Application Gallery

The Application Gallery features COMSOL Multiphysics tutorial and demo app files pertinent to the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. You can download ready-to-use tutorial models and demo apps with step-by-step instructions for how to create them yourself. The examples in the gallery serve as a great starting point for your own simulation work.
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In-Plane and Space Truss

Trusses are elements which can only sustain axial forces. You can use trusses to model truss works where the edges are straight as well structures like sagging cables. In the following example you first build and solve a simple 2D truss model using the 2D Truss interface. Later on, you analyze a 3D variant of the same problem using the 3D Truss interface. This model calculates the deformation ...

Plasma Display Panel

This model illustrates the physics of a dielectric barrier discharge which leads to generation of UV light. Such a discharge is used to generate the back light for plasma display panels.

Truck Mounted Crane

Many trucks are equipped with cranes for load handling. Such cranes have a number of hydraulic cylinders, controlling the motion, and several mechanisms. The cylinders and mechanisms that make up the crane are subjected to large forces when handling heavy loads. In order to determine the load carrying capacity, these forces must be computed. This model uses the Multibody Dynamics Module, ...

View Factor Computation

When simulating surface-to-surface radiation, we rely on the view factors between elements of diffuse surfaces that emit and receive radiation. To compute surface-to-surface radiation in a given geometry, operators are created by the heat interface and can be used to evaluate view factors in postprocessing. This model shows how to compute view factors using the operators provided by ...

Connecting Shells and Solids

This tutorial model shows how to model a structure using both shells and solids, and how to create the transition between the two modeling domains. Results are compared between the shell solution and the full 3D solution, and the effects of the transition are highlighted.

Parameter Estimation for Nonideal Reactor Models

Real reactors can be modeled as combinations of ideal reactors. In this example two ideal CSTRs with interchange are used to model a real reactor with one highly agitated region and another region with less agitation. Two parameters, relating the volume and exchange rate of the two regions, need to be found by comparing the model results to experimental tracer data. Using the Parameter Estimation ...

Ammonia Synthesis PFR

This example demonstrate the modeling of a plug flow reactor for the synthesis of ammonia in the Haber-Weiss process. The catalytic reactor in this process operates under non-isothermal conditions, where temperature and pressure varies substantially along the length of the reactor, in addition to the variation in composition.

Buoyancy–driven μPCR for DNA Amplification

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is one of the most effective methods in molecular biology, medical diagnostics, and biochemical engineering in amplifying a specific sequence of DNA. There has been a great interest in developing portable PCR-based lab-on-a-chip systems for point-of-care applications and one strategy that seems very promising is natural convection-based PCR. This model studies ...

Thermal Analysis of a Bipolar Transistor

This model demonstrates how to couple the Semiconductor interface to the Heat Transfer in Solids interface. A thermal analysis is performed on the existing bipolar transistor model in the case when the device is operated in the active-forward configuration. The Semiconductor interface calculates the carrier dynamics and currents within the device and outputs a heating term due to electrical ...

Space-Dependent HI Reactor

This model deals with a reacting system comprising of an equimolar mixture of hydrogen and iodine gas which is allowed to react and form HI. Composition and temperature are allowed to vary both in space and time. This means that you have to define material balances, energy balances, and transport properties in the Reaction Engineering interface. These balances and properties are exported to ...

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