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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.

Finite Well

This model defines transient flow to a well of finite radius in a confined aquifer. The results from this analysis are compared to the well known Theis solution for flow to a point well. What distinguishes this model from the Theis problem is the well geometry. Since the analytic solution describes the well as a point source which produces unphysical results inside the wellbore. The COMSOL ...

Heating of a Flow in a Heat Exchanger Unit Cell

In this example, we study the transport by convection and conduction. Such a system may be found in a heat exchanger or in heating of endothermic reactors. The fluid flow enters the unit cell from below and the fluid is heated as it passes the heated cylinder. Since the problem is symmetric, we only need to treat half of the unit cell. We vary the flow rate, using the parametric solver, in ...

Split-Recombine Mixer Benchmark

This example models a split and recombine mixer channel in which a tracer fluid is introduced and mixed by multi-lamination. Diffusion is removed from the model using an extremely low diffusion coefficient so that any numerical diffusion can be studied in the lamination interfaces. The results compare well with Glatzel et al (Ref 1.) in both the lamination patterns and total pressure drop ...

TM Mode Microwave Plasma

This model shows how to simulate a TM mode microwave plasma by using the Doppler broadening parameter to smooth out the resonance zone, which occurs on the contour of critical electron density. A detailed explanation of the underlying physics of this model can be found in the blog entry "Application Note on Microwave Discharges".

The Multiphysics Modeling of Joule Heating in an Electronic Conductor

Direct Current heats an electronic conductor, changing the conductor's properties, which are a function of temperature. As the conductivity is dependent on the temperature, the DC current is affected, which in turn affects the Joule Heating. The example couples the thermal and electronic current balances to find the stationary solution for the electronic conductor, and its temperature profile.

Isolator Thickness Effect on Galvanic Corrosion Mitigation

The use of Aluminum (Al) isolator is a commonly employed mitigation strategy for galvanic corrosion between magnesium alloy (Mg) and mild steel (MS). The present model demonstrates the effect of Al isolator thickness on galvanic corrosion severity using a parametric study. The electrode kinetics is implemented here using the experimental polarization data available in literature.

Vibrations in a Milk Container

This example illustrates a multiphysics application that involves a fluid-structure interaction. It simulates a filled milk container on a conveyor belt, which starts moving. The methodology presented here defines two problems, one for the container walls and one for the fluid. The two problems are subsequently merged into one problem using a special interface condition that imposes ...

Shell Conduction

This model simulates a static analysis of heat conduction in a thin conductive shell. This is a benchmark model where the result is compared with a NAFEMS benchmark solution.

Eigenmodes in a Muffler

In this model, compute the propagating modes in the chamber of an automotive muffler. The geometry is a cross-section of the chamber in the Absorptive Muffler example. The model’s purpose is to study the shape of the propagating modes and to find their cut-off frequencies. As discussed in the documentation for the Absorptive Muffler, some of the modes significantly affect the damping of the ...


Multipaction can occur when electrons are accelerated by a high frequency RF field into surfaces. Secondary electron emission can occur and under the right conditions there can be an exponential growth in the number of electrons. The multipaction effect is strongest at a specific RF frequency, which depends on the dimensions of the device and the applied voltage.\n\nThis model requires the ...

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