COMSOL Multiphysics

COMSOL Multiphysics is a software package applying advanced numerical methods to simulate physical processes. The main modules of COMSOL Multiphysics allow numerical experiments in electrodynamics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, etc. You can get more information on software modules here. 

COMSOL Multiphysics is available for non-commercial research and study purposes. For time-consuming COMSOL simulations, RTU HPC cluster services may be used.

License term: perpetual.

Last avaliable version: 5.4

Help from Comsol webpage: not avaliable

User groups: employees, doctoral students, classrooms and users.


To register for the license, fill in the application form.

For reserch

License is available, which may be obtained by RTU employees and doctoral students.

After registration users will be given instructions regarding file downloading and installation.

For studies.

Class kit license is available, which may be used for student training at classrooms and for preparing study materials.

After registration users will be given instructions regarding file downloading and installation. When a classroom is registered, the application form shall contain information on the classroom address and No., number of computers, and gateway IP address or IP address range.

For students. Students may install COMSOL Multiphysics RF module on their personal computers.

For HPC users. Registered cluster users may use the software on the cluster, the application form is available here.

Computer requirements

Hardware and OS. Information on the developer’s website:

Network connection. COMSOL research and classroom license is stored on the central server of RTU data centre, thus computer must be connected to RTU network (Floating Network license) during software installation and use.

For using outside RTU, like at home, VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection to RTU network is necessary (more information is available here).

Available program modules and versions

Academic license for research (5.4):

COMSOL Multiphysics

COMSOL Multiphysics COMSOL Multiphysics Heat Transfer module (to version 5.3a)

COMSOL Multiphysics Material library

COMSOL Multiphysics Acoustic module (to version 5.3a)

COMSOL Multiphysics Structural mechanics module (to version 5.3a)

COMSOL Multiphysics CFD module

COMSOL Multiphysics LiveLink for MATLAB (to version 5.3a)

Class Kit license for studies (5.3):

COMSOL Multiphysics (till version 5.3)

RF module (purchased by RTU Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Department of Basic Electronics) (till version 5.3)