COMSOL CONFERENCE 2018 BOSTON
You are invited to attend the COMSOL Conference 2018 to advance your numerical simulation skills and connect with fellow modeling and design experts. This event focuses on multiphysics simulation and its applications. A great variety of sessions offers everything from inspiring keynotes by industry leaders to one-on-one meetings with application engineers and developers. You can customize the program to your own specific needs whether the purpose is learning new modeling techniques or connecting with fellow users of the COMSOL® software. Join us at the COMSOL Conference to:
- Stay up-to-date with current multiphysics modeling tools and technologies
- Pick up new simulation techniques in a variety of minicourses and workshops
- Present a paper or poster and gain recognition for your design and research work
- Interact with your colleagues in industry-specific panel discussions
- Get assistance for your modeling problems at demo stations
- Learn how to build and deploy simulation apps for your team or organization
- Draw inspiration for your next design innovation from leaders in multiphysics simulation
Schedule October 3-5
- Geometry Modeling and CAD Import
Whether you choose to construct a geometry in the COMSOL Desktop® or import it from a CAD file, this minicourse will demonstrate some useful tools. Did you know that COMSOL Multiphysics® can automatically generate the cross section of a solid object and you can use it for a 2D simulation? Or that you can directly import topographic data to create 3D objects? Generating a geometry is also about preparing selections for physics settings. By using the right selection tools, you can easily automate the modeling workflow, even when this involves simulations on widely different versions of a geometry. Attend this minicourse to see a demonstration of these techniques and more.
- Understanding the Stationary Solvers
COMSOL Multiphysics® gives you precise control over the way in which your multiphysics models are solved. In this minicourse, we will cover the fundamental numerical techniques and underlying algorithms used for steady-state models and explain the reasons behind the default solver settings. Building upon this knowledge, you will learn various techniques for achieving or accelerating convergence of nonlinear multiphysics models.
- Resistive and Capacitive Devices
In this minicourse, we will address the modeling of resistive and capacitive devices with the AC/DC Module. We will also cover the calculation of electric fields under steady-state, transient, and frequency-domain conditions, as well as the extraction of lumped parameters such as capacitance matrices. Applications include the modeling of resistive heating and sensor design.
- Laminar and Microfluidic Flow
In this minicourse, we will cover the Microfluidics Module, which features custom interfaces for the simulation of microfluidic devices and rarefied gas flows. Single-phase flow capabilities include both Newtonian and non-Newtonian flow. Beyond its single-phase flow capabilities, this module also allows for two-phase flow simulations to capture surface tension forces, capillary forces, and Marangoni effects. Typical applications include lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices, digital microfluidics, electrokinetic and magnetokinetic devices, inkjets, and vacuum systems.
- Conduction and Convection
In this minicourse, you will learn about modeling conductive and convective heat transfer with COMSOL Multiphysics®, the Heat Transfer Module, the CFD Module, and the Subsurface Flow Module. Conductive heat transfer modeling addresses heat transfer through solids and can include heat transfer in thin layers, contact thermal resistance, and phase change. Convective heat transfer addresses heat transfer in solids and fluids. We will also address natural convection induced by buoyancy forces.
- Svante Littmarck, COMSOL, Inc.
In this minicourse, we will walk you through the meshing techniques that are available to you in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. We will introduce you to basic meshing concepts, such as how to tweak the meshing parameters for unstructured meshes. More advanced topics include working with swept meshes and creating mesh plots. You will also learn a useful technique for meshing imported CAD designs: How to hide small geometry features from the mesher.
- Magnets, Coils, and Motors
Magnetic fields arise due to magnets and the flow of current. In this minicourse, you will learn about using the AC/DC Module to model static, transient, and frequency-domain magnetic fields that arise around magnets and coils. We will introduce various ways of modeling magnetically permeable materials, motors, and generators.
- Turbulent and High Mach Number Flow
Learn how to efficiently simulate incompressible and compressible turbulent flows in this CFD minicourse. The CFD Module allows for accurate multiphysics flow simulations, such as conjugate heat transfer with nonisothermal flow and fluid-structure interactions. We will also discuss physics interfaces for simulating flow in porous media, discrete and homogeneous two-phase flow, and flow in stirred vessels with rotating parts.
- Radiation and Ambient Conditions Modeling
Radiative heat transfer is one of the three types of heat transfer and plays a major role in many applications. During this session, we will focus on the features for modeling surface-to-surface radiation for gray surfaces or multiple spectral bands, such as solar and infrared radiation. We will discuss different examples in order to help identify cases where thermal radiation has to be accounted for.
Defining ambient conditions is a key point in the model definition, especially when solar radiation is accounted for, but there are also other cases. We will review the different means to define the ambient condition and how use them for conduction, convection, and radiation in heat transfer models.
- Introduction to the Application Builder
The Application Builder, included in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, allows you to wrap your COMSOL Multiphysics® models in user-friendly interfaces. This minicourse will cover the two main components of the Application Builder: the Form Editor and the Method Editor. You will learn how to use the Form Editor to add buttons, sliders, input and output objects, and more. You will also learn how to use the Method Editor and other tools to efficiently write methods to extend the functionality of your apps.
- Understanding the Time-Dependent Solvers
COMSOL Multiphysics® includes a set of powerful implicit time-stepping algorithms for fast and accurate solutions to transient models. In this minicourse, you will learn how to pick a solver based on the problem at hand, measure and control computational error, as well as check convergence and other salient issues in time-dependent analyses using the finite element method.
- RF and Microwave Modeling
In this minicourse, we will cover the use of the RF Module for simulating Maxwell's equations in the high-frequency electromagnetic wave regime. We will discuss applications in resonant cavity analysis, antenna modeling, transmission lines and waveguides, and scattering. Then, we will address the coupling of electromagnetic wave simulations to heat transfer, such as in RF heating.
- Statics and Dynamics
In this minicourse, we will address the modeling of stresses, strains, and deflections in solid materials and mechanisms. Stationary, transient, and frequency-domain simulations will be covered. Shells, membranes, beams, and trusses will also be introduced. If you are interested in learning about the Structural Mechanics Module and Multibody Dynamics Module, this minicourse is for you.
When presenting your results, the quality of the postprocessing will determine the impact of your presentation. This minicourse will thoroughly explore the many tools in the Results node designed to make your data look its best, including mirroring, revolving symmetric data, cut planes, cut lines, exporting data, joining or comparing multiple data sets, as well as animations.
The Optimization Module will take you beyond traditional engineering analysis and into the design process. In this minicourse, you will learn to use gradient-based optimization techniques and constraint equations to define and solve problems in shape, parameter, and topology optimization, as well as inverse modeling. The techniques shown in this minicourse are applicable for almost all types of models.
- Wave Optics Modeling
The Wave Optics Module offers both full-wave modeling of Maxwell's equations and the beam envelope method. The beam envelope method is particularly useful for modeling optical waveguiding structures, where the field envelope varies slowly along the direction of propagation. This minicourse introduces the use of the beam envelope method and how it contrasts with full-wave models. Optical scattering from periodic structures, such as gratings, will also be covered.
- Nonlinearity and Fatigue
This minicourse builds upon static and dynamic modeling to address questions of material nonlinearity and fatigue. We will cover the various nonlinear material models used for modeling metals, polymers, soils, and ceramics. Furthermore, we will discuss creep modeling and structural and thermal fatigue modeling.
- Automating Model Building Using Methods and the Application Builder
Learn how to use the Application Builder and the Method Editor to automate your model building, including setting up the geometry, material properties, loads, and boundary conditions; meshing; solving; and extracting data. You will learn how the Application Builder can be a powerful tool in your modeling process.
- Equation-Based Modeling
Partial differential equations (PDEs) constitute the mathematical foundation to describe the laws of nature. This minicourse will introduce you to the techniques for constructing your own linear or nonlinear PDE systems. You will also learn how to add ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and algebraic equations to your model.
- Charged Particle Tracing
Learn how to use the Particle Tracing Module to compute the paths of ions and electrons in external electric and magnetic fields. The external fields can be entered as expressions or solved for using a different physics interface, then coupled to the Charged Particle Tracing interface. Typical applications include mass spectrometry, accelerator physics, ion optics, and etching. You will learn how to use a probabilistic approach to simulate the collisions between these ions or electrons and a rarefied background gas. We will also discuss the analysis of nonlaminar charged particle beams and self-consistent modeling of bidirectionally coupled particle-field interactions.
- Semiconductor Modeling
The Semiconductor Module enables the drift-diffusion modeling of semiconductor devices and modeling quantum systems with the Schrödinger equation. This minicourse focuses on practical topics such as model setup, results visualization, circuit and multiphysics couplings, and best practices, by examining a few tutorial models selected from the Application Libraries.
- Chemical Reaction Engineering
In this minicourse, you will learn how to define chemical kinetics, thermodynamic properties, and transport properties for models of reacting systems using the Chemical Reaction Engineering Module. We will address topics including homogeneous and surface reactions, diffusion and convection in diluted and concentrated solutions, thermal effects on transport and reactions, and mass and heat transfer in heterogeneous catalysis.
- Modeling Speakers, Microphones, and Other Transducers
This minicourse is focused on modeling all kinds of transducers. The transduction from an electric signal to an acoustic signal, including the mechanical path, is a true multiphysics application. We will set up a simple model using the built-in multiphysics couplings and also look at other modeling techniques, like combining lumped models with FEM or BEM. The analysis can be done in the frequency domain or extended to the time domain, where nonlinear effects can be included. You will also learn about recent news and additions to the COMSOL Multiphysics® software relevant to the topic. Application areas include, but are not limited to, mobile devices, piezotransducers, loudspeakers, headsets, and speaker cabinets.
From Boston Logan Airport
Take the Blue Line Inbound from Airport Station to Park Street Station. Take the Green Line D from Park Street Station to Riverside Station. Riverside Station is 2 miles from the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel. Shuttle service is provided by the hotel to the conference.
We recommend that conference attendees stay at the conference venue, the Boston Marriott Newton. During the conference, all meals and refreshments are provided for you by COMSOL with all events conveniently located in the hotel itself. There is free parking for conference attendees. Book by September 14th to receive the discounted room rate of $199/night.
Get ready to connect, learn, and innovate. Join the top minds in science, physics, and engineering for three days of training, talks by industry experts, and presentations featuring cutting-edge R&D.Register
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