Solving COMSOL Multiphysics Problems: An Introductory COMSOL Multiphysics Training Course

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City: Columbus, OH


November 4-7, 2014

February 24-27, 2015

May 12-15, 2015

September 15-18, 2015

November 3-6, 2015


Address: AltaSim Technologies

 130 East Wilson Bridge Rd, Suite 120

 Columbus, OH 43085



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Solving COMSOL Multiphysics problems provides a comprehensive and unified introductory COMSOL Multiphysics training course. 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 using COMSOL Multiphysics. This COMSOL Multiphysics training course will include how to set up, solve, submit/monitor analyses, and post process results to provide easy interpretation and viewing using COMSOL Multiphysics. The course leads you through all aspects of using COMSOL Multiphysics with a combination of presentations, demonstrations, workshops, one-on-one instruction and individual problems. At the end of each day participants will explore the use of COMSOL Multiphysics on predefined example problems, questions will be resolved on the following day. Practical demonstrations and workshops are integral to the training and are designed to reinforce the concepts and techniques presented in the lectures. Throughout the course 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 you will be proficient in the skills to use COMSOL Multiphysics to set up, solve, troubleshoot and successfully analyze your own multiphysics problems.


The cost for this four-day course is $2250 per person.


Day 1, 9:00am – 5:00pm

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. 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 Day 1 participants will have an understanding of the following items:

  • Inherent methodology of linear and non-linear numerical analysis
  • 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

Example Problem:

Day 2, 8:30am – 5:00pm

The second day will extend the initial understanding developed on Day 1 by discussing alternative ways to build geometries in COMSOL Multiphysics including best practices for including complex shapes. 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 Day 2 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
  • Mechanisms for building and importing model geometries
  • Best practices for dealing with complex geometric shapes
  • Setting up the physics of a problem
  • Multiphysics simulations

Example Problem:

Day 3, 8:30am – 5:00pm

During Day 3 concepts and practices for mesh generation will be discussed including guidelines for mesh refinement and efficient problem solution in the presence of large gradients. The selection of the required problem type and appropriate solvers and solver settings to be used for various types of problems will be provided. These practices will be reinforced by worked examples and step-by-step tutorials. At the end of Day 3 participants will have an understanding of the following items:

  • Different methods for mesh generation
  • Approaches customized mesh generation and refinement
  • Guidelines for mesh refinement required for various problems
  • Selection of relevant problem type
  • Solver configuration
  • Customized solver set up
  • Best practices for solver selection

Example Problem:

Day 4, 8:30am – 5:00pm

The final 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. The final session will cover any specific issues raised by participants and allow one-on-one discussion of individual analyses of specific interest. At the end of Day 4 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
  • Set-up, solution and analysis of specific problems of interest to the individual participant
  • Multiphysics simulations

Example Problem:

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.


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


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 Koppenhoefer

Staff for teaching comsol multiphysics training courseKyle 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 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

Staff for teaching comsol multiphysics training courseWith over four 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 Yushanov

Staff for teaching comsol multiphysics training courseSergei 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.

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; the final day will finish at ~3.00pm. 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, company purchase order or check. 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:

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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