An Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics Version 5.1

Duration: 1:04:03

COMSOL Multiphysics version 5.1 improves your simulation experience with 20 new demo apps and many new features and functionality enhancements across the product suite. In this archived webinar, we introduce you to the software and share highlights from the release of version 5.1.

In COMSOL Multiphysics version 5.1, the Model Builder and Application Builder are more closely integrated, making it easier to turn your models into apps. You can now also configure your apps to send simulation reports by email when the results are ready. Anyone with a COMSOL Multiphysics 5.1 license can open and inspect tutorials and demo apps, even without the add-on products required for specific models. The Application Builder further offers enhanced efficiency through better file handling, searches for strings and keywords, table sorting, and more. COMSOL Server, used for managing and distributing apps, allows users to run apps on multiple computers, thus distributing heavy workloads with ease.

Additionally, this software version introduces a useful Part Library for quick geometry set-up of some common parts. If a simulation has an infinite domain, such as for propagation of acoustic, RF, microwave, optical, and elastic waves, you are now able to visualize fields outside of the computational mesh. Updates to mechanical simulations include hygroscopic swelling and nonlinear materials for membranes. A new optical material library has been added and includes 1,400 different materials. There is also a new tool for coil geometry analysis, which makes it possible to simulate coils with non-constant cross sections. In addition, version 5.1 of COMSOL Multiphysics includes a new interface for modeling high Reynolds number dispersed two-phase flow. You can also easily combine porous media and turbulent flow in your fluid flow simulations. With the help of infinite elements, porous domains are permitted to be unbounded.

Watch the archived webinar to see COMSOL Multiphysics 5.1 in action.