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Modeling Phase Change with Hysteresis

This example exemplifies how to model thermal phase change that is subject to hysteresis. A more detailed description of the phenomenon, and the modeling process, can be seen in the blog post "[Thermal Modeling of Phase-Change Materials with Hysteresis](https://www.comsol.com/blogs/thermal-modeling-of-phase-change-materials-with-hysteresis/)".

Stiffness Analysis of a Communication Mast's Diagonal Mounting

Communication masts usually have a framework with a bolted triangular lattice design. The diagonals of the framework are assembled from several parts and welded together. When operating under a given wind load at a specific location, the antenna’s total rotation angle should stay below a certain limit to ensure uninterrupted communications. For the type of mast in this model, the engineers ...

Setting up Periodic Heat Loads for Simulation

This example exemplifies how to model applications subjected to periodic heat loads. A more detailed description of the phenomenon, and the modeling process, can be seen in the blog post "[Modeling a Periodic Heat Load](https://www.comsol.com/blogs/modeling-a-periodic-heat-load/)".

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 ...

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 ...

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](https://www.comsol.com/blogs/implementing-a-thermostat-with-the-events-interface/)".

Interpolation between points using a COMSOL App

This App will fit a surface through a set of points using Radial Basis Functions and will write out a COMSOL-format file of a smooth NURBS surface that passes through all of the points. The function describing the surface can also be written to a text file. The point data is read in from comma-delimited file and thin-plate spline radial basis functions are used to fit the surface. Up to 5000 ...

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 ...

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]( https://www.comsol.com/blogs/modeling-the-thermal-curing-process/)".

Creating a Random Geometry - new

Say you would like to simulate a natural material or an arrangement of parts that have some known statistical distribution of dimensional variations. In such cases, you can create a random geometry based on these variations. This model file is an example that demonstrates how to create a random array of spheres representing the holes in a wheel of (Swiss) cheese. It is a simple demonstration ...