Latest COMSOL Multiphysics software unveiled at the COMSOL Conference 2017

COMSOL, the leading provider of software solutions for multiphysics modeling and simulation app deployment, provided attendees with a sneak preview of the latest updates of the COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server products at the annual COMSOL Conference in Boston. Attendees learned about current and future developments of the software from Svante Littmarck, President and CEO, COMSOL, Inc. during his keynote address. “Our customers are at the forefront of innovation behind the products that will shape our future,” says Littmarck. “We work tirelessly to support their efforts by increasing the modeling power of the COMSOL software and by making collaboration among simulation experts and their colleagues the core of everything we do. This annual event is our opportunity to connect and exchange knowledge within the COMSOL community on multiphysics modeling.”

The sound pressure level (SPL) surrounding a vented speaker, computed with the boundary element method combined with finite-element-method-based modeling using 125k finite elements, 20k boundary elements, and 250k degrees of freedom. Using just finite elements would have required ½ billion finite elements for the same accuracy.

Looking Ahead at the Upcoming Release
•       Acoustics and acoustic-structure interactions based on a hybrid boundary element-finite element (BEM-FEM) method
•       Impulse response for ray acoustics
•       Magnetostatics based a hybrid boundary element-finite element (BEM-FEM) method
•       Shape memory alloy (SMA) materials for structural analysis
•       Revolutionary new method for capacitively-coupled plasma (CCP) simulations
•       Support for 3DConnexion SpaceMouse devices
•       Turbulent-flow enabled inlets for CFD simulations
•       150 new materials and 1300 new material properties in the Material Library product
•       More than 60 substrate material properties for RF and microwave analysis

“We are excited to now offer acoustics analysis based also on the boundary element method. It’s a great addition that many of our users have been waiting for”, says Mads Jensen, Technical Product Manager, Acoustics, at COMSOL. “By combining boundary element, finite element, and ray acoustics analysis in a multiphysics environment, our users get unprecedented modeling power. Users can now efficiently analyze the full range of acoustic frequencies from the lowest bass notes to ultrasound. Not to mention all the possible multiphysics couplings.”

Those in attendance had the opportunity to test the beta version of the software to try out this new feature, along with many updates to be announced later this year.

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