Comsol Multiphysics and Comsol Server updated

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Last modified: 8 May 2023

Comsol, the leading provider of multiphysics modeling, simulation, and application design software, today announced the latest release of the Comsol Multiphysics® and Comsol Server™ simulation software environment. Hundreds of user-driven features and enhancements to Comsol Multiphysics®, Comsol Server™, and add-on products have been implemented with an emphasis on accuracy, usability, and productivity. From new solvers and methods, to application design and deployment tools, Comsol® software version 5.2a expands the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical design and optimization capabilities.

In Comsol Multiphysics 5.2a, three new solvers deliver faster and more memory efficient computations. The smoothed aggregation algebraic multigrid (SA-AMG) solver has proven to be particularly efficient for linear elastic analysis, but is also applicable to many other types of analyses. The domain decomposition solver has been optimized for handling large multiphysics models. The domain decomposition solver provides simulation specialists with a robust and flexible technology to more efficiently compute strongly-coupled multiphysics applications which previously required a memory-hungry direct solver. A new explicit solver based on the discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method for acoustics in the time-domain is now available.

The complete suite of computational tools provided by Comsol Multiphysics® software and its Application Builder allows simulation specialists to design and optimize their products and create apps for the benefit of colleagues and customers. Simulation apps allow users without any previous experience using simulation software to run the apps for their specific purpose. With version 5.2a, app designers can build even more dynamic apps, centralize unit handling to better serve teams working across different countries, and include hyperlinks and videos.
Apps can be deployed throughout organizations using the Comsol client for Windows® or web browser by connecting to a Comsol Server™ installation. This provides a cost-effective solution for managing how apps are used. In this latest version, administrators can customize the visual appearance and style of Comsol Server™ software for branding purposes.

Version 5.2a delivers user-driven, new and enhanced functionality from core technology to specialized boundary conditions and material libraries. For example, the tetrahedral meshing algorithm with an included state-of-the-art quality optimization algorithm has made it easier than ever to create coarse meshes used for the preliminary study of complicated CAD geometries that feature many thin parts.

Using Comsol Multiphysics®, Application Builder, and Comsol Server™, simulation specialists have access to a fully integrated software environment to create applications that will best serve their specific industry in a dynamic, easy to use, quick to implement format that can be scaled for global benefit.

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COMSOL is a global provider of simulation software for product design and research to technical enterprises, research labs, and universities. Its COMSOL Multiphysics® product is an integrated software environment for... Read more