Information about the Shared Comsol License Pool

Background:

Since 2007 the Mechanical Engineering Department has managed a shared pool of COMSOL research licenses as a service to researchers who use the software for UCSB-related research. Commercial use is prohibited with this license.

The shared network license pool is currently comprised of the following:

  • 19 ea. COMSOL Multiphysics
  • 2 ea. AC/DC Module
  • 2 ea. CFD Module
  • 1 ea. Chemical Reaction Engineering Module
  • 2 ea. Electrochemistry Module
  • 1 ea. Heat Transfer Module
  • 1 ea. LiveLink for Excel
  • 3 ea. LiveLink for MATLAB
  • 1 ea. LiveLink for SOLIDWORKS
  • 2 ea. MEMS Module
  • 2 ea. Microfluidics Module
  • 1 ea. Molecular Flow Module
  • 1 ea. Multibody Dynamics Module
  • 1 ea. Nonlinear Structural Materials Module
  • 1 ea. Optimization Module
  • 2 ea. Particle Tracing Module
  • 1 ea. Ray Tracing Module
  • 1 ea. RF Module
  • 1 ea. Semiconductor Module
  • 1 ea. Structural Mechanics Module
  • 1 ea. Subsurface Flow Module
  • 1 ea. Wave Optics Module
  • 1 ea. Acoustics Module
  • 1 ea. Materials Library

Groups included in the 2020 license pool: Bamieh, Blumenthal, Bowers, Campas, Dressaire, Foster, Hawkes, Luzzatto-Fegiz, Meinhart, Mishra, Moody, D. Patterson, Pennathur, Sauret, Sepunaru, Theogarajan, Visell, and Zhu.

COMSOL System Requirements:

  • COMSOL runs with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.
  • An active network connection to obtain a lcense from the pool. And the UCSB VPN client of off campus access.
  • Users who buy into the license pool can also run the software on the CNSI Center for Scientific Computing clusters.
  • Full details regarding system requirements can be found at: https://www.comsol.com/system-requirements

Cost distribution: Each research group participating in the pool pays an equal share of the total license.

Contact information:
Billing: Julie Dunson, jdunson@engineering.ucsb.edu, x5835
Questions about joining the license pool: Trevor Marks, tmarks@engineering.ucsb.edu

Technical information:
Computer-related (media download, license for your participating group), support@me.ucsb.edu