Solving time dependent models with inconsistent initial valuesSolution Number: 1172 Versions: All versions
A common mistake when setting up transient models is to have initial conditions that are inconsistent with the loads and boundary conditions. This occurs most often when running transient fluid flow studies, but the ...
Using symmetries in COMSOL MultiphysicsSolution Number: 1038 Versions: All versions
How do I take advantage of the symmetries in my COMSOL model? ##Using Symmetries to Reduce Model Size By using symmetries in a model you can reduce its size by one-half or more, making this an efficient tool for ...
Stabilization schemes in COMSOLSolution Number: 1104 Applies to: CFD Module, Chemical Reaction Engineering Module Versions: All versions
How can I see which stabilization schemes are used by COMSOL Multiphysics in transport physics interfaces such as Single-Phase Flow and Transport of Diluted species? Numerical solutions of transport equations can ...
My flux calculation seems wrongSolution Number: 973 Versions: All versions
I am solving a diffusion-like problem in COMSOL Multiphysics and discovered that boundaries that are defined with insulation/symmetry conditions have an integrated value of the normal component of the flux that is far ...
Avoiding negative concentrationsSolution Number: 952 Applies to: COMSOL Multiphysics, CFD Module, Chemical Reaction Engineering Module, Electrodeposition Module, Microfluidics Module, Subsurface Flow Module, Mixer Module, Corrosion Module, Electrochemistry Module Versions: All versions
Why do I get negative values of the concentration in my diffusion, convection and reaction model? Why do I see values that go below, or above, their lowest, or highest, possible values based upon the boundary ...
Computing Time and Space IntegralsSolution Number: 913 Versions: All versions
How do I compute integrals over space or time? What if I want to use the result of these integrals elsewhere in my model? The COMSOL Multiphysics architecture allows you to evaluate integrals in both space and time in ...
How does COMSOL Multiphysics handle complex-valued numbers and problems in the frequency domain?Solution Number: 878 Applies to: AC/DC Module, Acoustics Module, COMSOL Multiphysics, MEMS Module, Plasma Module, RF Module, Semiconductor Module, Structural Mechanics Module, Wave Optics Module Versions: All versions
How does COMSOL Multiphysics handle complex-valued numbers and problems in the frequency domain? Should I use the RMS, the peak, or the instantaneous value to specify sources in models being solved in the frequency ...
What does degrees of freedom (DOFs) mean in COMSOL Multiphysics?Solution Number: 875 Versions: All versions
What does degrees of freedom (DOFs) mean in COMSOL Multiphysics? The solution time and memory requirements are strongly related to the number of degrees of freedom in the model. It is often desirable to be able to ...
How do I solve a PDE with space derivatives of order higher than two?Solution Number: 816 Versions: All versions
How do I solve a PDE with space derivatives of order higher than two? For example, the equation for a function . Introduce names for the second derivatives of u, say . Then the equation can be written . ...
Modeling of step transitionsSolution Number: 905 Versions: All versions
You may want to define loads, material properties, or boundary conditions that vary abruptly with respect to the solution, or with respect to time. This can, however, lead to a solution which is discontinuous in space ...
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Examples of the General Extrusion Operator
Examples of the General Projection Operator
Integrating Along Streamlines and Extracting Particle Statistics
Copying and Reusing Boundary Mode Analysis Results
Modeling TEM and Quasi-TEM Transmission Lines
Examples of the withsol Operator
Applying Translations, Scaling, Reflection, and Rotation via the Deformed Geometry and Moving Mesh Interfaces