The COMSOL Multiphysics simulation environment facilitates all steps in the modeling process; defining your geometry, specifying your physics, meshing, solving and then post-processing your results.
Setting up the model up is quick, thanks to a number of predefined modeling interfaces for applications ranging from fluid flow and heat transfer to structural mechanics and electromagnetic analyses. Material properties, source terms and boundary conditions can all be arbitrary functions of the dependent variables.
- Puhti: 6.0
The following modules are currently available:
- CAD Import
- Heat Transfer
- Particle Tracing
- Structural Mechanics
The preferred method to use COMSOL interactively is via the Puhti web interface
desktop application. In the web interface,
Desktop from the
Apps view and specify the required resources (cores,
execution time and memory). Remember to add your billing project, too.
To run the COMSOL GUI only, launch the session with the
Desktop > single application
App > COMSOL settings. For the full desktop, select
for a while as your interactive job sits in the queue and after that you can start
COMSOL (tick the box if you want to receive an email when your session starts).
You can now also enable interactive visualization with GPU
acceleration for better
performance. In this case, select
Accelerated visualization instead of
in the Puhti web interface.
Sometimes, you may encounter errors relating to OpenGL rendering during the launch. The solution is to force COMSOL to start with software rendering from the command-line using
module load comsol comsol -3drend sw
For this purpose, you need to launch a full desktop session without the
application setting and launch COMSOL through a host terminal.