Comsol Multiphysics (update2)

Comsol Multiphysics (update2) | 3.5 GB
COMSOL, the leading provider of multiphysics modeling and simulation software, announced the update2 of the COMSOL Multiphysics software version 5.1, the first and only integrated simulation environment for building multiphysics models and for creating and sharing easy-to-use simulation apps.

Simulation experts can now benefit from a fully integrated environment where they can create models with COMSOL Multiphysics, build simulation apps with the Application Builder, and share these apps with non-experts via COMSOL Server. COMSOL software version 5.1 enhances user experience and productivity by allowing users to seamlessly combine model setup with application design from within a single interface. Major upgrades to the Application Builder include full integration between the Model Builder and Application Builder, improved layout tools for app design, and LiveLink for Excel capabilities in applications. Customers will also benefit from the flexibility of being able to run applications on multiple computers with COMSOL Server.
Going from Model to App Is Quick and Easy
In COMSOL Multiphysics 5.1, the Model Builder and Application Builder have been merged into one unified and interactive environment. While building an app, an engineer can easily switch between the Model Builder and Application Builder and make updates to both the model and app simultaneously. The Application Builder is now accessible directly from the ribbon in COMSOL Multiphysics, where the user can simply switch to the app design environment and continue working in just one click. Additionally, both models and apps can be saved in the unified .mph file format.
This streamlined integration of the Model Builder and Application Builder allows model data to be exchanged between the two tools from within the same environment. For example, a function or feature available in the Model Builder can be quickly made available in the Application Builder for the application designer to use. There is no need to interface between different software packages and all tools needed are readily available. Additionally, for instances where the application designer wishes to implement highly-customized commands and operations, code generation is greatly simplified in version 5.1 and many template codes are provided.
COMSOL Server also includes many improvements. It can now be run on multiple computers, allowing computations to be run on a separate machine from where the app is being launched. The updated Application Library in COMSOL Server features new grid, detail, and list views with information on which add-on products are needed to create a particular application.
To explore the new features, many new demo applications have been added to the Application Libraries and are available within the COMSOL software.
Hundreds of COMSOL Multiphysics and Add-On Product Updates Available to Customers
COMSOL Multiphysics users can now browse models and applications without the add-on product licenses and can perform additional postprocessing on the available results. This update will have a major impact on productivity as users can now inspect any COMSOL file and, while the simulation cannot be solved again, can see which features have been used and easily work on models and applications created by others.
Version 5.1 also introduces numerous enhancements to the existing functionalities of COMSOL Multiphysics and its add-on products. Ready-to-use parametric geometry components are now available to use with any module, and a library of dedicated parts has been created for the Microfluidics Module, Mixer Module, Ray Optics Module, and Structural Mechanics Module. The Ray Optics Module and Wave Optics Module will also benefit from the addition of a new Optical Materials Database.
Highlights of New Features and Tools Available in COMSOL Version 5.1
- Application Builder and COMSOL Server: Tighter integration between the Model Builder and Application Builder. Numerous productivity enhancements such as improved file handling, sending emails with attachments, string and keyword searches, custom toolbars for tables, and more. COMSOL Server can now distribute the workload of running applications on multiple computers. 20 fully-documented and ready-to-use simulation apps based on COMSOL models have been added to the Application Libraries.
- Geometry and Mesh: Face detection for imported meshes, surface simplification in mesh to geometry conversion, and domain and boundary selections for NASTRAN Property ID Numbers tools.
- Modeling Tools, Studies, and Visualization: A new matrix-free domain-decomposition solver. Visualization of a solution outside of the mesh (useful for far fields in electromagnetic waves and acoustic waves). Visualization of a periodic solution in a unit cell as a custom-sized array. Descriptions of geometric points or cut-points and their trajectory through time.
- Electrical: Multi-turn coil computation for coils with varying cross-sections. Surface roughness on lossy conductive boundaries for electromagnetic wave simulations. Hexagonal periodic structure handling. Special tools for handling ring resonators with the beam envelope formulation. New Optical Materials database. New Part Library for Ray Optics Module. Perforations feature for thin film damping (useful for MEMS). Demo application for computing and visualizing the color of an LED based on semiconductor physics.
- Mechanical: A new multiphysics interface for hygroscopic swelling has been added to the Structural Mechanics Module. Membranes can now have nonlinear materials. Trusses can be modeled to include nonlinear springs and plasticity. A Part Library has also been added for structural applications, which includes beams and bolts. A new Algebraic Turbulence model has been added to the Heat Transfer Module. A new multiphysics interface for heat transfer in porous media enables local thermal non-equilibrium simulations (useful for microwave heating, exothermic reactions, nuclear engineering, electronics system design, and full cells). New predefined impedance boundary conditions for acoustics. Ray acoustics for graded media and fluid models with attenuation.
- Fluid: Euler-Euler two-phase flow with turbulence. Fluid flow simulations can now combine porous media flow with turbulent flow, and porous domains are allowed to be unbounded with the aid of infinite elements. New pressure loss options for T-junctions, Y-junctions, and n-way junctions available for pipe flow simulations. New Part Library available in the Mixer Module.
- Chemical: Macroscale to miscroscale concentration coupling at pellet-fluid interface. Automatic computation of gas mixture viscosity for fluids and dusty gas model features. A new state-of-the-art multiscale tutorial model of a 3D packed bed reactor with two levels of homogenization.
- Multipurpose: New multiphysics interfaces for particle-field interactions and fluid-particle interactions, inelastic collisions, and release sampling from velocity distributions for particle tracing simulation.
This update corrects a few bugs and stability issues in Version 5.1 of COMSOL Multiphysics, COMSOL Server, and COMSOL Client for the Windows operating system.
What's new in Comsol 5.1 Update2:
COMSOL Multiphysics
- It is now possible to open the Part Libraries window also when the ribbon is minimized
- It is now possible to perform time-dependent adaptive mesh refinement in 1D.
- Fixed a problem with Descriptionting material properties for materials under a material Switch node.
- Non-ASCII characters now appear correctly in the Progress window.
- The option to zoom to extents now works correctly in image export.
- Corrected an issue when using the Previous Solution node to store the previous solution in transient studies when using the BDF solver.
- Fixes a problem with experiments sometimes being ignored during least-squares optimization.
- Entering range expressions for the continuation parameters in a frequency study now works as expected.
- Fallback features in contact pairs no longer override the Friction node.
- Stability improvements.
Application Builder and COMSOL Server
- Improves the performance with many users logged in.
- Fixed a problem with too few allowed applications if a user account is simultaneously used on more than one computer.
- Fixed a problem with using the split() method with strings that contain backslashes.
- Fixed a problem with changing text color in tables for applications using the web client.
- Clicking Cancel to stop the launching of a running application now works as expected.
- Turning on and off the grid now works also when running in a web client.
- Stability improvements.
AC/DC Module
- Resolves an issue with lost precision due to 4 digits, fix point representation in Touchstone file export.
- Correction and, in some cases, removal of non physical data for some materials in the Nonlinear Magnetic material library.
- Fixed a problem in Rotating Machinery, Magnetic with Gauge fixing and antiperiodic boundary conditions (sector symmetric models).
- Fixed an issue in the Geometry Analysis for Multi-Turn Coils with Numeric settings.
- Resolves a problem with fixed charge Terminals in Electrostatics and Piezoelectric Devices in the Frequency Domain.
- Stability improvements.
Acoustics Module
- For the Ray Acoustics interface, corrected an error in the initialization of the wave vector of rays released by the Inlet node.
- Stability improvements.
CFD Module
- A new Inkjet application demonstrates how to model the fluid flow of an inkjet nozzle, for instance, in a printer.
- Adjusted the equation display for the Reacting Flow in Porous Media interface.
- Velocity fields from other physics interfaces are now selectable from a drop-down list in the standalone phase field and level set interfaces.
- Stability improvements.
Chemical Reaction Engineering Module
- In the Reaction Engineering and Chemistry interfaces, the input fields for molar masses and electric charge were removed for the cases when they are not needed.
- Corrected the definition of the reverse rate constant (kr) for the last reaction when importing large number of reactions in groups from CHEMKIN datafiles.
- Fixed an error message that was triggered under certain circumstances if you changed the diffusivity tensor and then changed number of species, in the transport of concentrated species interface.
- Removed incorrect warning message triggered by the Plug Flow Reactor when doing certain space-dependent exports.
- Improved the default x-axis description for the Plug Flow Reactor.
- Corrected the COMSOL Java API command for setting reaction rates in Reaction Engineering and Chemistry interfaces.
- Stability improvements.
Corrosion Module and Electrodeposition Module
- Fixed issue with sometimes inverted deposition/corrosion deformation velocity on internal boundaries in Corrosion, Primary and Electrodeposition, Primary interfaces.
ECAD Import Module
- Fixed wrong rotation and mirroring for some symbols for ODB++ import.
- Fixed wrong scaling of board outline in some cases of ODB++ import.
Heat Transfer Module
- A new Equivalent Properties of Periodic Microstructures application computes the equivalent thermal properties of periodic microstructure composite materials.
- A new Parasol and Solar Irradiation application simulates the solar irradiation on a beach with frosty beverage cans enclosed in two coolers under a parasol.
- Added threshold in the gap definition used in Thermal Contact features. Now negative contact pressure are treated like zero contact pressure
- Removed the unused Thin Layer Opacity section from Pair Thin Layer feature
- Added a missing contribution to ht.Q when Heat Source feature was used with Overall heat transfer rate option.
- Removed the subst operator from the surface emissivity definition in the standalone Surface-to-surface radiation interface.
- Fixed error in the equation display for Fan feature when Flow direction is Outlet. Since it was only an equation display issue, this as no impact on the solution.
- Added missing definition of ht.TextFace when Thin Layer feature is used with General option for Layer type.
- Updated Opaque Surface to distinguish the wall temperature from the fluid temperature when wall functions are used.
- Fixed temperature initial value issue when Thin Layer feature is used with General option for Layer type.
LiveLink for AutoCAD
- Adds support for AutoCAD 2016.
- Stability improvements.
LiveLink for Excel
- Stability improvements.
LiveLink for Inventor
- Adds support for Inventor 2016.
- Stability improvements.
LiveLink for MATLAB
- Descriptionting sometimes crashed Matlab when using Matlab 2015a. This is due to a bug in Matlab 2015a, which is circumvented with this update. The bug number on The Mathworks\'s website is 1207339.
- Updates mphimage2geom to fix problem that in some cases could cause model object on server to be overwritten.
- A bug prevented mphglobal from retrieving complex data from models using a parametric sweep.
- Stability improvements.
LiveLink for PTC Creo Parametric
- Fixed a problem with synchronization of material selections.
LiveLink for Revit
- Adds support for Revit 2016.
- Stability improvements.
- Fixed a problem with synchronization of selections.
- Stability improvements.
MEMS Module
- A new Microresistor Beam application simulates the movement of a beam by conducting a current through it to generate a temperature increase, which leads to a displacement through thermal expansion.
- Stability improvements.
Mixer Module
- A new Mixer application computes the efficiency of the mixing process for mixers equipped with axial or radial impellers.
Multibody Dynamics Module
- Stability improvements.
Nonlinear Structural Materials Module
- For the Ramberg-Osgood material model, set a manual scaling for the pseudo-plastic strain variable.
- In the plasticity feature, removed an incorrect error message triggered by the user-defined plastic potential.
Optimization Module
- Stability improvements.
Particle Tracing Module
*In the Particle Tracing for Fluid Flow interface, corrected an error in the calculation of the volume force exerted on the fluid by the particles. * In the Charged Particle Tracing interface, the number of particles released by the Particle Beam can now be parameterized. * In the Charged Particle Tracing interface, the Particle Beam node can now be used to release different species of particle using the Override Properties node. * In the Particle Tracing for Fluid Flow interface, corrected an error in the expression for the Acoustophoretic Force. * Stability improvements.
Ray Optics Module
- Stability improvements.
RF Module
- A new Frequency Selective Surface Simulator application simulates a periodic structure for a frequency selective surface (FSS), which you can choose from five built-in unit cell types.
- Fixed a problem when Transition boundary condition is used for Mode Analysis and Boundary Mode Analysis.
- Stability improvements.
Semiconductor Module
- The correct equation contributions are now generated for the Discrete Energy Level feature when using the Frequency-Domain, Perturbation study step.
- The displacement current is now included in the total terminal current for the Ohmic and Schottky contact options of the Metal Contact boundary condition for the finite volume formulation.
Structural Mechanics Module
- Stability improvements.
Wave Optics Module
- Fixed a problem with eigenfrequency analysis for the transient interface when the Drude-Lorentz dispersion model is active.
- Stability improvements.
COMSOL provides simulation software for product design and research to technical enterprises, research labs, and universities through 18 offices and a distributor network throughout the world. Its flagship product, COMSOL Multiphysics, is a software environment for modeling and simulating any physics-based system. A particular strength is its ability to account for coupled or multiphysics phenomena. Add-on products expand the simulation platform for electrical, mechanical, fluid flow, and chemical applications. Interfacing tools enable the integration of COMSOL Multiphysics simulation with all major technical computing and CAD tools on the CAE market.
Name: Comsol Multiphysics
Version: (update2)
Interface: multilanguage
OS: Windows / MacOsx / Linux
Size: 3.5 Gb