The latest updates of COMSOL Multiphysics software, COMSOL Server product, and COMSOL Client include major performance increases and the release of the Rotordynamics Module, which is now available as an add-on product to the Structural Mechanics Module. The latest version provides up to a 10x speed boost for the handling of large models and mesh creation. The Application Builder has enabled simulation specialists to create multiphysics apps, based on their detailed models, through custom interfaces that are accessible via COMSOL Client or a web browser connecting to a local installation of COMSOL Server. Custom applications are easy to create by anyone from technicians, support staff, designers, to customer service representatives, empowering them to make on-the-fly design iterations and report generation. With COMSOL Server organizations can deploy industry-specific analysis tools in a dynamic, streamlined, quick to implement format that is scalable for global benefit.
The new Rotordynamics Module will aid engineers in analyzing vibrations due to centrifugal forces and other gyroscopic effects in rotating machinery. It can ensure rotor vibrations are contained within acceptable design limits by providing functionality for evaluating critical speed, whirl, and bearings. The new module works in concert with the other COMSOL products. For example, additional tools for modeling geared rotors are available when the Rotordynamics Module is combined with the Multibody Dynamics Module.
COMSOL software products are compatible with Windows, Linux, and macOS operating systems. The Application Builder is compatible with Windows. To download the latest version of COMSOL Multiphysics software and COMSOL Server product or update your current installation, visit http://www.comsol.com/product-update