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Comsol Multiphysics (formerly known as FEMLAB) is a Multiphysics modeling tool that solves all types of problems based on Finite Element Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). Predefined applications modes include stress/strain, heat transfer, CFD, and electromagnetics. Additonal features of Comsol Multiphysics include specialized add-on modules for chemical Engineering, Structural Mechanics and Electromagnetics. MSI currently has both education and research licenses. The educational license is COMSOL version 4.1.
To use COMSOL you must be on the COMSOL user list. Contact MSI Help to be added to the COMSOL user list. We have three COMSOL licenses. We ask that all users use the calendaring program to sign up for time on COMSOL. You can use the following links to see the COMSOL calendars and reserve a license:
The COMSOL/Research license is the default. The COMSOL/Class license is available to instructors using COMSOL in their curriculum.
When using COMSOL at MSI, please make sure to check that the amount of memory allocated to your job is sufficient. COMSOL recommends at least 4 GB of memory. An example of allocating memory with an isub command on gput is:
isub -q -m 4GB gput
To use the COMSOL research license (default) interactively in a Linux environment use the commands:
module load comsol comsol
If you are using a remote X or NX session and see GL errors when trying to start Comsol, try this:
module load comsol comsol -3drend sw
There are known problems using Comsol over NX. We suggest you use the gput connection. When running Comsol over GPUT be sure to use the vglrun command to get the optimum graphics performance:
module load comsol vglrun comsol
To use the class license
module load comsol/class comsol