Comsol Group

COMSOL Multiphysics


4.5 / 5
13 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Physics simulation tool for scientists and engineers with features such as meshing, postprocessing, CAD, and simulation applications.


Average Ratings

13 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
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  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows

Vendor Details

  • Comsol Group
  • www.comsol.com

About COMSOL Multiphysics

Simulation tool enabling physics-based modeling through optimizations and verifications.


COMSOL Multiphysics Features

  • 3D Modeling
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Design Analysis
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Discrete Event Modeling
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Graphical Modeling
  • Industry Specific Database
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Motion Modeling
  • Presentation Tools
  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Turbulence Modeling

COMSOL Multiphysics Reviews Recently Reviewed!


A great software for solving finite element analysis

Mar 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been using this software for the past 10 years and have witnessed the growth of this software. COMSOL is one of the best software to date for Multiphysics applications. Some of the distinct advantages I have experienced are:

1. It is very easy to learn provided one must know the underlying theory behind the simulation, i.e. equations and empirical relations one has to consider for a specific problem.

2. Documentation is easily accessible, blog posts and COMSOL user community is very helpful and growing rapidly. Additionally, they have the best and easily accessible support staff able to answer any relevant questions.

3. GUI and post-processing visualizations are remarkable.

4. Highly capable multiphysics software with great ease of use and customizable for a wide range of applications and real-world scenarios. Very easy and simple coupling between physics modules. Simulations are easy to set up which involves multiphysics.

5. CAD modeling is unbeatable. Complex geometries can be solved with an ease that are extremely difficult with other software.

Cons: COMSOL has a lot of cons and listing all of them is impossible. But some of them which I frequently have to deal with are:

1. It is computationally intensive software, needs a lot of memory and processing power.

2. It is slow because many post-processing steps equations are solved simultaneously and when actual post-processing is done, it just extracts the results from the solver. This makes the solution extremely slow if complex geometries are involved.

3. Due to the finite element approach, the convergence of the solution can often become challenging.

4. Because of the meshing issues for complex geometries, the converged solution can be difficult to trust. Also, apart from the built-in functions for physics, it can be really hard to figure out how to numerically solve pure and applied math problems that don't fit neatly in their packages.

Overall: If anyone wants to get the best out of this software, it is highly recommended to go through intensive training provided by COMSOL, it is worth. This software is able to do real-world complex simulations, and in my experience, it can often become challenging to even deploy the full potential this software can provide because we are not even aware what can be done with this. It is better to run complex 3D simulations on a powerful workstation or cluster computer, as COMSOL is intensive memory consuming software.

Capterra loader

Excellent and useful software package for analysis and resolution by finite elements.

May 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very versatile for the study of coupled or multiphysical phenomena, also offering a very good interface with Matlab, for example.

Even more versatile is the fact that the simulation packages that make up the program are multiplatform, so they can run in Windows environments, such as Mac and Linux, for example, which for a teacher, as in my case, gives me wide freedom for its pedagogical use among students.

Another intrinsic property of importance is the fact that the user can define at pleasure, practically the number of local coordinate systems that he wishes, being able to work simultaneously in 3D, 2D and 1D.

Cons: The amount of memory that is required to run a simulation is large and the execution time can be quite long for an individual simulation.

However, if the Comsol Mutiphysics is used with a floating network license it is possible to use the client-server operation mode to access the remote calculation resources to solve large models, while continuing to use the graphics card in a machine local for the visualization of the graphics.

This mode of operation can generate many advantages above all in terms of obtaining faster and more efficient results when working with models where intrinsically is being solved over and over again, a large system of equations.

COMSOL Simulations

Jan 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: COMSOL has various modules like MEMS, mechanics, stresses, frequency, magnetism, etc. All of the modules can be seemlessly integrated with the main software. Developing main geometry and running the final study is quite smooth. Various parameters can be controlled within the study. The final results is provided with different color gradient which makes it much easier to visually explain the result to non-tech people. I also liked the variety of materials which COMSOL has got. It is also quite convenient to change different parameters of the materials.

Cons: What I liked least about the software is the computation power it needs. If I run solidmechanics and electromagnetism modules all together with finest meshing, it would take more than 2 hours for my computer to complete the simulation, considering that I have a high end desktop with 16GB RAM and i7 processor. Therefore, it is better to use it from a remote server which is alot more powerful than desktops.

Overall: It is expensive. It needs a powerful computer. But it is much better than ANSYS. It also suits more to small scale mechanics like MEMS, etc.

COMSOL is a great FEA software for simulating Multiphysics CAE problems.

May 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The coupled phenomena of multiple physics for designing engineering products and the flexibility to edit governing equations is an innovative approach. Easy to use and design engineering products in virtual environment. Comsol Application builder is really a great platform to develop simulation app from comsol model.

Cons: A little challenging to understand coupling of multiple physics and mathematical modeling in a single environment.

Overall: Learned about multiple physical mechanism acting on engineering products. Developed several mulphysics CAE model in less time duration. Simulated and validated innovative engineering products and published as technical papers.

Capterra loader

This is one of the best finite element modelling softwares that I have worked with.

Jun 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best thing about this software is the freedom that it offers the user to select the physics of problem and the kind of dimensional space the user is working with. The user can make the geometry with ease and mesh it according to his or her needs. There are a lot of options available for post processing data which helps the user to see convergence of various mesh sizes and make sure that their model is an accurate representation of the true problem. The user can combine various solution sets and extract data for further processing.

Cons: There is not a good library for this software. One has to browse through forums online if they get stuck at some point with their problem.

Overall: I learnt a lot in general about how finite element modelling works. I worked with a lot of different element types, mesh sizes to see how it affects my problem.

Easy to learn and versatile product for fluid and thermal modeling

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's extremely easy to learn to use. I first used it as a student in a fluid dynamics and heat transfer course, and as long as I understood the core equations behind what I was modeling, it was easy to get started up and running within a day. Additionally, the CAD functionality was very easy to use. The first shapes that I ever solved for were complex heat sink geometries.

It's also customizable to a wide variety of scenarios and one of the few tools that can combine both structural and fluid flow/heat transfer simulations into a single simulation.

Cons: The amount of memory that it takes to run a simulation is large and the run time can be pretty long for an individual simulation. Additionally, solvers are not as robust as other tools which are often used for industrial CFD/FEA.

COMSOL Multiphysics is the tool of choice for my research needs

Aug 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: COMSOL has allowed me to model many mass transfer phenomena that are difficult to do by hand or with softwares such as Matlab or Mathcad. It has a nice step-by-step approach to begin my modeling, allowing me to pick different physics and variables with ease.

The online help and tutorials are plentiful and useful.

Cons: Sometimes, even when attempting to save a report as a word or text document, COMSOL will save it as a different file type until the second try.

Overall: COMSOL has been a daily workhorse for my Mass transfer modeling needs.

Comsol... very good, very hard

Apr 24, 2019
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Comsol is an awesome tool to simulate whatever you want. This is a powerful tool and an amazing this is that you can use a computational server to unload your computer from running the number. It really helps getting result faster if your simulation can have a result

Cons: It is hard, really hard to use. Everything can be controlled, which make it excellent, but also very hard to use as you have to understand every parameters perfectly.

Overall: Worked with a clean room at my former job and run a lot of simulation before building a prototype on silicium

Review for Comsol Multiphysics

Oct 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its gives you the freedom to enter and modify the equations pertaining to physical systems.

it's ability to reconcile different physics.

Cons: The convergence sometimes becomes a headache due to the finite element approach.

The tutorials available are limited.

Overall: The software was found to be helpful for analysis the velocity and heat profiles for thermo-chemical treatment of biomass.

Capterra loader

User friendly analysis software

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Multiple analysis types that are easy to setup; Thermal, Static, Dynamic, Flow, etc..

Android Application GUI.

Cons: If user supplies app to customer it will run as long as the study initially took. Can be challenging.

Overall: Helpful simulations of systems

Super User Friendly

Mar 22, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The thing that I like most about this software is being very user friendly. Compared to other FE software such as ANSYS, I could say that you can learn how to work with COSMOL way more easily.

Cons: The graphics and design is not good. it also lacks some features when importing from CAD software such as SolidWorks.

Overall: Starting with a simple model, I enjoyed working with it, but as my model gotmore complicated and I needed to couple 2-3 domains for acoustics structure interaction, it lacks lots of features.

A useful tool on engineering and science, excellent for CFD simulations.

Jun 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: it had excellents models for CFD modeling and others situations. it had a great capacity for modeling with respect to meshing and processing of data.

Cons: it's a bit sturdy, the enviroment is not friendly, the user must have a previous knowledge, it seems to be a little hard to learn and manage.

A Great Finite Element Analysis Software

May 29, 2019
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great view options, with variable viewing angles and easy to follow guidelines.

Cons: It has a steep learning curve in order to get costumed to all the advanced features of this software.