COMSOL e-News december 2005

Petr Byron Byron at
Thu Dec 22 11:57:38 CET 2005

COMSOL e-News December 2005

*Announcing: COMSOL Multiphysics (FEMLAB) Version 3.2a 
COMSOL Multiphysics 3.2a is now released! Among its exceptional new features are: 

-Support for 64-bit Windows

-Major new capabilities the Electromagnetics Module: 
  Higher-order vector elements: greater accuracy, faster convergence. 
  3D transient quasi-statics: start-up and pulse simulations. 
  Import SPICE netlist files: import a circuit topology to integrate with component models. 

-Major new capabilities of the Structural Mechanics Module:
  Truss and Cable elements

-Major new capabilities in COMSOL Script:
  Objects,new functions for image import, polynomials, graphics and operating system commands


* New product - Reaction Engineering Lab

This new add-on module slashes from hours to minutes the process 
of setting up the simulation of a chemical process that involves 
many chemical species and complex reaction kinetics. It also 
exports models to the Chemical Engineering Module to handle 
spatial dependencies. 


*User Spotlight: 14-million DOFs simulation of Terahertz Waveguides and Antennas

A major impediment to many practical applications of terahertz 
frequencies is the lack of good waveguides. Researchers at Rice 
University are using COMSOL Multiphysics to study the excitation 
and propagation of terahertz radiation along metal wires and 
antenna couplings. 


* Tips & Tricks of the Month:  - Magnetic Force Calculations

Can you calculate magnetic forces with COMSOL Multiphysics? This 
is a regular question to our support team. In COMSOL Multiphysics 
you can evaluate magnetic forces using three different methods: 
Lorenz forces, virtual displacement and Maxwells stress tensor. 


* Conference-CD

-229 papers from the FEMLAB Conference Proceedings
-137 user presentations
-44 keynote presentations
-30 ready-to-run models

This is what you get if you request the free COMSOL Conference CD at:
 - act now while supplies last! 

* New book: Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing

Prof. Bruce Finlayson of the Univ of Washington, Seattle, has 
just completed a book that provides an innovative introduction 
to chemical engineering computing. Perfect for students and 
professionals, this text, based to a large degree on COMSOL 
Multiphysics, gives readers the professional tools needed to 
solve a wide range of real-world problems. 


* Happy Holidays! 
Finally, we at the COMSOL Group would like to wish all of our 
readers a peaceful, enjoyable holiday season with their family 
and friends as well as a prosperous New Year 2006. 

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