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Convective Cooling of a Busbar

This is a template MPH-file containing the physics interfaces and the parameterized geometry for the model Electrical Heating in a Busbar.

Diffraction Grating

This model uses the Wave Optics Module and the Ray Optics module to model the propagation of rays through a diffraction grating at different angles of incidence. It uses the S-parameters computed by the Electromagnetic Waves, Frequency Domain interface on a unit cell of the grating to specify the reflectivity and transmissivity of each diffraction order in the Geometrical Optics interface, ...

Red Blood Cell Separation

Dielectrophoresis (DEP) occurs when a force is exerted on a dielectric particle as it is subjected to a nonuniform electric field. DEP has many applications in the field of biomedical devices used for biosensors, diagnostics, particle manipulation and filtration (sorting), particle assembly, and more. The DEP force is sensitive to the size, shape, and dielectric properties of the particles. ...

Scatterer on Substrate

A plane TE-polarized electromagnetic wave is incident on a gold nanoparticle on a dielectric substrate. The absorption and scattering cross-sections of the particle are computed for a few different polar and azimuthal angles of incidence. The model first computes a background field from the plane wave incident on the substrate, and then uses that to arrive at the total field with the ...

Rock Fracture Flow

A potential flow model of fluid flow in a rock fracture uses the so-called Reynolds equation. It shows how to use experimental data interpolated to a function used in the equation.

Loaded Spring — Using Global Equations to Satisfy Constraints

Global equations are a way of adding an additional equation to a model. A global equation can be used to describe a load, constraint, material property, or anything else in the model that has a uniquely definable solution. In this example, a structural mechanics model of a spring is augmented by a global equation which solves for the load to achieve a desired spring displacement.

Generator in 2D

In this model, a rotor with permanent magnets and a nonlinear magnetic material rotates within a stator of the same magnetic material. The generated voltage in windings around the stator is calculated as a function of time. COMSOL Multiphysics models the rotation with assemblies and identity pairs. The nonlinearity of the magnetic material is also taken into account using an interpolation ...

Photonic Crystal

Photonic crystal devices are periodic structures of alternating layers of materials with different refractive indices. Waveguides that are confined inside of a photonic crystal can have very sharp low-loss bends, which may enable an increase in integration density of several orders of magnitude. This is a study of a photonic crystal waveguide. The crystal features a grid of GaAs pillars. ...

Diffraction Patterns

This example resembles the well-known 2-slit interference experiment often demonstrated in schools with water waves or sound. This model mimics the plane-wave excitation with two thin waveguides leading to slits in a screen, and it computes the diffraction pattern on the screen’s other side. This diffraction pattern is clearly visible. The main effect of quantization is that the numerical ...

Vacuum Drying

Vacuum drying is a chemical process frequently used in the pharmaceutical and food industries to remove water or an organic solvent from a wet powder. When designing a vacuum drying system, engineers aim to minimize the drying time while maintaining high quality in the product. This model investigates vacuum drying in a Nutsche filter-dryer, which consists of a cylindrical drum filled with wet ...