The new version of COMSOL Multiphysics® introduces new features and products including
the Application Builder
COMSOL Multiphysics®
* The Application Builder for creating specialized applications from COMSOL models for use by engineers
and designers throughout your organization
* Large expansion of the range of predefined multiphysics couplings
* New solver algorithm for fast meshing and simulation of complex CAD assemblies where non-conforming
meshes with hanging nodes are allowed
* Support for multiscale simulations using extra dimensions
* Create geometries from imported meshes and then edit these using solid operations
Interfacing & Multipurpose
* New Design Module to expand the available toolset of CAD operations to include: loft, fillet, chamfer,
midsurface, and thicken
* New LiveLink™ for Revit®, which allows COMSOL Multiphysics® users to interface with the building information
modeling software, Autodesk® Revit®
* Multianalysis optimization utilizing combinations of different study types
* Accumulation of particles, erosion, and etching can be simulated in the Particle Tracing Module
* New Ray Optics Module treats electromagnetic waves as rays in systems where the wavelength is much smaller
than its encompassing geometry
* Frequency- and material-controlled one-click meshing to set-up infinite elements, perfectly-matched layers
(PMLs), and periodic conditions
* New interfaces for equilibrium discharge simulations in the Plasma Module
* Optoelectronics simulations with the Semiconductor Module and the Wave Optics Module
* Two new methods, in the Acoustics Module, for modeling high frequency or geometrical acoustics:
Ray Acoustics and Acoustic Diffusion
* Support for modeling thin layers, thin films, rods, and fractures that does not tax computational resources
in the Heat Transfer Module
* Model geometrically nonlinear beams, nonlinear elastic materials, and elasticity in joints using the structural
mechanics based products
Fluid & Chemical
* New algebraic turbulence models for faster simulations: Algebraic yPlus and L-VEL
* Support for turbulence in grilles and fans
* Reactive Pellet Bed interface that makes use of the extra dimensions feature
* New Chemistry interface and revamped Reaction Engineering interface