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Mandelbrot Set and Perlin Noise

Fractals exhibit self-similarity at different scales and are often found in nature. Fractal noise is a technique used to emulate organic-looking textures, such as to achieve realistic visualizations of various materials in COMSOL Multiphysics®. These models demonstrate how to ... Read More

Simulating a Corrugated Waveguide and Its Impedance

This example exemplifies how to model the impedance of a waveguide of varying cross sectional area. A more detailed description of the phenomenon and the modeling process can be seen in the blog post "Computing the Impedance of a Corrugated Waveguide". Read More

Radiative Cooling of a Glass Plate with Wavelength-Dependent Radiative Properties

A glass melt is cooled down by radiation to form the final shape. Wavelength dependence of radiative properties is considered in the first study; its effects on the temperature field is emphasized by comparison with results obtained in the second study wherein equivalent (constant) ... Read More

Carburizing of gears

The model illustrates how to simulate carburizing, a heat treatment process producing a wear resistant surface. The model solves heat transfer in solids, carbon diffusion and phase transformation of austenite into martensite and pearlite. Read More

Job Sequences to Save Data After Solving a Model

These examples demonstrate how to use a job sequence to perform a programmatic sequence of operations, including solving; saving the model to file; and generating and exporting plot groups, results, and images. In the blog post associated with these files, "How to Use Job Sequences to ... Read More

Alpha to Gamma Transition

Capacitively coupled RF discharges can operate in two distinct regimes depending on the discharge power. In the low power regime, known as the alpha regime, the electric field oscillation is responsible to heat and create electrons. In the high power regime, known as gamma regime, the ... Read More

Mass Transfer from a Thin Domain

This model demonstrates how mass transfer out from a thin domain can be approximated with a 2D model using the Out-of-Plane Flux feature. To check the validity of the 2D approximation, the equivalent 3D model is also solved. Additionally, this model illustrates how the out-of-plane ... Read More

Bracket — Stress Optimization with Fatigue Evaluation

Shape optimization with respect to fatigue properties is not supported, but fatigue properties are well correlated with the maximum stress. The model demonstrates how optimization with respect to a p-norm of the von Mises stress can be used to improve fatigue properties without ... Read More

Optimization of a Truss Tower

Gradient based optimization is an efficient way of computing better values for many control variables. This example optimizes diameters of individual members in a truss structure such that the structure becomes stiffer without adding mass to the structure. The structure will be only be ... Read More

GEC CCP Reactor, Argon Chemistry, 1D

The NIST GEC CCP reactor provides a platform for studying capacitively coupled plasmas. Even the simplest plasma models are quite involved so a 1D example helps in understanding the physics without excessive CPU time. The problem has no steady-state solution, although a periodic steady ... Read More