In accordance with our Quality Policy, COMSOL maintains a library of hundreds of documented model examples that are regularly tested against the latest version of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, including benchmark problems from ASME and NAFEMS, as well as TEAM problems.

Our Verification and Validation (V&V) test suite provides consistently accurate solutions that are compared against analytical results and established benchmark data. The documented models below are part of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software’s built-in Application Libraries. They include reference values and sources for a wide range of benchmarks, as well as step-by-step instructions to reproduce the expected results on your own computer. You can use these models not only to document your software quality assurance (SQA) and numerical code verification (NCV) efforts, but also as part of an in-house training program.


Ray Release from a Dipole Antenna Source (3D)

In this tutorial model, the far-field radiation pattern of a dipole antenna is computed in a 3D model component. Then, in a separate 3D model component, a ray is released using the far-field radiation pattern to initialize the ray's intensity, polarization, and phase. Saiba Mais

Chlorine Discharge Global Model

Plasma discharges containing chlorine are commonly used to etch semiconductors and metals in microelectronics fabrication. This tutorial model studies chlorine plasma discharges using a global (volume-averaged) diffusion model. Global diffusion models can run simulations in a fraction ... Saiba Mais

1D Isothermal Zinc-Silver Oxide Battery

Zinc-Silver oxide (Zn-AgO) batteries are used in different industries due to their high capacity per unit weight. In this work, discharge of a Zn-AgO battery is simulated using the *Battery with Binary Electrolyte* interface. The electrochemical reactions in the positive and negative ... Saiba Mais

k·p Method for Strained Wurtzite GaN Band Structure

This benchmark model computes the valence band structure of an unstrained and a strained bulk GaN wurtzite crystal, as a tutorial for users who wish to set up multiple wave function components with the Schrödinger Equation interface. The model follows the formulation given in the ... Saiba Mais

Uniform Layer Waveguide

Whenever dimensions in waveguides become small compared to the viscous and thermal boundary layers it is necessary to model acoustics using thermoacoustics. In the present model the thermoacoustic wave field in a shallow uniform waveguide is modeled and compared to an analytical solution. Saiba Mais

Degradation of DNA in Plasma

Biotechnology is a rapidly growing area in the pharmaceutical sciences. One example of a clinical application is gene therapy, where it is possible to produce proteins in vivo, using the body’s own mechanisms for protein production. Major issues in gene delivery involve the transport of ... Saiba Mais

Discharge and Self-Discharge of a Lead-Acid Battery

Lead-acid batteries are widely used as starting batteries for various traction applications such as cars and trucks and so forth. The reason for this is the fairly low cost in combination with the performance robustness for a broad range of operating conditions. However, one drawback of ... Saiba Mais

Ray Release from a Dipole Antenna Source (2D Axisymmetric)

In this tutorial model, the far-field radiation pattern of a dipole antenna is computed in a 2D axisymmetric model component. Then, in a separate 3D model component, a ray is released using the far-field radiation pattern to initialize the ray's intensity, polarization, and phase. Saiba Mais

1D Isothermal Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery

This model simulates the discharge of a Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery using the Battery with Binary Electrolyte interface. The geometry is in one dimension and the model is isothermal. The model serves as an introduction to NiMH modeling, and can be further extended to include ... Saiba Mais

Wetting and Drying Paths for Partially Saturated Soil with the Extended Barcelona Basic Model

Experiments on dry and wet soil samples are performed to understand their behavior under different loading conditions. In this example, the Extended Barcelona Basic (BBMx) soil model is used to simulate the wetting and drying paths in partially saturated soil samples under cyclic ... Saiba Mais

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