November 1, 2018 | Materials | Software Product of the Month: November 2018 COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.4 COMSOL, Burlington, MA, introduced COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.4 that features the new COMSOL Compiler™ for creating standalone simulation applications and digital twins for the Windows® and Linux® operating systems as well as macOS. Using COMSOL Compiler, applications created with the Application Builder can be compiled and distributed as executable files for anyone to use without a COMSOL Multiphysics or COMSOL Server™ license. Users can share knowledge and expertise in the form of modeling and simulation apps with anyone in the world. Also included in the new version is a Composite Materials Module that enables modeling of composite laminates by providing a range of pre- and post-processing tools for structures with tens or hundreds of layers. The module is an add-on to the Structural Mechanics Module. Productivity improvements include the ability to use multiple parameter sets in a model including parametric sweeping over multiple parameter sets. Users can organize Model Builder nodes into groups and assign custom coloring schemes to geometry models. For Free Info Click Here Tech Briefs Magazine This article first appeared in the November, 2018 issue of Tech Briefs Magazine. Read more articles from this issue here. Read more articles from the archives here. SUBSCRIBE View the discussion thread.