Getting Started with COMSOL Multiphysics®

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Materials / Global Materials and Links

Use the same materials for multiple components. Duration: 6:28

For any company that manufactures multiple products, those products are likely made up of some of the same materials. When using simulation software, this means that you often need to create the same materials for multiple model components.

With the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, you can add just one material to your model, called a global material, and use the Material Link feature in specific components to refer to it. This is useful when you have a model containing multiple components, as it enables you to quickly specify materials for each individual component. Global materials are available for use throughout the entire model and are added the same way that local materials are added in the software. In addition, global materials can be applied to any level of geometry.

Watch this video to see how to use global materials with the Material Link feature for any model in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Exercise Files
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