Heat Transfer Problems in COMSOL Multiphysics

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April 25-26, 2019

October 24-25, 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 heat transfer analysis 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 effective heat transfer analysis of real world problems. The course will cover the fundamentals of modeling conduction, convection and radiation. In addition, specialty topics such as heat transfer with phase changing materials, heat transfer in biological systems, and heat transfer in pipes will be covered.  This course will lead you through how the governing equations for heat transfer are applied in COMSOL Multiphysics to analyze complex heat transfer problems. Participants will identify how to obtain accurate heat transfer analyses through a combination of presentations, demonstrations, workshops, one-on-one instruction and individual problems. On completion you will be proficient in analyzing heat transfer problems with conduction, convection and radiation 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 heat transfer and how they are applied in COMSOL Multiphysics. Advanced topics such as thermal contact, anisotropic materials, and heat transfer in thin structures will be discussed. At the end of Day 1 participants will have an understanding of the following items:

  • The fundamental principles governing heat transfer analysis
  • Set up of heat transfer analyses in COMSOL
  • Analysis of conductive heat transfer in materials with anisotropic thermal conductivity
  • Analysis of convective cooling using heat flux boundary conditions
  • Analysis of convective cooling using fluid flow conditions
  • Use of infinite elements in heat transfer problems

Day 2, 8:30am – 5:00pm

The second day will extend the understanding developed on Day 1 by introducing radiative heat transfer using COMSOL Multiphysics. Surface-to-surface radiation and radiation in participating media will be examined. A detailed understanding of best practices for problem set up and obtaining a converged solution under difficult analysis conditions will be developed using practical examples. The following specialized heat transfer conditions will be examined:

  • Heat transfer with phase change
  • Evaporation and condensation
  • Heat transfer in biological systems (e.g., thermal tissue ablation)
  • Heat transfer in piping systems


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

Sergei Yushanov

Sergei has over thirty years experience in computational analysis and specializes in analysis of problems relating to electromagnetic, vibration, plasma and acoustic phenomena, structural, piezo-electric, and heat transfer. As a Senior Engineer at AltaSim he has been instrumental in the development and application of multiphysics analysis to problems in the Automotive, Aerospace, Medical Products, Consumer Products, and Energy markets.


Josh Thomas

With 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 heat transfer 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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