FE software Comsol Multiphysics 3.3a now runs on the Microsoft Vista O/S as well as on Intel-based Macs. A new Material Library simplifies the accurate specification of properties for more than 2,500 materials. Also, users can import files in the CHEMKIN format, a standard in the chemical industry for gas-phase reactions, combustion, and atmospheric chemistry. Lastly, a new repair feature makes imported CAD data suitable for FEA by filling gaps, knitting faces, and repairing geometry objects.

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