COMSOL Multiphysics® Advanced Topics (3 Days)

Feb 26 - Feb 28, 2019 Burlington, Massachusetts 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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In this 3-day training course, we will delve into the practice of finite element modeling using COMSOL Multiphysics® with a focus on optimization. We will begin with emphasis on the practical aspects of solving linear and nonlinear single-physics and multiphysics problems. We will then focus on how to add additional governing equations into your model via equation-based modeling. The last day of the course focuses on the Optimization Module and how to use the COMSOL® software to improve your designs.

Day 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please plan to check in between 8:30 and 9 a.m.

On the first day, we will focus on the practical aspects of finite element modeling:

  • Understanding and solving linear and nonlinear stationary models
  • Handling issues of convergence for nonlinear models
  • Solving multiphysics problems via coupled or segregated approaches
  • Tuning the mesh and the stationary solver settings for improved performance
  • Meshing and time stepping considerations for solving time-dependent problems

Day 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please plan to check in between 8:30 and 9 a.m.

On the second day, we will focus on equation-based modeling techniques that address:

  • Using equation-based modeling interfaces in COMSOL Multiphysics® for single-physics and multiphysics problems
  • Implementing equation-based loads and constraints
  • Using global equations, ordinary differential equations, and algebraic equations
  • Setting up customized material models, equations of state, damage equations, and more
  • Introducing feedback into a model to achieve the desired operating conditions

Day 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please plan to check in between 8:30 and 9 a.m.

On day three, we will focus on optimization:

  • Goal seeking via additional global equations
  • Computing design sensitivities via the Adjoint and Forward methods
  • Geometric parameter optimization for directly modifying your CAD geometry
  • Shape optimization and using the Moving Mesh and Deformed Geometry interfaces
  • Topology optimization using the Density Model features

Suggested Background

This course builds upon the material in the 2-day COMSOL Multiphysics® Intensive Training course. The Advanced Topics course is suitable for existing users of COMSOL Multiphysics® who are comfortable operating the software and want to learn more about the unique and powerful features that can accelerate and improve their modeling and design workflow.

Pricing & Payment Methods

The price for this 3-day course is $1,795.00 per person.

  • We offer an academic discount to those who qualify. The academic rate for this course is $1,145.

We accept payment by credit card, company purchase order, check, wire, or direct deposit. For security purposes, please do not send credit card information via email. COMSOL will contact you by phone to confirm the payment information.

Mail payments or purchase orders to:

100 District Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803

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100 District Avenue
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803


Walter Frei
COMSOL, Inc. Walter Frei leads the applications team in COMSOL's Burlington office. He received his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working on the optimization of photonic crystal microcavity lasers. He has been with COMSOL since 2008.