Version 5.1 of COMSOL Multiphysics released

COMSOL has announced the release of the COMSOL Multiphysics software version 5.1. Simulation experts can create models with COMSOL Multiphysics 5.1, build simulation apps with the Application Builder, and share these apps with non-experts via COMSOL Server.

Upgrades to the Application Builder are said to include full integration between the Model Builder and Application Builder, improved layout tools for app design, and LiveLink for Excel capabilities in applications. Designers will also be able to run applications on multiple computers with COMSOL Server.

COMSOL Server 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.

Version 5.1 also introduces 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.