The Department of Materials has a 3 (+2) seat floating network license for COMSOL multiphysics

Maintained floating licenses (5.6 as of 2021-01-10): 

  • COMSOL Multiphysics x 4  (+2 specifically for PSG group)
  • AC/DC Module x 2
  • CFD Module x 1
  • Heat Transfer Module x 1
  • LiveLink for MATLAB Module x 1
  • RF Module x 1
  • Structural Mechanics Module x 1
  • Wave Optics Module x 1
  • Battery Design Module  x 1   (+2 specifically for PSG group)

[Also CPU-locked license in Roger Reed Group : COMSOL+StructuralMechanics+NonlinearStructuralMaterials+Livelink   (March2018)]

The annual maintenance costs and the purchase costs of the modules are paid by the users - currently the research groups of :

  • Patrick Grant (COMSOL,RF, +COMSOLx2, +Batteryx2)
  • Mauro Pasta (COMSOL, Battery)
  • Other Users (COMSOL, Structural Mechanics)

Researchers from other groups within Materials (and sometimes other departments) are welcome to ask for access to COMSOL in order to investigate capabilities. If usage levels increase to frequent sustained usage then you may be asked to contribute towards the annual maintenance costs each February.

License Server Status

Because licenses are shared, your may encounter a "licence unavailable" error if licenses are all in use.

Please  find out who is using the comsol licenses and contact the other users directly or email IT staff.

Note that when checking the comsol licenses using the above link, there can be confusion caused by unsupported licenses for older versions of the software which do not work with the newest version.

e.g. license server status webpage says 2x RF licenses exist and status shows 1x in use by PersonA however if PersonB tries to use second license it does not work because it is for an older version of COMSOL (because we stopped paying annual maintenance of the second RF module a few years ago).  Below is a list of older licenses:

COMSOL5.5  Batteries and fuelcells module x3  (renamed in version 5.6 to Battery Design Module)

COMSOL5.21 Particle Tracing module x1, RF module x1

COMSOL4.3 Structural Mechanics module x1, Nonlinear Structural Mechanics module x1, LivelinkMatlab module x1, LivelinkExcel module x1

Obtaining software

Please contact IT staff if you wish to start using Comsol stating your name, research group and computer hostname.