Application Gallery

The Application Gallery features COMSOL Multiphysics® tutorial and demo app files pertinent to the electrical, structural, acoustics, fluid, heat, and chemical disciplines. You can use these examples as a starting point for your own simulation work by downloading the tutorial model or demo app file and its accompanying instructions.

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Electrodynamics of a Power Switch

Electrical events, such as an overcurrent or overload, can seriously damage electrical circuits or power lines. To avoid expensive replacements of critical parts, electric switch circuit breakers can be installed. These mechanically interrupt the current flow or surge by moving a plunger as soon as a critical current is reached. In contrast to a fuse, which has to be replaced after it has been ...

Tunable MEMS Capacitor

The electrostatically tunable parallel plate capacitor in this example is a typical component in various MEMS devices for radio frequencies that range between 300 MHz and 300 GHz. You can modify the distance between the two plates, as the applied voltage changes, through a spring attached to one of the plates. A postprocessing step then computes the capacitance. The example uses the ...

Dielectric Shielding Comparison

The dielectric shielding boundary condition is meant to approximate a thin layer of material with high relative permittivity compared to its surroundings. This boundary condition is available for electrostatic field modeling. This example compares the dielectric shielding boundary condition to a full-fidelity model and discusses the range of applicability of this boundary condition.

Frequency Domain Study of Three-Phase Motor

This is a three phase induction motor model from the [Transient Electromagnetic Analysis Method (TEAM) workshop problem 30](http://www.compumag.org/jsite/images/stories/TEAM/problem30a.pdf). The electromagnetic torque, induced voltage, and rotor losses computed from COMSOL model at various rotor speed are compared to the results from TEAM workshop problem 30. The *Magnetic Fields* physics is ...

One-Sided Magnet and Plate

Permanent magnets with a one-sided flux have many uses. The one-sided flux behavior is obtained by giving the magnet a magnetization that varies in the lateral direction. This model shows this technique to model a cylindrical one-sided permanent magnet. A special technique to model thin sheets of high permeability material was used to model a thin metal plate next to the magnet. This ...

Electromagnetic Force Verification Series

In this set of verification models and associated documentation, the accuracy of electromagnetic force calculations is investigated. Using various techniques, the total force and torque on a rigid body is determined and compared to analytical models. Using fillets, advanced meshing and exterior force-probe surfaces the accuracy is greatly increased. The boundary element method (BEM) and the ...

Magnetic Prospecting of Ore Deposits

Magnetic prospecting is a geological exploration method that is applicable to certain types of iron ore deposits, in particular those made up of magnetite and hematite. The method consists of measuring the magnetic anomalies (changes in the earth's magnetic field) due to the presence of magnetic ores. The Magnetic Prospecting app simulates the effect of a deposit of magnetic ore on the earth's ...

Optimizing Coils

Several different approaches to optimizing a ten-turn axisymmetric coil are presented. First, the current in each turn is adjusted with the objective of having a uniform magnetic flux density along the centerline. Second, the currents are adjusted to minimize power dissipation with a constraint on field minimum at a point. Third, the currents are adjusted to minimize the gradient in the ...

Inductance of a Power Inductor

Power inductors are a central part of many low-frequency power applications. They are, for example, used in the switched power supply for the motherboard and all other components in a computer. Computer simulations are necessary in the design of such inductors. This model calculates the inductance from specified material parameters.

Magnetic Damping of Vibrating Conducting Solids

When a conductive solid material moves through a static magnetic field, an eddy current is induced. The current that flows through the conductor, which is itself moving through the magnetic field, induces a Lorentz force back on the solid. Therefore, a conductive solid that is vibrating in a static magnetic field will experience a structural damping. In this example, a cantilever beam is ...

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