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Lid-Driven Cavity

This example demonstrates how to define the lid-driven cavity benchmark in the field of computational fluid dynamics. In the model setup, a 2D square cavity has a tangentially moving wall that induces a large vortex in the center of the cavity, and small vortices in the corners. The ... Read More

Setting up Periodic Heat Loads for Simulation

This example exemplifies how to model applications subjected to periodic heat loads. A more detailed description of the phenomenon, and the modeling process, can be seen in the blog post "[Modeling a Periodic Heat Load](". Read More

Thermal Controller, Reduced Order Model

Large FEM simulations can be costly and, if repeated simulations are needed, it can be beneficial to use reduced-order models (ROMs). ROMs are typically valid only in the vicinity of their design conditions and have lower accuracy, but the simulation time is significantly shorter. The ... Read More

Beam Subjected to Traveling Load

As an example of how to build an app using the Application Builder, this application simulates the transient response of a beam, or bridge, that is placed on several equidistant supports and is subjected to a traveling load. The purpose of the Beam Subjected to Traveling Load app is to ... Read More

How to Generate Randomized Inhomogeneous Material Data

These examples demonstrate how to generate and visualize randomized material data with specified statistical properties determined by a spectral density distribution by using the tools available under the _Results_ node. In the blog post associated with these files, "[How to Generate ... Read More

Isospectral Drums

Striking a drum excites a spectrum of vibration modes that together make up the instrument’s characteristic sound or acoustic signal. These vibration modes correspond to the eigenmodes, or eigenfunctions, of the drum’s membrane. Thus you can study this problem by solving eigenvalue ... Read More

Modeling the Behavior of a Thermostat

This example exemplifies how to model applications using the *Events* Interface where a thermostat is sumlated. A more detailed description of the phenomenon and the modeling process can be seen in the blog post "[Implementing a Thermostat with the Events Interface]( ... Read More

Modeling Phase Change with Hysteresis

This example exemplifies how to model thermal phase change that is subject to hysteresis. A more detailed description of the phenomenon, and the modeling process, can be seen in the blog post "[Thermal Modeling of Phase-Change Materials with Hysteresis]( ... Read More

Modeling Irregular Shapes by Using Interpolation and Image Data

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 ... Read More

Electrical Heating in a Busbar Assembly

This tutorial analyzes the resistive heating (Joule heating) of a busbar assembly designed to conduct a direct current from a current source to the anode in an electrolysis process. Read More