Modeling Irregular Shapes by Using Interpolation and Image Data

Application ID: 55641


This file shows how to create a surface of an irregular shape based on text, image, or elevation data. This approach is best suited for data where the height (or elevation) is a function of x- and y-coordinates.

The data is of the Matterhorn, a European mountain located in the Alps.

In short, the procedure includes:

  • Importing a text file, image file, or elevation data into a function feature
  • Creating a parametric surface
  • Uniting the surface with a solid
  • Removing domains (optional)

Learn more in this blog post: "How to Build Geometries from Elevation Data to Model Irregular Shapes"

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:

COMSOL Multiphysics®