COMSOL Multiphysics v4.2 New Features Video

Phil Kinnane | June 15, 2011
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COMSOL Multiphysics v4.2 Release Highlights

This video shows the new features that are in COMSOL Multiphysics version 4.2

It also demonstrates new features such as:

New Products -

  • Geomechanics Module
  • Electrodeposition Module
  • Microfluidics Module
  • LiveLink™ for AutoCAD®
  • LiveLink™ for SpaceClaim®

LiveLink™ for Solidworks® -

  • One-Window Interface

Mesh and Geometry -

  • Coordinate-Based Selections
  • Meshing using Virtual Geometry Operations
  • Cap Faces
  • Parametric Surfaces
  • Meshing using Virtual Geometry Operations

Studies and Solvers -

  • Time-Dependent Adaptive Mesh Refinement
  • Convergence Plot for Solvers
  • Fast Parallelized Assembly and Solvers
  • Automatic Remeshing for Moving Meshes
  • Physics Selection in Study Steps

Results and Visualization -

  • Report Generator
  • Nyquist Plots
  • Streamline Ribbon Plot
  • Variable Aspect-Ratio Visualization
  • Improved 2D Renderer
  • Histogram Plots
  • RMS and Variance of Data Series
  • Default Plots

Mathematical Interfaces -

  • Material Rendering

General COMSOL Desktop Functionality -

  • Drag-and-Drop in the Model Builder Tree
  • Updated Progress and Log Windows

AC/DC Module -

  • Small-signal Analysis
  • Lumped Ports for AC/DC Analysis

Acoustics Module -

  • Acoustic-Piezoelectric Interaction
  • Thermoacoustics
  • Acoustic-Shell Interaction
  • Elastic and Poroelastic Waves

Batteries & Fuel Cells Module -

  • AC Impedance Study type for simulating Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)
  • Surface Reactions interface
  • Material Library comes with common battery electrode materials and electrolytes

CFD Module -

  • High-Mach Number Fluid Flow

Chemical Reaction Engineering Module -

  • Reacting Flow
  • Infinite Elements for Diffusion
  • Parameter Estimation in Chemical Reaction Models
  • Surface Reactions

Heat Transfer Module -

  • Thermal Wall Functions with Radiation
  • Heat Transfer in Multilayered Structures
  • Fan and Grill Boundary Conditions
  • Thermal Light Color Table

Plasma Module -

  • Surface Reactions for Plasmas

RF Module -

  • Far-Field in a Medium (RF) and New Models

New Structural Mechanics Features -

  • Piezoelectric PMLs
  • Prestressed Analysis
  • Infinite Elements for Solid Mechanics
  • Springs and Dampers
  • Added Mass
  • Beam Cross-Section Library with Common Sections

Subsurface Flow Module -

(previously named the Earth Science Module)

  • Thin Diffusion Barrier Boundary Condition

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