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COMSOL Multiphysics

Simulation software for physics-based modeling

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COMSOL Multiphysics Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

COMSOL Multiphysics product overview

What is COMSOL Multiphysics?

COMSOL Multiphysics is a simulation software, which helps engineering, manufacturing, and scientific research organizations manage physics-based modeling through verification and optimization of processes and devices. The platform enables users to create custom modeling workflows, facilitating data sharing between multiple models including electromagnetics, heat transfer, structural mechanics, fluid flow, and more.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support

Training options

Videos

COMSOL Multiphysics features

Functionality

4.7

/5

21
Total Features23 1 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Reporting/Analytics
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Workflow Management
Design Management
Direct Manipulation
Continuous Modeling

Functionality contenders

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Functionality
#1
SIMUL8
Functionality
#2
COMSOL Multiphysics
Functionality
#3
Simcad Pro
Functionality
#4

COMSOL Multiphysics users reviews

Overall rating

4.6

/5

21

Positive reviews

100%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.79/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
COMSOL application is an excellent FEM software solution. I would highly recommend it to students and any one who prefers an excellent FEM software.

Yathurshanan R.

They have been a pioneering software in the multiphysics area and conduct very good training programs to get students and users off to a good start.

Narasimhan (Nari) S.

Additionally, they have the best and easily accessible support staff able to answer any relevant questions. GUI and post-processing visualizations are remarkable.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons
The convergence sometimes becomes a headache due to the finite element approach. The tutorials available are limited.

PA

Pratham A.

Troubleshooting a numerical model in COMSOL is a painful process.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

You have to know each and every formula you need to use and enter them manually, which is sometimes hard to find all the detailed formula.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Overall rating contenders

COMSOL Multiphysics
Overall rating
#1
FlexSim
Overall rating
#2
SIMUL8
Overall rating
#3
Simcad Pro
Overall rating
#4
Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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The software clearly makes multiple coupled physics interactions easy to simulate

Reviewed 7 months ago

Have solved engineering problems for clients who were looking to launch new products. Cut down development cycle times and cost of prototype building in multiple cases. Overally, the cost of entry is high, but once it is set up and in use the rewards justify the initial investment for engineering research firms.

Pros

They have been a pioneering software in the multiphysics area and conduct very good training programs to get students and users off to a good start. The interface is set up to be used in a methodical manner but can also be flexible. Options for both standalone as well as volume licensing are available so organizations can share licenses among multiple users. The benefits of using this for applicaiton development is very high in engineering and COMSOL's knowledgeable engineers are available for discussion and support.

Cons

Cost is on the high end. The set up and management needs some dedicated backend IT folks for volume licensing

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A great software for solving finite element analysis

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

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...

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...

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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A Great Finite Element Analysis Software

Reviewed 2 years ago
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.

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

Reviewed 3 years ago
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.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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COMSOL Multi physics review from using for final year project

Reviewed a year ago

COMSOL application is an excellent FEM software solution. I would highly recommend it to students and any one who prefers an excellent FEM software.

Pros

Compatibility of the software using live link to connect with MATLAB. Helpful in simulating ceramics ( I have personally used it for simulating piezoelectric) , acoustics, mechanical properties, fluid flow, thermal, electrical and chemical. Can use our own equation for simulation. Being web and cloud based is real advantage. Online tutorials are very helpful in learning to and familiarizing with the software. The step by step approach to simulate is a key advantage comparing it to other simulating software.

Cons

The interface of the software is complicated. When adding material few options that cannot be found online can be hard in assigning to a model. The amount of memory require to run a simulation is large. Modelling is complicated compare to SolidWorks. Due to meshing complexity geometric may not be trusted.

COMSOL Multiphysics FAQs and common questions

COMSOL Multiphysics has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


COMSOL Multiphysics supports the following languages:
English


COMSOL Multiphysics supports the following devices:
Android


Yes, COMSOL Multiphysics has an API available for use.


COMSOL Multiphysics offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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