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Joule Heating of a Microactuator - Distributed Parameter Version

Application ID: 16943


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 model takes advantage of the distributed parameter functionality in COMSOL. The model also demonstrates how you can measure the speedup of COMSOL on your cluster.

This application was built using the following:

COMSOL Multiphysics®

The combination of COMSOL® products required to model your application depends on the physics interfaces that define it. Particular physics interfaces may be common to several products (see the Specification Chart for more details). To determine the right combination of products for your project, you should evaluate all of your needs in light of each product's capabilities, consultation with the COMSOL Sales and Support teams, and the use of an evaluation license.