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Application Builder

Helicopter Swashplate Multibody Analysis

Helicopter Swashplate Multibody Analysis

Built from a model of a helicopter swashplate, this application lets the user perform transient and eigenfrequency analyses. The user can adjust the forward speed and RPM of the helicopter, run the app, and analyze the simulation results.

Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Thermal Analysis

Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Thermal Analysis

This application was created using the Application Builder available in COMSOL Multiphysics® and a model of a Li-ion battery pack. The user can test different operating conditions, battery geometries, and other parameters in order to find the desired thermal behavior.

Pacemaker Electrode Simulation

Pacemaker Electrode Simulation

This model of a pacemaker electrode has been used to create an application that allows a user to virtually test different operating configurations on the device.

Halbach Rotor Design

Halbach Rotor Design

This application was created using a model of a Halbach rotor and the Application Builder available in COMSOL Multiphysics®. The user can test different rotor geometries and analyze the resulting magnetic field distribution.

Reciprocating Engine Performance Study

Reciprocating Engine Performance Study

This model of a three-cylinder reciprocating engine is turned into an application where the user can change operating parameters to predict the resulting force and stress in the engine components.

Mixer

Mixer

This application, created from a mixer model, allows the user to test different geometries and operating conditions to determine the necessary power and impeller torque.

Ray Optics Module

Newtonian Telescope

Newtonian Telescope

Simulation of a Newtonian telescope that uses a parabolic and a flat mirror for reflection. Results show the ray trajectories as they travel through the telescope and are reflected into the focal plane.

Czerny-Turner monochromator

Czerny-Turner monochromator

A Czerny-Turner monochromator used for separating polychromatic light into monochromatic rays. Simulation results show the trajectories and wavelengths in the optical signal.

Solar Dish Receiver

Solar Dish Receiver

A parabolic solar dish collects solar radiation for generating electrical power. The results of this simulation trace the ray trajectories as they reflect off the dish and are concentrated onto a thermal receiver.

Linear Wave Retarder

Linear Wave Retarder

Model of a wave retarder used to analyze the intensity and polarization of a ray transmitted between two polarizers.

Design Module

Impeller

Impeller

The loft capabilities in the Design Module allow the creation of blades like the ones in this model of an impeller.

Spherical Joint

Spherical Joint

Model of a spherical joint with fillets and chamfers at the intersections of the base, socket, and bearing stud. This geometry was created using the Design Module.

Flange

Flange

Model of a flange created using surfaces and the thicken feature available with the Design Module.

Crane Arm Cover

Crane Arm Cover

The Midsurface feature of the Design Module was used to create a surface from this 3D model of a crane arm cover.

Helicopter Swashplate Base

Helicopter Swashplate Base

The edges of the base of a helicopter swashplate have been chamfered using the Design Module.

Electrical

Magnetic Field Modeling

Magnetic Field Modeling

Simulation of a 4-pole pair Halbach rotor. Results show the magnetic flux density at a cross section.

Microwave Heating

Microwave Heating

Model of a microwave oven. Simulation results show the temperature and electric field distribution in the food.

RF Power Divider

RF Power Divider

Simulation results show the electric field distribution on top of microstrip lines in a Wilkinson power divider.

RF Corrugated Horn Antenna

RF Corrugated Horn Antenna

Model of a corrugated circular horn antenna. Simulation results show the electric field and radiation patterns around the antenna.

Helmholtz Coil

Helmholtz Coil

Simulation of a parallel pair of identical circular coils spaced one radius apart and wound so that the current flows through both coils in the same direction. Results show the uniform magnetic field between the coils.

Inductively Coupled Plasma Torch

Inductively Coupled Plasma Torch

Model of an inductively coupled plasma torch under atmospheric pressure. Simulation results reveal electrical and thermal characteristics of the torch.

LiveLink™ for Revit®

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Room Acoustics Simulation and LiveLink™ for Revit®

Simulation showing the acoustic pressure levels in a room due to a loudspeaker system. The model geometry was created in the building information modeling software Autodesk® Revit® Architecture and imported in COMSOL Multiphysics® using the LiveLink™ for Revit® add-on product.

Mechanical

Fan Assembly with Non-Conforming Mesh

Fan Assembly with Non-Conforming Mesh

Vibrational analysis of a fan assembly. Non-conforming meshes with "hanging nodes" use swept meshes in all domains, resulting in a mix of hexahedral and prism elements.

Modal Analysis of a Reciprocating Crankshaft

Modal Analysis of a Reciprocating Crankshaft

Modal analysis of a crankshaft subjected to constraints. Results show the first mode shape.

Eyeglass Fatigue Study

Eyeglass Fatigue Study

Simulation of metal eyeglass frames with a thin section between the two halves. Results predict strain and fatigue when the eyeglasses are subject to bending.

Heat Transfer in Carbon Fibers

Heat Transfer in Carbon Fibers

This model analyzes the heat transfer occurring in thermally anisotropic carbon fibers.

Melting Glass by Radiation

Melting Glass by Radiation

Melting glass is cooled by radiation in participating media to form the desired final shape.

Conjugate Heat Transfer in a Beaker

Conjugate Heat Transfer in a Beaker

Simulation of conjugate heat transfer with phase change in water in a beaker.

Room Acoustics and Loudspeaker Driver Analysis

Room Acoustics and Loudspeaker Driver Analysis

These simulations show the pressure distribution inside a room due to a speaker system.

Concert Hall Acoustics

Concert Hall Acoustics

This simulation of a concert hall uses ray acoustics to determine the sound pressure around the stage.

Acoustics of a Single-Family House

Acoustics of a Single-Family House

This simulation of a single-family house uses acoustic diffusion to determine the sound pressure levels inside the rooms.

Sedan Interior Acoustics Analysis

Sedan Interior Acoustics Analysis

This acoustic model shows the inside of a sedan and includes sound sources at typical loudspeaker locations. Simulation results predict the total acoustic pressure field.

Turbofan Noise Attenuation

Turbofan Noise Attenuation

Computational aeroacoustics (CAA) simulation of a turbofan. The model predicts the noise reduction due to an acoustic liner in the engine duct.

Fluid Flow

Turbulent Flow in a Pipe Elbow

Turbulent Flow in a Pipe Elbow

Simulation of turbulent flow in a piping system. Results show a separation zone after the bend and vortices in the outlet section.

Turbulent Combustion in a Jet Burner

Turbulent Combustion in a Jet Burner

Simulation of turbulent combustion in a round jet burner. Results show the temperature and CO2 mass fraction in the reacting jet.

Ground Heat Recovery for Floor Heating

Ground Heat Recovery for Floor Heating

Geothermal heating is an environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient way to heat homes. This simulation analyzes the thermal behavior of a pipe pattern embedded in subsurface soil.

Circulating Flow in a Fluidized Bed

Circulating Flow in a Fluidized Bed

Model of a chemical reactor where the dispersed phase is fluidized by a gas and transported through a vertical riser. Simulation results show the dispersed phase volume fraction.

Molecular Flux inside an RF Coupler

Molecular Flux inside an RF Coupler

Simulation of molecular flow through an RF coupler with two vacuum pumps. Results compute the molecule transmission probability using both the angular coefficient method and the Monte Carlo method.

Geothermal Heating in a Pond

Geothermal Heating in a Pond

Model of fluid circulating in an underwater geothermal heating system. Simulation results show the temperature distribution in the pipe network.

Compaction in a Multilateral Well

Compaction in a Multilateral Well

This 3D poroelastic simulation estimates the compaction due to pumping in a multilateral well. Subsurface fluid flow with Darcy's law is coupled to structural displacements for stress-strain analysis.

Pressure-Driven Flow in a Lamella Mixer

Pressure-Driven Flow in a Lamella Mixer

Simulation of pressure-driven flow in the microchannels of a lamella mixer. Results show the solute concentration and flow velocity streamlines.

Cooling Airflow Across a Heat Sink

Cooling Airflow Across a Heat Sink

Simulation of conjugate heat transfer in an aluminum heat sink cooled by a fan. Results show the air pressure and velocity streamlines where fluid density and viscosity are temperature-dependent.

Chemical

Plate Reactor

Plate Reactor

Simulation of reaction kinetics and conjugate heat transfer in a plate reactor.

Biosensor Flow Cell

Biosensor Flow Cell

Simulation of a flow cell containing micropillars coated with an active material to support the adsorption of an analyte. Results show velocity streamlines and the concentration distribution of the adsorbed species.

Inductor Coil Electrodeposition

Inductor Coil Electrodeposition

Simulation of the electrodeposition of an inductor coil using a thin photoresist mask. Results show the current density and electrolyte concentration during the deposition process.

Macromolecule Separation by Electrophoresis

Macromolecule Separation by Electrophoresis

Model of free flow electrophoresis used to separate mixed proteins in a carrier fluid. Results show the stream separation due to an electric field as it resolves into six sections around isoelectric points.

Multipurpose

Crane Arm Optimization

Crane Arm Optimization

Model of a truck crane used for handling large loads. The simulation analyzes rigid body movement and predicts forces on the crane's axles and hydraulic cylinders. Results are used to optimize the position of link mechanisms in the base.

Bracket Optimization

Bracket Optimization

Simulation of a bracket used for mounting heavy components on vibrating foundations. Results show the stress in the steel under asymmetrical loading and the optimized bracket shape.

Optimization of a Horn

Optimization of a Horn

Simulation of a conical horn with axisymmetric geometry. Results are used to optimized the horn shape with respect to the far-field sound pressure level.

CVD Chamber Design

CVD Chamber Design

Simulation of a CVD chamber created using the Particle Tracing Module. Results show the particle velocities and trajectories as they are released in cones and slowed by the surrounding fluid.