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Your Guide to Meshing Techniques for Efficient CFD Modeling

June 13, 2018

Learn how to use a variety of meshing tools for your CFD analyses, including mapped mesh, unstructured quad mesh, triangular mesh, tetrahedral mesh, swept mesh, boundary layer mesh, and more.

How to Set Up a Mesh in COMSOL Multiphysics® for CFD Analyses

June 11, 2018

As a flow mechanics specialist preparing a mesh for CFD analysis, the geometry supplied by a CAD team is often exactly what you do not want. So, what do you do?

Model Deforming Objects with the Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Method

January 17, 2018

The combined efforts of Leonhard Euler and Joseph-Louis Lagrange inspired the arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) method, which we can use to model deforming objects.

How to Inspect Your Mesh in COMSOL Multiphysics®

May 12, 2017

You’re meshing your model and a warning or error appears. So, what do you do? One option is to inspect the entities listed in the report to analyze and resolve the meshing issue.

Improved Capabilities for Meshing with Tetrahedral Elements

September 27, 2016

To help optimize your modeling processes, we are continuously striving to enhance the quality of our meshing capabilities. The recent improvements to the algorithm for generating tetrahedral meshes in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software are one such example. Follow along as we guide you through the process of generating a tetrahedral mesh to highlight this improved functionality and its correlating features, while discussing its role in helping you obtain better simulation results.

Improved Functionality and Tips for Importing STL and NASTRAN® Files

September 14, 2016

STL files originating from 3D scan sources and meshes in the NASTRAN® file format are often used as bases for geometries. However, performing simulations on these realistic objects can be challenging, particularly when preparing the geometry. The COMSOL Multiphysics® software contains features for dealing with these files. Learn how to utilize this functionality as well as how to achieve good results when importing STL and NASTRAN® files.

Efficiently Mesh Your Model Geometry with Meshing Sequences

August 18, 2016

Does your simulation take a large amount of computational time to solve? One potential reason for this is that your mesh is using too many elements. In cases such as this, you may want to switch to user-controlled mesh to manually build and edit the meshing sequences available in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software as an alternative to using the default meshing sequence. As we’ll highlight with a tutorial example, this can help reduce memory requirements while providing accurate results.

Exporting Meshes and Solutions Using the Application Builder

April 6, 2016

Have you ever wanted to write out mesh and analysis data from COMSOL Multiphysics into a text file? You may want to do this when passing information to another software program or even just into a spreadsheet. You often want to customize the exact format in which such data is written, depending upon the needs of the other tools with which you are working. This is very easy to do with the Application Builder. Let’s find out how!