Swirl Flow Around a Rotating Disk

Application ID: 616

Swirl flow is an application that involves steady rotational flow around an axis. Rather than modeling this process in 3D, COMSOL Multiphysics provides a 2D axisymmetric interface where the flow in the rotational direction is still included in the equations.

This example shows the effect of a rotating cylinder on the flow in a container. Such applications are often used in chemical kinetic experimental devices known as rotating disk electrodes.

This model is included as an example in the following products:

CFD Module