Chemical Engineering Module. The calculated results are compared to published experimental work. In the reported experiments, a water droplet is injected in silicone oil, near the interface of a water phase. At the same time, an electric field is applied which affects the ...

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