Swirl Flow Around a Rotating Disk

Application ID: 616

Swirl flow is an application that involves steady rotational flow around an axis. Rather than modeling this process in 3D, COMSOL Multiphysics provides a 2D axisymmetric interface where the flow in the rotational direction is still included in the equations.

This example shows the effect of a rotating cylinder on the flow in a container. Such applications are often used in chemical kinetic experimental devices known as rotating disk electrodes.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: