Easy address to this page http://comsol.ux.uis.no/

COMSOL Multiphysics

For a list of new features in 5.5, visit https://www.comsol.com/release/5.5 After installation, please check for software updates at http://www.comsol.com/support/updates/. Updates might also be available locally on the ISO ftp server.


Current available network licenses for COMSOL Multiphysics:
  • 4 COMSOL Multiphysics
  • 1 AC/DC Module
  • 1 Acoustics Module
  • 1 Batteries & Fuel Cells
  • 1 CFD Module
  • 1 Chemical Reaction Engineering Module
  • 1 ECAD Import Module
  • 1 Heat Transfer Module
  • 1 LiveLink for Matlab
  • 1 MEMS Module
  • 1 Microfluidics Module
  • 1 Molecular Flow Module
  • 1 Nonlinear Structural Materials Module
  • 1 RF Module

Installing COMSOL Multiphysics

Before installing and use, please read the COMSOL Multiphysics terms of use.

License server information and the location of the installation media (the iso file), is only accessible on the campus network.

Download the COMSOL iso file, mount it (Windows users see VirtuellDVDStasjon) and start the installation:

  • GNU/Linux: In a terminal window, execute the installation script /mnt/cd/install or /mnt/cd/setup
  • Mac: Start the installation by dobbel click on InstallForMacOSX.
  • Windows: Double click setup.exe

Getting access to the license server

This is only necessary if you want to run COMSOL Multiphysics from outside of the UiS' network. Also please note that access may be removed at any time and without prior notice!

In order to get access, you have to provide your IP address at home, and mail it from your @uis.no / @ux.uis.no account, to theo at ux.uis.no. Finding your IP at home is easy, just browse to http://minip.ux.uis.no on your home pc. The subject should be "Comsol IP" and the mail should include some info about your association to UiS, see below:

To: theo at ux.uis.no
Subject: Comsol IP

  1. your department (and faculty if not TekNat)
  2. your association to UiS: employee or fellow
  3. your IP address (not UiS addresses, addresses starting with 152.94.x.x) If you provided the necessary info and everything is okay, access should be granted within a day, if its not, contact theo at ux.uis.no (again) or drop by at E-322.

COMSOL Multiphysics installation

The following screenshots is from the 4.2 installation, the steps for installing latest version is almost identical.

step 1

Start a new installation

step 2

  1. Accept license agreement
  2. Choose port@server license format
  3. Provide port number (see Comsol license info)
  4. Enter license server name (see Comsol license info)
  5. Click Check to verify your connection to the license server, if it fails, have you got access to the license server) ?
  6. Enter your name
  7. Enter your department and faculty, ex. matnat, teknat

step 3

You probably want to keep both 32bit and 64bit checked, click Next

step 4

  1. Uncheck License Manager (only needed on the license server, not on client's)
  2. Keep default installation path, or choose somewhere else.

step 5

  1. If you have MATLAB installed, provide the path to the root of your MATLAB installation.

step 6

Start the installation, click Install

step 7

Accept and continue.

step 8

Done, close the installer, click Finish

step 9

If you chose to have a shortcut created on your desktop.

License failure

If your PC are unable to communicate with the license server, maybe because your IP has changed or because of network trouble, starting COMSOL Multiphysics will fail and this error message will pop up.

  1. Check your Internet connection
  2. Check your IP, mail your IP again if it has changed.

Using COMSOL Multiphysics on campus

For now, access to the license server is granted to all campus computers on the wired network.

Because of restrictions enforced on the official wireless network, you wont be able to use Comsol when connected to the eduroam or the UiSgjester wireless network...
Topic revision: r30 - 2020-01-28, TheodorIvesdal

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