COMSOL Multiphysics is a finite element analysis, solver and Simulation software / FEA Software package for various physics and engineering applications, especially coupled phenomena, or multiphysics. COMSOL Multiphysics also offers an extensive interface to MATLAB and its toolboxes for a large variety of programming, preprocessing and postprocessing possibilities. The packages are cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux). In addition to conventional physics-based user interfaces, COMSOL Multiphysics also allows for entering coupled systems of partial differential equations (PDEs). The PDEs can be entered directly or using the so-called weak form (see finite element method for a description of weak formulation). An early version (before 2005) of COMSOL Multiphysics was called FEMLAB.

ToolBoxes: SERIAL, CHEMCKL, COMSOLCKL, LLMATLABCKL, NONLINEARSTRUCTMATERIALSCKL, RFCKL, STRUCTURALMECHANICSCKL, CADIMPORTCKL, HEATTRANSFERCKL, MEMSCKL, COMSOLGUICKL, CADREADERCKL

Installation of COMSOL Multiphysics on a Windows PC

  1. Download Comsol 5.5
  2. Connect to engineering VPN server
  3. Extract the package. You will need 7zip or a similar utility.
  4. Right Click on "setup" & run as "administrator"
  5. Choose "New Install"
  6. Accept the license
  7. In same window, click on the drop-down menu for license type and select "<port number>@<host name>"
  8. Enter "1718" for port number
  9. Enter "comsol.engr.ucr.edu" for hostname
  10. Continue to click "Next" when prompted until the install is finished
  11. To run comsol, make sure you are connected to engineering VPN server and then run the program like you normally would.

NOTE: These installation instructions have been tested for Windows 8.1

You can download the previous versions if needed.