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How to Use the Sketch Tools in COMSOL® to Draw 2D Geometry

June 18, 2020

Did you know that you can interactively draw and edit geometry right within the Graphics window in COMSOL Multiphysics®? Learn how to use Sketch mode with step-by-step video demonstrations.

How to Use State Variables in COMSOL Multiphysics®

May 20, 2020

As of COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.5, you can use state variables to track the state of your model; affect other fields, such as material properties; and even implement hysteresis.

Material Characterization by Means of Simulation

March 10, 2020

Carbon-based materials, such as synthetic specialty graphites, are found in many industries, including solar, semiconductor, car manufacturing, ceramics, and metallurgy.

How to Perform a Sensitivity Analysis in COMSOL Multiphysics®

February 6, 2020

How do the parameters of your design affect its performance? Understanding this relationship is a valuable part of the design process. By performing a sensitivity analysis, you can do just that.

How to Use an Add-In to Convert Images to Geometry Models

January 23, 2020

Did you know that you can draw an image, import it into COMSOL Multiphysics®, and the Image to Curve add-in will create an interpolation curve from a contour plot of the image?

How to Simulate Control Systems Using the PID Controller Add-In

January 9, 2020

A PID controller can be used in a variety of industries. This blog post demonstrates how a PID controller add-in can be easily incorporated in two simulation examples.

How to Customize Your Model Builder Workflow Using Add-Ins

January 3, 2020

By creating and using add-ins, as well as building your own add-in libraries or using the built-in library in COMSOL Multiphysics®, you can customize and streamline your Model Builder workflow.

Using Web Browser Translation Tools for COMSOL Documentation

December 12, 2019

COMSOL documentation includes a lot of helpful information. Most web browsers include an automatic translation tool that enables you to read the documentation in the language of your choice.