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From Surface Mesh to Geometry: STL Import of a Vertebra

This tutorial demonstrates how to import and create a geometry from a surface mesh saved in the STL format. The instructions detail how to remove isolated faces from the imported STL mesh, how to use the geometry import parameters, and how to create volumes for simulation both on the ... Read More

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 ... Read More

Joule Heating of a Microactuator — Distributed Parameter Version

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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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. ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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]( ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More