$400,000 software license agreement: KTH Schools to use COMSOL

April 19, 2011
Burlington, MA--COMSOL Multiphysics simulation software will be provided to all the Schools within The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) under a three-year, $400,000 site license agreement.

Burlington, MA--COMSOL Multiphysics simulation software will be provided to all the Schools within The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH; Stockholm, Sweden) under a three-year, $400,000 site license agreement KTH has struck with COMSOL. More than 16,000 teachers, researchers, and students will now have access to the entire suite of software tools. COMSOL Multiphysics software enables engineers and scientists in a wide array of engineering fields to conduct real-world simulations of any physics-based system for product design and development.

Over the last two decades, KTH and COMSOL have continually strengthened what has been a long-standing bond. "Today, KTH graduates are omnipresent among our company’s employees, going all the way back to our founders," notes COMSOL Sweden sales and marketing manager Daniel Ericsson. "We continue to rely on KTH to recruit new talent for our core development team, and we are delighted by the fact that KTH has chosen to strengthen its relationship with us. There’s also a trend among our commercial customers to look for new hires who have experience using COMSOL."

KTH’s IT department operation manager, Lars Eneslätt, said, "Now, with one and the same software environment, our researchers and students alike can simulate structural mechanics, heat transfer, electromagnetics, chemical engineering and fluid flow. Instead of purchasing ten or more specialized codes, we can invest in one unifying environment that encompasses the needs of all the KTH Schools and that covers a multitude of applications. Also key is the long-term commitment to centralize licenses and agreements. Today we can assure users throughout KTH of continued access to the crucial environment that COMSOL Multiphysics provides for our education and research."

Professor Carl-Mikael Zetterling in the Department of Microelectronics and Applied Physics adds, "By using COMSOL Multiphysics, we can quickly set up models and analyze their physical effects. The software’s flexibility and open structure allows us to customize models to our specific requirements. In addition, the vastly improved user interface in Version 4.1 makes it even easier for new users to get up to speed using the software."

COMSOL Multiphysics is a software environment for the modeling and simulation of any physics-based system. A particular strength is its ability to account for multiphysics phenomena. Optional modules add discipline-specific tools for acoustics, batteries and fuel cells, chemical engineering, electromagnetics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, MEMS, plasma, structural analysis, and subsurface flow. Founded in 1986, the company has U.S. offices in Burlington, MA, and Los Angeles and Palo Alto, CA. International operations and independent distributors complete COMSOL’s worldwide reach.

SOURCE: COMSOL; www.comsol.com/press/news/article/download/747/

About the Author

Gail Overton | Senior Editor (2004-2020)

Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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