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Transmission Line Parameter Calculator

Transmission line theory is a cornerstone in the teaching of RF and microwave engineering. Transmission lines are used to guide waves of electromagnetic fields at radio frequencies. They exist in a variety of forms, many of which are adapted for easy fabrication and employment in printed circuit board (PCB) designs. Often, they are used to carry information, with minimal loss and distortion, ...

Modeling Material Removal through Thermal Ablation

This example exemplifies how to model thermal ablation by taking into account material removal. A more detailed description of the phenomenon and the modeling process can be seen in the blog post "[Modeling Thermal Ablation for Material Removal](".

Laser Heating of a Silicon Wafer with Ablation

When modeling a manufacturing process, such as the heating of an object, it is possible for irreversible damage to occur due to a change in temperature. This may even be a desired step in the process. With the *Previous Solution* operator, we can model such damage in COMSOL Multiphysics. Here, we will look at the “baking off” of a thin coating on a wafer heated by a laser.

The Black-Scholes Equation

The Black-Scholes equation, computes the value u of a European stock option. Black-Scholes derived an analytical expression for the solution to this problem. However, the formula works only for certain cases; for instance, you cannot employ it when sigma and r are functions of x and t. Here, sigma denotes the volatility, r the continuous compounding rate of interest, and x the underlying asset ...

Creating a Random Geometry

Say you would like to simulate a natural material or an arrangement of parts that have some known statistical distribution of dimensional variations. In such cases, you can create a random geometry based on these variations. This model file is an example that demonstrates how to create a random array of spheres representing the holes in a wheel of (Swiss) cheese. It is a simple demonstration ...

Quadrupole Lens

Just like optical lenses focus light, electric and magnetic lenses can be used for focusing beams of charged particles. This COMSOL Multiphysics model shows the path of B5+ ions passing through a focusing system of three magnetic quadrupoles. Each of the quadropoles focus the beam of ions in one transverse direction and defocus it in the other. The net effect on the beam after traveling ...

Setting up Periodic Heat Loads for Simulation

This example exemplifies how to model applications subjected to periodic heat loads. A more detailed description of the phenomenon, and the modeling process, can be seen in the blog post "[Modeling a Periodic Heat Load](".

Thermal Controller, Reduced Order Model

Large FEM simulations can be costly and, if repeated simulations are needed, it can be beneficial to use reduced-order models (ROMs). ROMs are typically valid only in the vicinity of their design conditions and have lower accuracy, but the simulation time is significantly shorter. The objective for model reduction is to provide a sufficiently accurate representation of the input-output dynamics ...

Stiffness Analysis of a Communication Mast's Diagonal Mounting

Communication masts usually have a framework with a bolted triangular lattice design. The diagonals of the framework are assembled from several parts and welded together. When operating under a given wind load at a specific location, the antenna’s total rotation angle should stay below a certain limit to ensure uninterrupted communications. For the type of mast in this model, the engineers ...

Modeling the Behavior of a Thermostat

This example exemplifies how to model applications using the *Events* Interface where a thermostat is sumlated. A more detailed description of the phenomenon and the modeling process can be seen in the blog post "[Implementing a Thermostat with the Events Interface](".