What can you do with COMSOL Multiphysics?

What can you do with COMSOL Multiphysics?

The COMSOL Multiphysics® software brings a user interface and experience that is always the same, regardless of engineering application and physics phenomena. Add-on modules provide specialized functionality for electromagnetics, structural mechanics, acoustics, fluid flow, heat transfer, and chemical engineering.

How do I run simulations on COMSOL?

A proper introduction on how to set up and run a model in COMSOL Multiphysics® is essential when learning how to use the software….

  1. Set up the model environment.
  2. Build the geometry.
  3. Specify material properties.
  4. Define physics boundary conditions.
  5. Create the mesh.
  6. Run the simulation.
  7. Postprocess the results.

Is COMSOL finite element?

COMSOL Multiphysics is a cross-platform finite element analysis, solver and multiphysics simulation software. It allows conventional physics-based user interfaces and coupled systems of partial differential equations (PDEs).

Does COMSOL work on Mac?

COMSOL Multiphysics also offers an extensive interface to MATLAB and its toolboxes for a large variety of programming, preprocessing and postprocessing possibilities. The packages are cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux).


The CFD Module, an add-on to COMSOL Multiphysics, is a powerful tool that enables users to carry out these simulations for a variety of fluid flow. These include laminar and creeping flow, non-Newtonian flow, turbulent flow, two-phase flow, thin film flow, and rotating machinery.

What does COMSOL stand for?

COMSOL is not an acronym. I believe the founders were inspired by the words “Computer” and “Solution”. Jeff. Hello John, COMSOL is not an acronym. I believe the founders were inspired by the words “Computer” and “Solution”.

What does COMSOL software do?

COMSOL provides an IDE and unified workflow for electrical, mechanical, fluid, acoustics, and chemical applications. Beside the classical problems that can be addressed with application modules, the core Multiphysics package can be used to solve PDEs in weak form.

What is COMSOL Multiphysics server?

COMSOL Server™ is the product for deploying applications and bringing them to the hands of colleagues and team members. It is also the hub for managing many different applications over multiple functions or operations in an organization.

Does COMSOL use FEM or FVM?

COMSOL is a multiphysics code first and a cfd code second. Solid mechanics and most electromagnetics solvers are FEM-based.