Ray Optics in COMSOL Multiphysics

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City: Columbus, OH


September 13, 2019


Organization: AltaSim Technologies

130 East Wilson Bridge Rd, Suite 120

Columbus, OH 43085




This one-day course provides an introduction to solving ray tracing problems using COMSOL Multiphysics and details best practices for obtaining high quality solutions.  Problem types range from introductory and classical applications taken from geometric and ray optics, to advanced topics, such as solutions adapted to low frequency (radio and microwave), and High frequency electromagnetic (EM) field propagation models.  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 in solving specialized energy transport problems related to RF field, wave optics, and ray tracing, to explore aspects of performing realistic analysis of EM field strength propagation and associated spatial distributions, through informal lectures, and hands-on participation, demonstrating currently available principles and practices.  The course covers ray tracing problems starting with a description of ray tracing methods, and examines how to solve these problems in COMSOL Multiphysics using techniques and instruction that highlight different ways that results can depend on various physical properties of EM source and propagation environment, and as a separate problem set, including technical approaches related to importing and analyzing non-traditional model domain coverages that may involve wide area geometries, such as those found at larger, city-level mapping scales.  On completion you will be knowledgeable in setting up and solving analyses of ray tracing problems using COMSOL Multiphysics.


The cost of this one-day course is $800.00 per person.

Day 1, 8:30am – 5:00pm

An initial overview will be provided of the governing equations of electromagnetic wave propagation and the relevant material properties required for numerical analysis. Detailed consideration will be given to the selection and implementation of the relevant boundary conditions required for accurate analysis. At the end of Day 1 participants will have an understanding of the following items:

  • Fundamental governing equations of electromagnetic wave phenomena
  • Understanding of the simplifications of the electromagnetic wave propagation solution associated with the ray tracing methodology
  • Selection of boundary conditions
  • Best practices for selection of mesh refinement
  • Wave propagation under a variety of situations
  • Error developed in solution as a function of wavelength and geometric length scales
  • Practical application of ray tracing to electromagnetic wave propagation in an urban environment



Instruction will be performed by experienced engineers who use COMSOL Multiphysics on a daily basis to solve real world problems. Among the instructors will be:

Sergei Yushanov:

SergeiYushanovSergei 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.




For registration and further information please e-mail or call Lynne Smith at 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 8:30am and 5:00pm, check-in is open from 8:00am. 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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