# Model Gallery

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.

### Curve fitting material model data to experimental data

This presentation shows how to use the Optimization Module to fit a material model curve to experimental data. It is based on the hyperelastic Mooney-Rivlin material model example given in the Structural Mechanics users guide.

### Topology optimization

A demonstration of topology optimization using the Structural Mechanics Module and the Optimization Module. Three classical models are shown, the loaded knee, the Michell truss structure, and MBB beam. The optimization method is based on using the SIMPS approach to recast the original combinatorial optimization problem into a continuous optimization problem.

### Transient Optimization: Fitting Material Properties of a Wall

This model demonstrates transient optimization through the least squares solver. The model consists of a wall in 1D. The outer temperature varies over 24 hours and during this time, the inner temperature on the wall has been measured. This measured data is then used to fit the material properties (thermal conductivity and heat capacity at constant pressure) of the wall material.

### Tuning Fork: Computing the Eigenfrequency and Eigenmode - new

This model simulates a tuning fork for tuning musical instruments which, if correctly designed, should sound the note of A, 440 Hz. It computes the fundamental eigenfrequency and eigenmode for the tuning fork. Although the example seems to be somewhat academic in nature, the eigenfrequencies and eigenmodes of microscopic tuning forks are also used in quartz watches and other electronic devices.

### Optimizing a Flywheel Profile

The radial stress component in an axially symmetric and homogeneous flywheel of constant thickness exhibits a sharp peak near the inner radius. From there, it decreases monotonously until it reaches zero at the flywheelâ€™s outer rim. The uneven stress distribution reveals a design that does not make optimal use of the material available. Given specified flywheel mass and moment of inertia, ...

### Minimizing the Flow Velocity in a Microchannel

Topology optimization of the Navier-Stokes equations is encountered in different branches and applications, such as in the design of ventilation systems for cars. A common technique applicable to such problems is to let the distribution of porous material vary continuously. In this model, the objective is to find the optimal distribution of a porous material in a microchannel such that the ...

### Topology Optimization of a Loaded Knee Structure

Imagine that you are designing a light-weight mountain bike frame that should fit in a box of a certain size and should weigh no more than 8 kg. Given that you know the loads on the bike, you can achieve this by distributing the available material while making sure that the stiffness of the frame is at a maximum. This way you have formulated the topology optimization of the frame as a material ...

### Spinning Gear

One way to fasten a gear to a shaft is by thermal interference. In preparation of the assembly, the shaft diameter is oversized and the gear thermally expanded in a heat-treating oven. At an appropriate expansion state, the gear is removed from the oven, slid onto the shaft, and allowed to cool. As the gear temperature drops, the gear shrinks and comes into contact with the shaft before it ...

### Optimizing a Thermal Process

A thermal processing scenario is modeled whereby two heaters raise the temperature of a gas flowing through a channel. The Optimization Module is used to find the heater power to maximize the outflow temperature, while maintaining a constraint on the peak temperature at the heaters themselves.

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