Date & Location
Location: Live, Web-Based Training
December 10-20, 2018
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The web-based version of our popular Solving COMSOL Multiphysics Problems class provides a new avenue for teaching our comprehensive and unified introductory COMSOL Multiphysics training course. This class is taught live via web-meeting software to enable student interaction with our instructors. AltaSim’s instructors 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 using COMSOL Multiphysics. This COMSOL Multiphysics training course will include individual sessions that teach how to set up, solve, submit/monitor analyses, and post process results to provide easy interpretation and viewing using COMSOL Multiphysics. These sessions lead you through all aspects of using COMSOL Multiphysics with a combination of presentations, demonstrations, workshops, and individual problems. At the end of each session participants will explore the use of COMSOL Multiphysics on predefined example problems, questions will be resolved via individual interaction as part of our session follow up. Practical demonstrations and workshops are integral to the training and are designed to reinforce the concepts and techniques presented in the lectures. Throughout the sessions you will have access to experienced engineers who can help set up problems of direct interest to you. The course emphasizes practical skills and techniques that are essential for multiphysics analysis reinforced by useful tips and insight from staff that use COMSOL Multiphysics on a daily basis. On completion of a session you will be proficient in the skills taught in that particular session.
The cost for these seven (7) sessions are:
Session 1 (Overview of the Finite Element Method and COMSOL Multiphysics): $300
Session 2 (Introduction to Modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics) Required: $300
Session 3 (Creating Geometry in COMSOL): $400
Session 4 (Setting up Physics in COMSOL): $400
Session 5 (Building Custom Meshes in COMSOL): $400
Session 6 (Working with the Study Node in COMSOL): $400
Session 7 (Use the Results Node to Post-Process in COMSOL): $400
Students will receive a digital copy of the course material in PDF format. Students may also purchase hardcopies of the material for an additional cost of $50 for the first session materials ordered and $25 for each additional session.
You will leave each session with new skills to work on your own applications using your free, two-week COMSOL Multiphysics® trial.
All times are Eastern Time.
Session 1 (Overview), 12:30 pm – 4:00pm ET
An initial overview of the inherent methodologies applied to numerical analysis will be used as the basis for introducing the unique capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics. At the end of Session 1 participants will have an understanding of the following items:
- Inherent methodology of linear and non-linear numerical analysis
- Capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics
Session 2 (Introduction), 12:30 pm – 4:30pm ET
This Session is a prerequisite for Sessions 3-7. The structure and functionality of the graphical user interface will be presented and participants guided through hands-on examples and demonstrations. At the end of Session 2 participants will have an understanding of the following items:
- Capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics
- Structure of graphical user interface
- How to build and set up a simple analysis
- Solution and post processing of analytical results
Session 3 (Geometry), 12:30 pm – 4:30pm ET
Session 3 will teach alternative ways to build geometries in COMSOL Multiphysics including best practices for including complex shapes.
- Mechanisms for building and importing model geometries
- Best practices for dealing with complex geometric shapes
Session 2 is a prerequisite for Session 3
Session 4 (Physics), 12:30 pm – 4:30pm ET
Session 4 will provide a detailed understanding of best approaches for problem set up, materials selection for single physics and multiphysics simulations will be developed using practical examples. At the end of Session 4 participants will have an understanding of the following items:
- Setting up the physics of a problem
- Multiphysics simulations
Session 2 is a prerequisite for Session 4
Session 5 (Meshing), 12:30 pm – 4:30pm ET
During Session 5 concepts and practices for mesh generation will be discussed including guidelines for mesh refinement and efficient problem solution in the presence of large gradients.
- Different methods for mesh generation
- Approaches for customized mesh generation and refinement
- Guidelines for mesh refinement required for various problems
Session 2 is a prerequisite for Session 5
Session 6 (Study Node), 12:30 pm – 4:30pm ET
Session 6 will provide insight into the selection of the required problem type and appropriate solvers and solver settings to be used for various problem types. These practices will be reinforced by worked examples and step-by-step tutorials. At the end of Session 6, participants will have an understanding of the following items:
- The linear and non-linear finite element method
- The linear and non-linear systems solvers, what they do, and how best to use them
- Selection of relevant problem type
- Solver configuration for parametric solutions
- Customized solver set up
- Best practices for solver selection
Session 2 is a prerequisite for Session 6
Session 7 (Post-Processing), 12:30 pm – 4:30pm ET
The post-processsing session will provide a detailed examination of the options for post-processing results for visualization. Various methodologies for graphical and image output will be covered allowing the participant to produce results in a variety of different ways as required. Participants will work through several example problems of the different approaches for post-processing. At the end of Session 7, participants will have an understanding of the following items:
- Post processing of analysis results
- Viewing different plot representations of results
- Exporting images and tabular data
- Generation of animations
Session 2 is a prerequisite for Session 7
Who should attend this COMSOL Multiphysics training course
Solving COMSOL Multiphysics problems is ideal for people with little or no experience using the software with an engineering, physics, mathematics or science background. No previous experience with COMSOL Multiphysics is required, but some basic knowledge of the scientific principles being applied is desirable.
This web-based version provides access to our experienced instructors without the cost and difficulties of travel. The sessions are separated into key topics to enable the student to choose which training they most want without requiring students to pay for every Session.
Instructors from AltaSim Technologies
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:
Kyle has over 25 years experience in computational analysis and has worked in developing and applying multiphysics analysis for the last 20 years. He specializes in analyses that incorporate structural, thermal, acoustic and vibration behavior. As a Principal of AltaSim he has been instrumental in the development and application of multiphysics analysis to real world problems in the Petrochemical, Aerospace, Medical Products and Energy markets.
Luke 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.
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.
Sergei has over 30 years experience in computational analysis and specializes in analysis of problems relating to structural, piezo-electric, thermal, electro-magnetic, vibration, plasma and acoustic phenomena. As a Senior Engineer at AltaSim he has been instrumental in the development and application of multiphysics analysis to real world problems in the Automotive, Aerospace, Medical Products, Consumer Products, and Energy markets.
Upon registration you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your reservation, directions to the course site will be sent closer to the course date.
Training will take place between 12:30pm and 4:30pm ET.
Payment should be provided in advance and can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or company purchase order. For security purposes we do not accept credit card information by e-mail. AltaSim will contact you by phone to confirm payment information.
Please mail payments/purchase orders to:
130 East Wilson Bridge Rd, Suite 140
Columbus, OH 43085
Please fax purchase orders to:
614 861 7534
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.