COMSOL Multiphysics is based on partial differential equations (PDEs) – the fundamental equations that describe the laws of science. It is a powerful interactive environment for modeling and solving all kinds of scientific and engineering problems based on partial differential equations (PDEs). When solving the PDEs, COMSOL Multiphysics uses the proven finite element method (FEM) together with adaptive meshing and error control using a variety of numerical solvers.
With this software one can easily extend conventional models for one type of physics into multiphysics models that solve coupled physics phenomena-and do so simultaneously. Thanks to the built-in physics modes it is possible to build models by defining the relevant physical quantities-such as material properties, loads, constraints, sources, and fluxes-rather than by defining the underlying equations. The COMSOL Multiphysics can be used as a standalone product or together with the MATLAB.
The COMSOL Multiphysics can be use in many application areas. At the Quenching Research Centre (QRC) the COMSOL Multiphysics is a numerical tool for solving problems of heat transfer, diffusion, fluid dynamics and structural mechanics.