Powerful features and scalable deployment of latest release of COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server

COMSOL has 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.

In COMSOL Multiphysics 5.2a, three new solvers deliver faster and more memory efficient computations. The smoothed aggregation algebraic multigrid (SA-AMG) solver is said to be suitable for linear elastic analysis. With this solver it is possible to run structural assemblies with millions of degrees of freedom on a standard desktop or laptop computer.

The domain decomposition solver has been optimised for handling large multiphysics models and allows simulation specialists to more efficiently compute strongly-coupled multiphysics applications which previously required a memory-hungry direct solver.

An explicit solver based on the discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method for acoustics in the time-domain is also available. Combing the DG method with the new absorbing layers in the time-domain is said to result in a level of memory efficiency that will allow designers to perform more realistic simulations than ever for a given memory size.

Apps can be deployed throughout organisations using the COMSOL Client for Windows or web browser by connecting to a COMSOL Server installation. Providing a cost-effective solution for managing how apps are used, either by users within an organisation or to an organisation’s clients and customers worldwide.

“By providing our customers with the flexibility to customise the visual appearance and style of their COMSOL Server installation, they will be able to provide a cohesive brand experience that their colleagues and customers will be able to easily recognise and adopt into their existing processes,” said Svante Littmarck, president and CEO, COMSOL.

“Our customers have come to trust the exceptional robustness and user-friendliness of our multiphysics solutions for app creation and deployment. They’re reaping the benefits of such technology by implementing more efficient workflows and processes,” Littmarck concluded.