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Gate Valve in Pipe Branch

A gate valve in a piping branch point is simulated using high viscosity in the gate itself. A parametric run varies gate position from 100% open to fully closed

Tapered Cantilever with Two Load Cases

This example shows a 2D plane stress model of a thin tapered cantilever. Different boundary and load scenarios are examined. It is demonstrated how to apply and how to evaluate different load and constraint groups. Resulting stresses are compared to NAFEMS benchmark values and they are found to be in good agreement.

An Electrokinetic Valve in a Microchannel System

This model presents an example of pressure driven flow and electrophoresis in a microchannel system. The modeled device is often used as an electrokinetic sample injector in biochips with well-defined sample volumes of dissociated acids and salts. The model presents a study of a pinched injection cross valve during the focusing, injection, and separation stages. Focusing is obtained through ...

A Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Cathode

The fuel cell presented in this example is the Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC), a high temperature fuel cell for stationary applications. The fuel is oxidized at the anode, and can be either hydrogen or natural gas, while oxygen is reduced at the cathode together with carbon dioxide. The electrolyte is defined in the porous electrode and in the free electrolyte, while the solid phase is ...

Tapered Membrane End Load

This example shows a 2D plane stress model of a membrane with a thickness of 0.1 m. The load is a uniformly distributed horizontal load of 10 MN/m (that is, a pressure of 100 MPa) along the right end. At the left end, the membrane is constrained from movement in the x direction. At the left end's midpoint, the membrane is kept fixed. The resulting x-direction stress is compared to a NAFEMS ...

Optimization of a Tuning Fork, Modeled with LiveLink for Inventor

This model computes the fundamental eigenfrequency and eigenmode for a tuning fork that is synchronized from Inventor via the LiveLink interface. The length of the fork is then optimized so that the tuning fork sounds the note A, 440 Hz.

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 ...

How to Use Contour Line in Geometry

This presentation gives instructions on how to export a Contour Plot (single line), re-import it as an Interpolation Curve on a Work Plane in the Geometry, extrude the Work Plane, then Convert to Solid to create two domains separated by the new surface.

Numerical modeling of glacier flow

Glacier ice is generally treated as an incompressible, heat-conducting non-Newtonian fluid. The viscosity of ice depends on temperature and on the state of deformation. In the case of Storglaciären, however, the influence of temperature-dependent viscosity on the general flow field of the glacier is small. With COMSOL Multiphysics, it is relatively easy to verify that neglecting this ...

Lombardi Surface Mobility in a Semiconductor

Surface acoustic phonons and surface roughness have an important effect on the carrier mobility, especially in the thin inversion layer under the gate in MOSFETs. The Lombardi surface mobility model adds surface scattering resulting from these effects to an existing mobility model using Matthiessen’s rule. This model demonstrates how to use the Lombardi surface mobility model for the electron ...

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