Child pages
  • COMSOL tutorial for ES 176/ES 276 (MEMS -- 11/04/2015, 11/11/2015)
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

When and Where

Date and time: November 04, 2015 (5:00 - 8:00 PM) – Introduction to COMSOL (Plane Poiseuille Flow), 
                                                                                         Microfluidics (H-Cell Mixer - Fluid Mechanics, Chemical Diffusion)
Date and time: November 11, 2015 (11:00 - 1:00 PM) – MEMS Energy Harvester (Heat Transfer, Solid Mechanics)

                                                                                            Piezoelectric Shear Bender (Electrostatics, Solid Mechanics)

For those who could not attend the second tutorial on 11/11/2015, the model instructions and screencasts (mp4 videos) are 

made available below.

Place: Pierce 12 A, 29 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Speaker: K. Indireshkumar (Kumar)

                  Computational Scientist, SEAS Computing

Important Notice:

This is a hands-on tutorial. As spacing is limited to only 17 students, registration is strongly recommended.

Registration link:

We also recommend you visit this page to find out about schedule changes and the latest information about the tutorial.



MEMS Energy Harvester:

Instructions: comsol-mems-energy-harvester.pdf

Energy Harvester – Introduction (Screencast)

Energy Harvester – COMSOL Modeling (Screencast)

Piezoelectric Shear Bender:

For Piezoelectric actuator, download the PDF for COMSOL 5.2 from:

Click on "Download the Application Files" and download models.mems.shear_bender.pdf.

Piezoelectric Shear Bender -- Introduction (Screencast)

Piezoelectric Shear Bender -- COMSOL Modeling (Screencast)

Other COMSOL Models not covered in the class:

Micromixer – 3D model (from COMSOL site):

Introductory COMSOL videos are also on the COMSOL website. Here is one: