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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Beam Subjected to Traveling Load

As an example of how to build an app using the Application Builder, this application simulates the transient response of a beam, or bridge, that is placed on several equidistant supports and is subjected to a traveling load. The purpose of the Beam Subjected to Traveling Load app is to analyze the structural response of a bridge when vehicles pass over it. Many of the bridge's parameters can be ...

Permeability Estimation

This example shows how to estimate the permeability of a porous material by creating a detailed fluid flow model in a small unit cell. The result of the model is a lumped permeability of the material, which can be used in homogenized models using Darcy's law or the Brinkman equations. The permeability can be found under the Results->Derived Values node. An even smaller unit cell could be used, ...

Isospectral Drums

Striking a drum excites a spectrum of vibration modes that together make up the instrument’s characteristic sound or acoustic signal. These vibration modes correspond to the eigenmodes, or eigenfunctions, of the drum’s membrane. Thus you can study this problem by solving eigenvalue problems for stretched membranes. Two different geometric shapes are modeled, with all other parameters being ...

Modeling the Behavior of a Thermostat

This example exemplifies how to model applications using the *Events* Interface where a thermostat is sumlated. A more detailed description of the phenomenon and the modeling process can be seen in the blog post "[Implementing a Thermostat with the Events Interface](".

Lorenz Attractor

A Lorenz attractor can be described by a system of ordinary differential equations: the Lorenz system. In the early 1960s, Lorenz discovered the chaotic behavior of this system for certain parameter values and initial conditions. The solution, when plotted as a phase space, resembles the figure eight. This example uses the Dormand-Prince explicit method for solving the ODEs and a Point ...

Thermal Curing Simulation

This example exemplifies how to model thermal curing using the base package of COMSOL Multiphysics. A more detailed description of the phenomenon and the modeling process can be seen in the blog post "[Modeling the Thermal Curing Process](".

Simulating Action Potential with the Hodgkin-Huxley Model

This app allows you to simulate the action potential in a cell's membrane using the Hodgkin-Huxley model. As it is presented in the form of a simulation app, you can change the input parameters for potential, conductance, and membrane capacitance to study their effects on the dynamics of the system. A more detailed description of the phenomenon, and the modeling process, can be seen in the [blog post]( ...

Thermostat with a Reactionary Delay

This example shows how to model the behavior of a thermostat where a delay in its reaction has been implemented. A more detailed description of the phenomenon, and the modeling process, can be seen in the blog post "[How to Implement a Delay in Your Thermostat Simulation](".

Modifying Imported CAD Geometry with the Deformed Geometry Interface

When you are working with foreign CAD or ECAD data, such as files in the STEP, GDS, or IGES file formats, or any of the other supported formats, you may think that you need to re-import a new CAD file and start your modeling over from scratch if you want to study a change in size or shape. But, in fact, you can modify the geometry that you've imported with some clever usage of the Deformed ...

Helical Static Mixer

Helical static mixers are often used to mix monomers and initiators that then react during a polymerization process. The purpose of the Helical Static Mixer application is to demonstrate this mixing process as well as the use of parts and parameterized geometries when building apps. The concentration field is included in the analysis in order to compute the extent of mixing between two streams ...