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Results / Contours and Isosurfaces

Show results using colored lines or surfaces.

Contour and Isosurface plots are used in postprocessing to visualize scalar quantities and fields in your simulation results. Contour plots display your results on a series of colored regions or lines. Isosurface plots display your results on a set of colored surfaces where the results quantity is constant.

Watch this video to learn how to use these plot types to fit the needs of your COMSOL Multiphysics® model. For the heat sink model shown here, we can add contours or isosurfaces to show the temperature changing with distance from the heat sink.

Exercise Files
contours_isosurfaces_complete.mph Download
contours_isosurfaces_start.mph Download
heat_sink_guide.pdf Download