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Implementing a Point Source

This model solves the Poisson equation on a unit disk with a point source in the origin. The easiest way to describe a point source in COMSOL Multiphysics is by using an extra weak term. To obtain the weak formulation of the general Poisson equation, we multiply it with a test function u_test and integrate over the domain. The mesh density is dense, close to the origin, so as to resolve the ...

Steady-State 1D Heat Transfer with Radiation

The example shows a 1D steady-state thermal analysis including radiation to a prescribed ambient temperature. The temperature field from the solution of this benchmark model is compared with a NAFEMS benchmark solution.

Automotive Muffler

This model simulates the pressure wave propagation in a muffler for a combustion engine. It uses a general approach for analysis of damping of the propagation of harmonic pressure waves. The model is solved in the frequency domain and provides efficient damping in a frequency range of 100-1000 Hz.

Pacemaker Electrode

This model illustrates the use of COMSOL Multiphysics for modeling of ionic current distribution problems in electrolytes, in this case in human tissue. The problem is exemplified on a pacemaker electrode, but it can be applied in electrochemical cells like fuel cells, batteries, corrosion protection, or any other process where ionic conduction takes place in the absence of concentration ...

Electric Sensor

This is a model from electric impedance tomography, a method of imaging the interior permittivity distribution of a body by measuring current and voltage at the surface. This model demonstrates how the shape and placement of figures with different material properties inside a closed box can be determined with this non-invasive technique. Applying a potential difference on the boundaries of ...

The Shallow Water Equations

The Shallow Water equations are frequently used for modeling both oceanographic and atmospheric fluid flow. Models of such systems lead to the prediction of areas eventually affected by pollution, coast erosion and polar ice-cap melting. Comprehensive modeling of such phenomena using physical descriptions such as the Navier-Stokes equations can often be problematic, due to the scale of the ...

Stresses in a Pulley

The stresses in a pulley connected to an engine that drives another pulley are studied in this model. A parametric analysis is conducted in order to study how the rotational speed affects the stress distribution in the pulley. The power at the pulley shaft remains constant, the moment (defined by the ratio of the power by the rotational speed) will thus decrease with increased speed. This ...

Tubular Reactor with Nonisothermal Cooling Jacket

Chemical engineering students can model a nonideal tubular reactor, including radial and axial variations in temperature and composition, and investigate the impact of different operating conditions with this easy-to-use app. The process described by the Tubular Reactor with Nonisothermal Cooling Jacket app is the exothermic reaction of propylene oxide with water to form propylene glycol, ...

Shock Tube

A shock tube is a device for studying shock waves. Prior to starting an experiment, a diaphragm inside the tube blocks any flow. You increase the pressure on one side, such as with a compressor, and then start the flow by rupturing the diaphragm. The gas expands down the other half of the tube. Through optical means you can observe the flow and model the action of shocks. A pressurized tube ...

Eigenvalue Analysis of a Crankshaft

This model describes a modal analysis of a crankshaft. The pistons’ reciprocating movement is transferred to the crankshaft through connecting rods by means of crankshaft throws. The forces, torques, and bending moments, which are highly variable both in time and space, subject the crankshaft to very high and complex loading. The crankshaft design must therefore incorporate careful and ...