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Materials / Material Sweeps

Sweep through and compare different materials. Duration: 4:56

Deciding which materials will perform best, subject to your design and performance requirements, is an important part of product development. As a result, selecting and then testing different materials is oftentimes necessary. When using simulation software, this means re-solving a simulation multiple times. Instead of having to manually change the materials specified in your model and re-solve your simulation each time, you can automate this process in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software by performing a material sweep.

A Material Sweep study solves your model with materials that you specify and provides you with comparative results of how those materials affect your model. This is done by adding a material Switch node, specifying the materials to switch between, and then adding a material sweep to your study.

Watch the video to see how to implement this type of parametric study using the COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation software.

Exercise Files
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