Information about the Shared Comsol License Pool


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:

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

Current groups participating in the license pool:

Groups included in the 2020-2021 license pool: Bowers, Campas, Dressaire, Hawkes, Liao, Luzzatto-Fegiz, McFarland, Meinhart, Mishra, Moody, Pennathur, Sauret, Sepunaru, Theogarajan, 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:

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

Contact information:

Technical information:

Computer-related (media download, license for your participating group),