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The Model Gallery features COMSOL Multiphysics model files from a wide variety of application areas including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. You can download ready-to-use models and step-by-step instructions for building the model, and use these as a starting point for your own modeling work. Use the Quick Search to find models relevant to your area of expertise, and login or create a COMSOL Access account that is associated with a valid COMSOL license to download the model files.

Laser Heating - A Self Guided Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to model transient heat conduction in a glass slab heated by a laser beam. The tutorial emphasizes on the use of functions to model the laser power as a body heat source. Several key design variables have been parameterized. Suggestions on meshing and solver settings are provided. Three different modes of operation are investigated. - Stationary laser emitting ...

Laser Heating of a Silicon Wafer

A silicon wafer is heated up by a laser that moves radially in and out over time. In addition, the wafer itself is rotated on its stage. The incident heat flux from the laser is modeled as a spatially distributed heat source on the surface. The transient thermal response of the wafer is shown. The peak, average, and minimum temperature during the heating process is computed, as well as the ...

Conical Quantum Dot

Quantum dots are nano- or microscale devices created by confining free electrons in a 3D semiconducting matrix. Those tiny islands or droplets of confined “free electrons” (those with no potential energy) present many interesting electronic properties. They are of potential importance for applications in quantum computing, biological labeling, or lasers, to name only a few. Quantum dots ...

Using Meshing Sequences

COMSOL Multiphysics provides an interactive meshing environment where, with a few mouse clicks, you can easily mesh individual faces or domains. Each meshing operation is added to the meshing sequence. The final mesh is the result of building all the operations in the meshing sequence. This example demonstrates how to use the meshing sequence to create a mesh consisting of different element ...

Modeling a Distributed Model of Thermal Microactuator on a Cluster

A model of a thermal microactuator requires the coupled simulation of electric current conduction with heat generation, heat conduction, and structural stresses and strains due to thermal expansion. The purpose of this model is to demonstrate how to access the cluster computing functionality in COMSOL from COMSOL Desktop and use it to submit a batch job to a cluster through a job scheduler. The ...

Heat Transfer by Free Convection

This example describes a fluid flow problem with heat transfer in the fluid. An array of heating tubes is submerged in a vessel with fluid flow entering at the bottom. This is a multiphysics model that involves more than one kind of physics. The incompressible Navier-Stokes equations from fluid dynamics work together with a heat transfer equation, which means that the Laminar Flow interface ...

Flow Past a Cylinder

The following model examines unsteady, incompressible flow past a long cylinder placed in a channel at right angle to the oncoming fluid. The cylinder is offset somewhat from the center of the flow to make the steady-state symmetrical flow unstable. The simulation time necessary for a periodic flow pattern to appear is difficult to predict. A key predictor is the Reynolds number, which is ...

Shock Tube

A shock tube is a device for studying shock waves. Prior to starting an experiment, a diaphragm inside the tube blocks any flow. You increase the pressure on one side, such as with a compressor, and then start the flow by rupturing the diaphragm. The gas expands down the other half of the tube. Through optical means you can observe the flow and model the action of shocks. A pressurized tube ...

Micromixer - cluster and batch versions

This example studies a laminar static micromixer with two parallel sets of split-reshape-recombine mixing elements. The mixer works through lamination of the streams without any moving parts and the mixing is obtained through diffusion. The purpose of this model is to demonstrate how to access the cluster computing functionality in COMSOL from COMSOL Desktop and use it to submit a batch job to a ...

Virtual Operation on a Wheel Rim Geometry

This tutorial shows how to perform virtual geometry operations on an imported CAD geometry. These virtual operations, such as form composite entities or ignore entities can help to improve the mesh and reduce the total element number.

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