Solver Setting for COMSOL Multiphysics

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City: Columbus, OH


Classroom-Based Training


May 10, 2019

June 20, 2019

August 8, 2019

November 15, 2019


The classroom-based training is offered from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm ET . 


Web-based Training

April 9-11, 2019  ( 1:00pm to 3:30pm EDT each day)

July 16-18, 2019  ( 1:00pm to 3:30pm EDT each day)

December 3-5, 2019  ( 1:00pm to 3:30pm EST each day)


The course will be live and interactive with the content being the same as the classroom-based training.


Organization: AltaSim Technologies

130 East Wilson Bridge Rd, Suite 120

Columbus, OH 43085




Student Testimonial:

This has been an excellent class, well designed and well delivered.  The most critical aspects have been Josh’s extensive description of the study-node structure, and how the solvers operate on different levels.  I see now how iteration can occur on any of at least 3 different levels and only in this class have those levels become plain to me.  In addition, this class has helped me interpret information that the COMSOL gui presents, especially in cases where there are partial solutions at numerous substeps.  At my job, I will use what I’ve learned immediately.

Thomas Dreeben

Staff Scientist at Osram Sylvania


Solver Settings for COMSOL Multiphysics provides an overview of the methods to obtain a converged solution for cases with a large number of degrees of freedom, and/or nonlinearity. The course assumes participants have a working knowledge of COMSOL Multiphysics. The 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 developing solutions to complex computational models with non-standard solver settings.

The course will cover best practices for selection of solver settings to obtain converged solutions and/or effectively use computational resources. The course will explain the structure of the Study node in COMSOL Multiphysics and how to differentiate between the various classes of problems that are typically solved. The material will discuss the differences between solver settings for stationary vs. time-dependent, linear v. non-linear, and single vs. Multiphysics problems. Attendees will learn techniques for developing converged solutions and reducing computational requirements specific to each class of problem.

On completion of the Solver Settings for COMSOL Multiphysics course, you will be proficient in diagnosing solver errors and selecting advanced solver settings for difficult multiphysics problems.


The cost for this course is $800 per person for on-site or web-based training. Each attendee of web-based training must be a registered student.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for people who seek to analyze computational models with non-linear solutions and/or large numbers of degrees of freedom 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.

Course Content

Attendees will receive an in depth review of the Study Node in COMSOL Multiphysics. The key settings will be reviewed and the effects of changes examined. The sessions will include a detailed review of the four major classes of problems solved using COMSOL Multiphysics; the information will be reinforced using worked examples of each class of problem. In addition attendees will review best practices for problems containing non-linearity and high number of degrees-of-freedom. At the completion of the class, attendees will have an understanding of the following items:

  • Structure of the study node
  • Critical solver variables in the study node
  • Effect of changing critical variables
  • Best practices for non-linear problem solving
  • Methods to reduce computational memory and CPU time


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

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.


Luke Gritter:

LukeGritterLuke has over ten 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.





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

For the classroom version of this course, training will take place between 8.30am and 4.30pm ET for classroom-based, check-in is open from 8.00am. Lunch and refreshments during the morning and afternoon sessions are provided.


For the web-based version of this course, training will take place between 1.00pm and 3.30pm ET. Lunch and snacks are left to the participants. Please be sure to test your connection to the web-based training site prior to 1:00 pm on the first day to confirm that the internet connection and software are sufficient.

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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