COMSOL announces the latest version of COMSOL Multiphysics version 5.4, which in addition to two new products provides performance improvements and additional modeling tools. COMSOL Compiler allows you to create standalone COMSOL Multiphysics applications. Compiled applications are bundled with COMSOL Runtime - no COMSOL Multiphysics or COMSOL Server license required to run. You can distribute such applications with no further license fees. "Specialists can create simulation applications with the Application Builder that we released a few years ago. This has provided a new way for teams of engineers and scientists to bring the use of simulation to non-specialists. A little later we released COMSOL Server which is used to deploy and administrate applications via a Web interface. With COMSOL Compiler we are taking things to the next level by letting specialists compile an application into a single executable file for unlimited use and distribution. This is a level of freedom that the industry has not seen before," said Svante Littmarck, president and CEO, COMSOL.
New Composite Materials Module
"The Composite Materials Module delivers modeling tools for users working with layered materials," said Pawan Soami, technical product manager at COMSOL. "Composite laminated structures could have more than a hundred layers and setting up such a simulation is cumbersome without dedicated tools. We now offer such tools," continues Soami.
By combining the composite materials module with new functionality for layered shells available in the heat transfer module and the AC/DC Module, users can perform multiphysics analysis such as Joule heating with thermal expansion.
"The ability to couple structural mechanics analysis in layered shells with heat transfer and electromagnetics, provides users with unique multiphysics modeling capabilities," says Nicolas Huc, technical product manager at COMSOL. An important application of multiphysics analysis in laminated materials is managing the impact of lightning strikes on wings and wind turbine blades within aerospace and wind power industries.
Enhancements to COMSOL Multiphysics and add-on products
COMSOL Multiphysics version 5.4 comes with numerous productivity improvements such as the ability to use multiple parameter sets in a model, including parametric sweeping over multiple parameter sets. Furthermore, users can now organize the Model Builder nodes into groups and assign custom coloring schemes to geometry models.
Among the various performance improvements is the updated memory allocation scheme that gives several times faster computations in the Windows 7 and 10 operating systems for computers with more than 8 processor cores.
The AC/DC Module features a new part library with fully parametric and ready-to-use coils and magnetic cores. The CFD Module comes with large eddy simulations (LES) and significantly updated modeling tools for multiphase flow.
in version 5.4
- COMSOL Compiler: For creating standalone executable applications. - Composite Materials Module: For modeling layered materials. - COMSOL Multiphysics: Multiple parameter nodes in the Model Builder. Group Model Builder nodes into folders. Coloring of physics and geometry selections. Several times faster solution time in the Windows 7 and 10 operating systems for computers with more than 8 processor cores. - Multiphysics: Heat transfer, electric currents, and Joule heating in thin layered structures. - Electromagnetics: Fully parametric and ready-to-use parts for coils and magnetic cores. Structural-thermal-optical-performance (STOP) analysis for ray optics. - Structural: Shock response spectrum analysis. Material activation for additive manufacturing. - Acoustics: Acoustic ports. Nonlinear acoustics Westervelt model. - Fluid flow: Large eddy simulation (LES). Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) for multiphase flow and multibody dynamics. - Heat transfer: Heat radiation with diffuse-specular reflections and semi-transparent surfaces. Light-diffusion equation. - Chemical: Lumped models for batteries. Updated thermodynamics interface. - Optimization: New topology optimization tool.
About Comsol Multiphysics. You can use COMSOL Multiphysics and the suite of add-on products for any combination of electrical, mechanical, fluid flow, or chemical applications. The software lets you simulate any physics-based system that can be described with partial differential equations (PDEs). Version 5.3 provides simulation specialists with notable performance improvements and powerful app design and deployment capabilities with new modeling and development tools, solvers, and user-driven features. In many cases, users will experience a speedup of ten times or more in software responsiveness, such as in preprocessing tasks for handling models with several thousand boundaries and domains. With version 5.3 the boundary element method (BEM) is available for modeling electrostatics and corrosion effects. The Boundary Element method enables users to simulate models with infinite domains and voids, as well as to quickly set up simulations that combine wires, beams, surfaces, and solids in the same model. Typical uses for this functionality include the modeling of electrical cathodic protection, cables, or capacitive sensors. The algebraic multigrid (AMG) solver allows for solving large fluid flow problems with a single mesh level. The simulation process is more robust for problems such as fluid-structure interaction in a solar panel. Users handling large CFD models will benefit from the new algebraic multigrid (AMG) solver implemented in version 5.3. The AMG solver requires only a single mesh level and is now the default option for many fluid flow and transport phenomena interfaces. Users modeling turbulent flows can benefit from more robust computations with the automatic treatment of walls. This feature blends high-fidelity low-Reynolds formulation with wall functions. A Powerful Suite of Development Tools for Increased Productivity: The Model Builder now more rapidly handles geometry and mesh operations for models with large arrays and complicated solid operations in 3D. A new option for automatic geometry defeaturing through virtual geometry operations is now available to users. With the introduction of model methods in version 5.3, it is easy to automate repetitive operations directly in the Model Builder. The Application Libraries feature more than 50 new and updated tutorial models, allowing users to quickly adopt new features, tools, and modeling techniques. The tutorials span several areas, from permanent magnet motors, cables, and horn antennas, to supersonic flows, electronics cooling, and vibration and noise in a gearbox. More Functionality for App Design and Deployment: The Application Builder allows simulation specialists to create apps based on their multiphysics models. The app interface can be easily customized and accessed via a browser or a Windows client, which connects to a local installation of COMSOL Server. Updates to COMSOL Server include comprehensive log files for user activity as well as a centralized cluster administration setting in the COMSOL Server web interface for easy setup of running apps on clusters. In the Application Builder, app designers can now define customized actions when clicking on Descriptions in graphics objects, enabling the easy creation of interactive apps.
About COMSOL Inc. 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 creating physics-based models and simulation applications. A particular strength is its ability to account for coupled or multiphysics phenomena. Add-on products expand the simulation platform for electromagnetics, structural, acoustics, fluid flow, heat transfer, and chemical applications. Interfacing tools enable the integration of COMSOL Multiphysics simulations with all major technical computing and CAD tools on the CAE market. Simulation experts rely on COMSOL Server to deploy applications to their design teams, manufacturing departments, test laboratories, and customers throughout the world. Founded in 1986, COMSOL has 19 offices worldwide and extends its reach with a network of distributors.
Product: Comsol Multiphysics Version: 5.4.0 Build 225 Supported Architectures: x64 Website Home Page :www.comsol.com Language: english System Requirements: PC / MacOsx / Linux Supported Operating Systems:system-requirement Size: 4.4 Gb