Comsol Multiphysics v5.0

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The COMSOL Multiphysics simulation software environment facilitates all steps in the modelling process − defining the geometry, meshing, specifying your physics, solving, and then visualizing your results. Model set-up is quick, thanks to a number of predefined physics interfaces for applications ranging from fluid flow and heat transfer to structural mechanics and electromagnetic analyses. Material properties, source terms and boundary conditions can all be arbitrary functions of the dependent variables.

Predefined multiphysics application templates solve many common problem types. It is possible to choose different physics and define the interdependencies yourself, or specifying partial differential equations (PDEs) and linking them with other equations and physics.

Accessing the software

To load the module:

$ module load apps/comsol/v5.0

An example command to include in your job script:

comsol batch -inputfile myinput.mph -outputfile myinput.out

Accessing Previous Versions

Wherever possible, previous versions of this application will be retained for continuity, especially for research projects that require a consistent version of the software throughout the project. Such versions, however, may be unsupported by IT Services or the applications vendor, and may be withdrawn at short or no notice if they can no longer run on the cluster - for example, essential operating system upgrades may be incompatible with old versions.

Previous versions of this application are recorded below:

Known Problems & Limitations


Other Information

The Support Level for this application is An.

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Last modified: 16 November 2017