CFD: Single Phase Flow in COMSOL Multiphysics

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April 23-24, 2019

August 6-7, 2019

October 22-23, 2019


City: Columbus, OH


Organization: AltaSim Technologies

130 East Wilson Bridge Rd, Suite 120

Columbus, OH 43085



This two-day course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of performing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of single phase flow using COMSOL Multiphysics.It is expected that participants will have a working knowledge of COMSOL Multiphysics before attending. AltaSim’s instructors will draw on their experience as COMSOL Certified Consultants solving a wide range of problems on a daily basis to teach you the practical aspects of performing realistic single phase flow analysis of real world problems. The course will cover the fundamentals of performing laminar and turbulent flow for CFD using finite element analysis. The course will lead you through how the governing equations of mass, momentum and energy are applied in COMSOL to analyze laminar and turbulent flow for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. Participants will experience the fundamentals of obtaining accurate CFD analyses through a combination of presentations, demonstrations, workshops, one-on-one instruction and individual problems. Selection of solver settings to obtain converged solutions for complex flow conditions will be presented based on practical experience using COMSOL Multiphysics to analyze complex fluid flow problems and specific application to specialized flow problems demonstrated through practice problems. On completion you will be proficient in analyzing single phase flow problems using COMSOL Multiphysics.


The fee for this two-day course is $1350 per person.

Day 1, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Attendees will receive an introduction to the fundamental governing equations for laminar and turbulent flow in fluids and how they are applied in COMSOL Multiphysics. Best practices for developing component geometry, meshing and boundary conditions will be demonstrated using practical examples. The selection of relevant models for turbulent flow will be discussed and the selection of solver settings to allow analysis of complex flow patterns detailed. At the end of Day 1 participants will have an understanding of the following items:

  • The fundamentals principles governing CFD analysis
  • Set up of CFD analyses in COMSOL
  • Analysis of laminar and turbulent flow in fluids
  • Selection of relevant boundary conditions
  • Selection of solver settings and parameters to obtain a converged solution

Day 2, 8:30am – 5:00pm

The second day will extend the understanding developed on Day 1 by focusing in analyzing specialized applications of CFD analysis using COMSOL Multiphysics.A detailed understanding of best practices for problem set up, obtaining a converged solution under difficult flow conditionsand the validity of introducing specific assumptions to simplify the CFD analyses will be developed using practical examples. The following specialized flow conditions will be examined:

  • Compressible flow
  • Flow in porous media
  • Stokes flow
  • Thin film flow
  • Rotating machinery
  • Microfluidics


Instruction will be performed by experienced engineers who use COMSOL Multiphysics on a daily basis to solve a wide range of complex CFD problems. Among the instructors will be:

Luke Gritter

Staff for teaching comsol multiphysics training courseLuke has over 10 years experience in multiphysics analysis and specializes in analysis of problems relating to fluid flow, thermal, electro-magnetic, plasma and acoustic phenomena. As a Research Engineer at AltaSim he has been instrumental in the development and application of multiphysics analysis to real world problems in the Medical Products, Consumer Products, Semiconductor Devices and Energy markets.


Josh Thomas

JoshuaThomasWith over eight years of computational analysis experience, Josh has a graduate level training in computational mechanics modeling specializing in microstructural analysis. As a Research Engineer at AltaSim, he plays a vital role in developing solutions to a wide range of multiphysics problems using COMSOL. He has been integral to the development and teaching of both COMSOL Multiphysics and SpaceClaim courses at AltaSim.

Who should attend

This course is intended for people who wish to analyze single phase flow behavior using COMSOL Multiphysics. It is expected that attendees will have an existing knowledge of the structure of COMSOL Multiphysics and will possess a relevant engineering, physics, mathematics or science background.


For registration and further information please e-mail or call Lynne Smith 614 861 7015 x10. Early registration is encouraged as the number of participants is limited.

Course Confirmation

Upon registration you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your reservation, directions to the course site and information on local accommodation.

Course Hours

Training will take place between 9.00am and 5.00pm, check-in is open from 8.30am on the first day.. Lunch and refreshments during the morning and afternoon sessions are provided.

Payment Methods

Payment should be provided in advance and can be made by Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, company purchase order or check. For security purposes we do not accept credit card information by e-mail, but we have an electronic payment system for your convenience.

Please mail payments/purchase orders to:

AltaSim Technologies
130 East Wilson Bridge Rd, Suite 140
Columbus, OH 43085

Please fax purchase orders to:

AltaSim Technologies
ATTN: Training
614 861 7534

Cancellation Policy

Please note that your seat in the course can not be confirmed until payment or a formal purchase order have been received. Instructor-led training tuition is fully refundable if we receive written notification (via mail or e-mail) of cancellation on or before seven business days prior to the class. Cancellations made less than seven business days prior to class will be charged 50 percent of the course tuition fee. If you fail to show up to class without written notice, you will be charged the full tuition. You may send a substitute in your place to avoid a fee.

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