COMSOL Multiphysics

Selection of Exterior Boundaries

At virtually every step of the model creation process, you need to select and apply materials, physics boundary conditions, and other settings to your model geometry. Bookkeeping of these settings can be challenging, especially when you re dealing with large, complex geometries and multiple physics interfaces. In COMSOL Multiphysics, Selections provides a tool to organize your model

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Adaptive Meshing for CFD

Developing solutions using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) often challenges simulation engineers. These simulations may require long computational times and large amounts of computer memory. AltaSim regularly solves complex CFD problems and finds that meshing is a critical component for run-time and computer memory issues. To help you solve your CFD problems with less frustration and

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Temperature-Dependent Coefficients of Thermal Expansion

Making accurate physics predictions using simulations requires a knowledge of the material properties and how to implement them correctly in the software. This is particularly important in analyses involving thermal expansion when the coefficients of thermal expansion (CTEs) of the materials vary significantly with temperature. For example, optical devices that operate in the vacuum of

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How to Export Plot Data in COMSOL Multiphysics

Post processing is the last of the five primary steps of simulation development. This step represents the payoff from all the hard work of the previous steps, and it drives the deeper understanding of the design that engineers obtain though simulation. A simulation engineer can significantly improve their understanding, and better communicate that understanding, when

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Solver Improvement in COMSOL Multiphysics Version 5.6

At AltaSim, we await COMSOL’s improvements to their software with great anticipation.  We take time to evaluate these changes to determine what we can use to better serve our clients.  Based on our review, we also pass on our insights via Tips & Tricks. Version 5.6 of COMSOL Multiphysics has introduced serval solver improvements that

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Data Storage Options for Dynamic Simulations

Many simulations are quasi-static, or steady state, because the results are independent of time.  Time dependent simulations introduce additional challenges over time independent cases.  The data generated during a time dependent simulation could be many gigabytes.  Thus, the simulation engineer needs to balance the volume of output data with their needs for data at critical

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