COMSOL Announces Version 5.5

The latest version of COMSOL Multiphysics® introduces new powerful modelling tools and two new products. The release marks an important next step in the software’s evolution. Read more about how your engineering design process can be optimised and empowered by COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Highlights in Version 5.5:

  • New sketching tool with dimensions and constraints
  • Fast linear elastic wave simulations
  • New Metal Processing Module for welding, heat treatment and metal additive manufacturing
  • New Porous Media Flow Module for food, pharmaceutical and biomedical industries
  • Improved tools for shape and topology optimisation for mechanical, acoustics, electromagnetics, heat, fluid and chemical analysis
  • Import and export of the 3D printing and additive manufacturing formats PLY and 3MF
  • Editing tools for repair of STL, PLY and 3MF files
  • Structural analysis of nonlinear shells, pipe mechanics, random vibration and chain drives
  • Compressible Euler flow and nonisothermal large eddy simulation (LES)
  • Rotating machinery with level set, phase field, Euler–Euler and bubbly flow
  • Lumped thermal system equivalent circuits
  • Multiple spectral bands for radiation in participating media
  • More efficient open boundary condition for convective heat transfer
  • Use of thermodynamic database properties in any simulation type
  • Combined full wave and ray optics simulations
  • Piezoelectric and dielectric shells
  • New PCB ports for vias and transmission lines
  • Link images to Microsoft® PowerPoint*® *presentations
  • Create your own add-ins for customising the Model Builder workflow
  • Minimal file size standalone applications with COMSOL Compiler™

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