Comsol, a global provider of simulation software for design and research in companies, research laboratories and universities, announces the release of the latest version of its Comsol Multiphysics software.
In version 5.5, the Design Module has a brand new drawing tool to facilitate the creation and parametric control of geometric models.
New solvers for acoustic simulations and updates of existing ones speed up calculations in many areas. A new feature, for example, based on Galerkin's discontinuous method in explicit temporal analysis, calculates the propagation of ultrasound in solids and fluids, with realistic materials including damping and anisotropy.
With the new version of Comsol Compiler, which creates and compiles standalone applications of minimal size, it is now much easier to distribute simulation applications. An application file can do a few MB.
New features in the existing modules include improved interface for shape optimization and topological optimization, non-linear hulls, random vibrations, rapid simulations of linear elastic waves and coupling between wave propagation and geometric optics.
In addition, two new products enrich the application areas of the software suite. The new Metal Processing module explores the transformation of metal phases into Comsol Multiphysics for applications such as welding, thermal processing and additive metal manufacturing.
The new Porous Media Flow module offers users in the food, pharmaceutical and biomedical industries numerous transport analysis capabilities for porous environments. This new product includes features for monophasic and multiphase flow in porous environments, drying and transport in fractured porous environments.