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Multiphysics Simulation Drives Innovation

Product Design Gets a Boost from Collaboration in Model and Simulation Development Across Enterprises

Product Design Gets a Boost from Collaboration in Model and Simulation Development Across Enterprises

Multiphysics simulation brings new opportunities to product design. With the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, companies are driving innovation in many technologies like vehicle electrification, renewable energy, medtech, electronics, power grids, and process engineering. 

Simulation-driven workflows are well established. Yet, simulating tools tend to appeal to groups of experts within R&D teams that have both the theoretical knowledge and software expertise for developing such sophisticated models. By including the Application Builder and Model Manager in its simulation platform, COMSOL has redefined who is able to participate in simulation within product design to include those who produce detailed CAD files used in manufacturing, those actually driving these manufacturing processes, and even their customers. 

The Application Builder allows for the creation of specialized applications (apps) built on top of multiphysics models, which let engineers access specific inputs and outputs in the simulation. These can both simplify the running of simulations, while expanding upon the information provided by the underlying models, through being designed in ways that focus simulations towards specific engineering uses. More stakeholders use their own specialized experience, knowledge, and innovative ideas to participate in the simulation work and inform design decisions. Apps can be distributed to anyone the app designer chooses as compiled executable files, using COMSOL Compiler™, or through an app-management tool called COMSOL Server™.

The Model Manager further enhances collaboration across teams by allowing version-controlled work to be performed by multiple engineers on individual models or apps, among other features. Introduced in COMSOL Multiphysics® version 6.0, it also provides a platform that centrally organizes model, app, and other external files to facilitate collaboration.

Multiphysics simulation has changed product design for the better. Simulation data management and simulation applications make it even more powerful. 

COMSOL, COMSOL Multiphysics, COMSOL Compiler, and COMSOL Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of COMSOL AB.


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