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FEM vs. FVM
Finite element methods, finite volume methods, or a hybrid approach: Which is the best choice for CFD? It depends on the fluid flow problem you’re trying to solve.
Defining a Multiphysics Model, Part 1: The Automatic Approach
There are 3 approaches to setting up a multiphysics model in the COMSOL® software: Fully automatic, manual with predefined couplings, and manual with user-defined couplings. Here, we discuss #1.
How to Use the Cluster Sweep Node in COMSOL Multiphysics®
Keep your cluster admin happy by using the Cluster Sweep node in COMSOL Multiphysics® to optimize the parallelization of parametric computations on clusters.
How to Automate Physics Choices and Studies Using Model Methods
The ability to create and use methods in COMSOL Multiphysics® is useful for automating your modeling processes, such as choosing physics and studies.
Exploiting Maximum Principles to Save Time and Resources
By exploiting maximum principles in large and complex models, you will save time and computational resources without having to buy a bigger computer or leave your model to solve overnight.
How to Run Simulations in Batch Mode from the Command Line
Do you find yourself creating new models in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software faster than you can launch them interactively in the COMSOL Desktop® environment? If having to wait for your current model to finish solving before launching the next one does not sound appealing, it’s time to learn how to run your simulations in Batch mode from the command line. As it turns out, this is quite a simple process.
Using the Domain Decomposition Solver for Thermoviscous Acoustics
In a recent blog post, we discussed how to use the Domain Decomposition solver for computing large problems in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and parallelizing computations on clusters. We show how to save memory by a spatial decomposition of the degrees of freedom on clusters and single-node computers with the Recompute and clear option. To further illustrate the Domain Decomposition solver and highlight reduced memory usage, let’s look at a thermoviscous acoustics problem: simulating the transfer impedance of a perforate.
Using the Domain Decomposition Solver in COMSOL Multiphysics®
The Domain Decomposition solver is a memory-efficient iterative algorithm with inherent parallelism on the geometric level. We can use this method to compute large modeling problems that can’t be solved with other direct or iterative methods. This solver’s primary field of application is on clusters, but it can also enable the solution of large problems on laptops and workstations. Let’s see how to use this functionality in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software.
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