Mar 30, 2017 Bethesda, Maryland8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

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You are invited to join us at COMSOL Day Bethesda for a day of multiphysics modeling training, talks by invited speakers, and the opportunity to exchange ideas with other simulation specialists in the COMSOL community.

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This introductory demonstration will show you the fundamental workflow of the COMSOL Multiphysics® modeling environment. We will cover all of the key modeling steps, including geometry creation, setting up physics, meshing, solving, and postprocessing.

Coffee Break
Invited Speakers
Vasudevan Venkateshwaran, W. L. Gore and Associates

Accelerating Development Using COMSOL Server™

The theory, modeling, and simulation teams at Gore develop many mathematical models and simulation tools that play a very important role in guiding new technology development. A major challenge that we face is deploying these tools for broader use across the enterprise, including our research centers in Europe and Asia. In this talk, I will discuss how we address this problem using the COMSOL Server™ product and our experience in using it over the last year. I will also discuss what advantages and limitations we have seen during our use and potential new capabilities that would enhance user experience.

Bjorn Sjodin, COMSOL, Inc.

Release Highlights COMSOL® Software Version 5.3

COMSOL's latest release, version 5.3, contains new functionality that will benefit all users. Learn about the most important news that will help you increase your modeling productivity.

Coffee Break

Learn how to convert a model into a custom app using the Application Builder, which is included in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. You can upload your apps to a COMSOL Server™ installation to access and run the apps from anywhere within your organization.

Break for Lunch
Parallel Training
CFD and Heat Transfer Minicourse

Get a quick overview of using the CFD Module and Heat Transfer Module within the COMSOL® software environment.

Low-Frequency Electromagnetics Minicourse

Explore the capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics® for electromagnetics in the static and low-frequency regime with a focus on the AC/DC Module.

Coffee Break
Parallel Training
Solvers Minicourse

Learn the fundamental numerical techniques and underlying algorithms related to linear and nonlinear multiphysics simulations. We will cover the difference between iterative and direct solvers as well as the different study types including stationary, transient, and eigenfrequency analysis.

High-Frequency Electromagnetics Minicourse

Learn about modeling high-frequency electromagnetic waves using the RF Module, Wave Optics Module, and Ray Optics Module.

Coffee Break
Parallel Training
Acoustics and Structural Mechanics Minicourse

Get a brief overview of using the Acoustics Module and Structural Mechanics Module within the COMSOL® software environment.

Meshing Minicourse

Learn about 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.

COMSOL Day Details


Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Discounted parking is available for $8/day.

COMSOL Speakers

Jeanette Littmarck
Jeanette Littmarck has 25 years of sales experience at COMSOL and is the sales manager for governmental accounts in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She joined COMSOL AB in Sweden in 1992 and became the first sales representative for all Scandinavian customers before moving to the Burlington office in 2000.
Gilbert Kiyingi
Gilbert Kiyingi joined COMSOL in 2015 and currently works as a technical sales engineer, covering accounts in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. He received a BS in aerospace engineering from Boston University.
Temesgen Kindo
Temesgen Kindo works at COMSOL as an applications engineer, specializing in structural mechanics and equation-based modeling. Before joining the Burlington, MA office, Temesgen received his PhD in civil engineering from Duke University. He is interested in nonlinear mechanics, multiphysics problems, and applied mathematics.
Peter Lyu
Peter Lyu is an applications engineer specializing in fluid flow, heat transfer, and optimization. Peter received his MS and PhD degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan. His research focus was on aircraft design and multidisciplinary design optimization.

Invited Speakers

Bjorn Sjodin
COMSOL, Inc. Bjorn Sjodin is the VP of product management at COMSOL. He has been with COMSOL since 1995 and started out as a member of the development team in Stockholm, Sweden. He joined the COMSOL office in Burlington in 2002.
Vasudevan Venkateshwaran
W. L. Gore and Associates Vasudevan Venkateshwaran currently works as a research scientist at W. L. Gore and Associates. There, he develops mathematical models and simulation tools to facilitate product development and data analytics as well as meet a variety of technology R&D needs. He graduated with a PhD in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he applied statistical physics and molecular simulation methods to study soft condensed matter systems.

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