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Axisymmetric Condenser Microphone with Electrical Lumping

This model is that of a simple axisymmetric condenser microphone. The model includes all the relevant physics and determines the sensitivity of the specific microphone geometry and material parameters. The model uses a lumped approximation for the electric small signal problem but solves a full FE model for the acoustic-mechanical system. The quiescent (zero point) problem is solved fully using ...

Squeeze-Film Gas Damping of a Vibrating Disc

This benchmark model computes the total force acting on a vibrating disc in the frequency and time domains and compares both results with expressions derived analytically. When the vibration amplitude is small enough that the system is linear the frequency and time domain results agree well with theory. Larger amplitude vibrations, which result in a non-linear response that cannot be modeled in ...

View Factor Computation

When simulating surface-to-surface radiation, we rely on the view factors between elements of diffuse surfaces that emit and receive radiation. To compute surface-to-surface radiation in a given geometry, operators are created by the heat interface and can be used to evaluate view factors in postprocessing. This model shows how to compute view factors using the operators provided by surface-to ...

Anode Film Resistance Effect on Cathodic Protection

This model exemplifies how the rate of steel corrosion in an oil platform increases over time due to build-up of a resistive film on the sacrificial anodes, formed by reaction products. The model also includes secondary current distribution electrode kinetics on the protected steel structure, defining simultaneous metal dissolution and oxygen reduction (mixed potential).

Single-Phase Induction Motor: TEAM Workshop Problem 30

This is a single-phase induction motor model from the Transient Electromagnetic Analysis Method (TEAM) workshop problem 30. The electromagnetic torque, induced voltage, and rotor losses are computed with COMSOL Multiphysics at various rotor speed and compared with the results from TEAM workshop problem 30. The Magnetic Fields physics interface is used to model the motor in the frequency domain ...

Axisymmetric approximation of 3D Inductor

Inductive devices experience capacitative coupling between conductors at high frequencies. Modeling this phenomenon requires that you describe electric fields that have components both parallel with and perpendicular to the wire. This consideration might lead to the conclusion that a 3D model is always necessary to model the phenomenon, even if the coil is a helix, which is actually not the ...

Uniform Layer Waveguide

Whenever dimensions in waveguides become small compared to the viscous and thermal boundary layers it is necessary to model acoustics using thermoacoustics. In the present model the thermoacoustic wave field in a shallow uniform waveguide is modeled and compared to an analytical solution.

Equivalent Properties of Periodic Microstructures

Periodic microstructures are frequently found in composite materials, such as carbon fibers and honeycomb structures. They can be represented by a unit cell repeated along three directions of propagation. To reduce computational costs, simulations may replace all of the microscopic details of a composite material with a homogeneous domain with equivalent properties. This app computes the ...

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 ...

Contact Analysis of a Snap Hook Using a Penalty Formulation

This example simulates the insertion of a snap hook in its groove. Here, the purpose of the contact modeling is only to transmit correct contact forces in a global sense into the model, which is a situation well suited for using the penalty method. This contact algorithm is based on the penalty factor formulation related to the penetration of the solid parts in contact. In some cases, this ...