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.

Updates: until 31.01.2019.

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


For research. To apply for Academic license, fill in the . License may only be acquired 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.

To register:

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. To receive the software license, fill in the application form.

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 (5.3):

COMSOL Multiphysics

COMSOL Multiphysics Heat Transfer module

COMSOL Multiphysics Material library

COMSOL Multiphysics Acoustic module

COMSOL Multiphysics Structural mechanics module

COMSOL Multiphysics CFD module

COMSOL Multiphysics LiveLink for MATLAB

Class Kit license for studies (5.3):

COMSOL Multiphysics

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