Application Gallery

The Application Gallery features COMSOL Multiphysics tutorial and demo app files pertinent to the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. You can download ready-to-use tutorial models and demo apps with step-by-step instructions for how to create them yourself. The examples in the gallery serve as a great starting point for your own simulation work.
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Four-Bar Mechanism with Assembly Defect

This is a benchmark model for flexible multibody dynamics. This model simulates the dynamic behavior of a planar four-bar mechanism when one of the joints has a defect. The out-of-plane motion in the mechanism, caused by the defect in the joint, is compared with the results from the reference.

Electrical Heating in a Busbar

This tutorial model of the Joule heating effect in a busbar demonstrates how to synchronize an assembly between Pro/ENGINEER and COMSOL, how to modify the geometry from COMSOL, and how to run a geometric parametric sweep.

Motion of Trapped Protons in Earth's Magnetic Field

This model demonstrates the path of non-relativistic protons within Earth's magnetic field. Due to the dipole nature of Earth's magnetic field, charged particles, such as electrons and protons, can get trapped in stable configurations within it for long periods of time. These configurations involve the particles rapidly bouncing from magnetic pole to magnetic pole, and drifting around the ...

Instability of a Space Arc Frame

This model illustrates the instability of a space arc frame under concentrated vertical loading. A small lateral load is applied to break the symmetry of the structure. Members in the frame are modeled using geometrically nonlinear beam elements. The results are compared with available literature data.

GaAs p-n Junction Infrared LED Diode

This model simulates an LED that emits in the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The device structure is made up of a single p-n junction formed by a layer of p-type doping near the top surface of an otherwise n-type wafer. This kind of device geometry is simple and cheap to produce and similar LEDs are found in many household applications, e.g. the IR emitters in TV remote ...

Corrugated Circular Horn Antenna Simulator (RF Application)

The excited TE mode from a circular waveguide passes along the corrugated inner surface of a circular horn antenna where a TM mode is also generated. When combined, these two modes give lower cross-polarization at the antenna aperture. By using this application, the antenna radiation characteristics, as well as aperture cross-polarization ratio can be improved by modifying the geometry of the ...

Transparent Light Pipe

Light pipes are structures that can be used to transport light between different locations. In general, they can be divided into two major groups: tubes lined with a reflective coating and transparent solids that contain light via total internal reflection. In this tutorial, light is transported through a bent light pipe by total internal reflection. The effect of the pipe shape on the ...

Programming of a Floating Gate EEPROM Device

This model calculates the current and charge characteristics of a floating gate Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) device. A stationary study demonstrates the effects of varying the charge stored on the floating gate by computing Current-Voltage curves as a function of the control gate voltage for two different amounts of stored charge. Time dependent studies are then ...

Modeling a Biconical Antenna for EMI/EMC Testing

Biconical antennas are popular for very high frequency (VHF) measurement because they support a wide frequency range. They are also useful for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing where the antenna can be used as an RF source in susceptibility or immunity test. This model simulates a biconical antenna made of lightweight hexagonal frames that are preferred over solid cones for ...

Neutralization of a Proton Beam through a Charge Exchange Cell

Gas cells have several applications in the design of scientific instruments. A gas cell is used to define a high-pressure region within the instrument's main vacuum system. For example, in this application, note we are designing a high-pressure region 100 mm long, with an operating pressure of 1e-3 Torr inside the collision cell and a main vacuum system pressure of 1e-5 Torr. In mass ...

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