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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.

1D Step Bearing

This benchmark model computes the load-carrying capacity of a one dimensional hydrodynamic step bearing. The results are compared with analytic expressions obtained by solving the Reynolds equations directly in this simple case.

Perforated Well

Analysis of fluid flow into wells often begins with the assumption that the intake fluid is uniform along the entire length of wellbore. This assumption runs into trouble when applied to the modeling of perforated wells. When these wells are emplaced, the deep bore hole is lined by impermeable materials. Later a machine pierces the lining intake fluids in the productive reservoir zones and ...

Simulation of a Microrobot, 2D version

In this example, one of the legs of a silicon micro robot is modeled in COMSOL Multiphysics. A technique based on polyimide V-groove joints is used to get each of the legs to move. The polyimide has a relatively high coefficient of thermal expansion, and this causes the leg to bend slightly when the polyimide is heated. In the COMSOL Multiphysics simulation, a heat transfer model is coupled ...

Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport

This model demonstrates the application of COMSOL Multiphysics to a benchmark case of steady-state subsurface fluid flow and transient solute transport along a vertical cross section in an unconfined aquifer. Because of profound geologic heterogeneity, the model must estimate solute transport subject to highly irregular flow conditions with strong anisotropic dispersion. Van der Heijde ...

A Transport Problem

A transport problem, modeling stationary transport in one direction, with a discontinuous solution is solved to illustrate the effect of streamline diffusion. A pure stationary transport problems contains a convective term only. This means that oscillations and instabilities from the numerical method are some factors that need to be addressed. Streamline diffusion stabilizes oscillations ...

1D Plane Slider bearing

This benchmark model computes the load-carrying capacity of a one dimensional hydrodynamic slider bearing. The results are compared with analytic expressions obtained by solving the Reynolds equations directly in this simple case.

Pacemaker Electrode, Modeled with LiveLink for SolidWorks

This model, dealing with the current and potential distribution around one pair of electrodes, demonstrates how to synchronize and modify geometry in SolidWorks by using the LiveLink interface.

Heat-Sink Investigations using the Component Library

A common method for investigating a process or system is to first study the individual components in detail. You would then start by setting up detailed models for the various components and then merge them to describe the system as a whole. With COMSOL Multiphysics you can easily merge individual models to investigate how they interact as components in a system. This exercise illustrates ...

Squeeze Film Disc

This benchmark model computes the total force acting on a vibrating disc in the frequency and time domains and compares both results with expressions derived analytically. When the vibration amplitude is small enough that the system is linear the frequency and time domain results agree well with theory. Larger amplitude vibrations, which result in a non-linear response that cannot be modeled in ...

Inclined Screen

This model simulates the flow through a uniform inclined screen using the Screen feature in Single-Phase Flow physics and compares the results with an analytic solution.

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