Phil Kinnane | October 24, 2011

The minicourses are always a favorite part of the COMSOL Conferences. They give you a chance to train with COMSOL experts in a wide variety of topics. An introductory minicourse will be held on Wednesday night along with more specific courses concerning particular modules or application areas. These will continue during Thursday and Friday.

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Phil Kinnane | October 21, 2011

The Stuttgart Conference includes Keynote Speakers from the US, Germany, the UK, and the Netherlands. Having seen Svante Littmarck present at the Boston Conference, I can say that this will be a very interesting presentation for all attendees. The new products, the Particle Tracing Module and LiveLink for Creo Parametric, will be demonstrated, and a number of the major new features in 4.2a will be summarized.

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Phil Kinnane | October 21, 2011

Every year, COMSOL runs a User Conference in the US, Europe and India. A number of our partners in Asia also run an annual User Conference.

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Phil Kinnane | October 20, 2011

Modeling what happens under a microscope A group from Mississippi State University and Oak Ridge National Lab investigated the growth of dendrites using two different models. M. A. Zaeem, H. Yin, and S. D. Felicelli compared both a Cellular Automaton Model and a Phase-Field Model, together with a Finite-Element Model, to model dendritic growth in an aluminum and magnesium alloy. This won them one of the Best Poster awards, as judged by two of the members of the Program Committee.

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Phil Kinnane | October 19, 2011

Heat Transfer also plays a part in lab on chip The Program Committee actually has quite a bit of work to do in a COMSOL Conference. Not only are they required to review papers that touch on their area of expertise, but for most of them who attend, they are also Session Chairs. As our experts, it is their duty to judge the best papers.

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Phil Kinnane | October 17, 2011

It’s all over and I’m more energized than tired. It was such a trip meeting some many users, and having so many COMSOL staff working together to make this huge event such a great experience.

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Phil Kinnane | October 12, 2011

Hi, Now it’s really buzzing around the COMSOL office in Burlington. Quite a number of our colleagues from the Palo Alto and Los Angeles offices have shown up to help out with the preparations. Soon, a whole gang of them will be off to the hotel to get everything ready, the registration desks, the demo stations, putting up all the posters, the auditoriums….

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Phil Kinnane | October 11, 2011

The COMSOL Conference is the year’s premier event for COMSOL Multiphysics users and people interested in simulations. The program is packed with user presentations and posters, hands-on minicourses and networking opportunities. But it is not all brought to you by COMSOL alone.

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Phil Kinnane | October 7, 2011

Just a couple of days ago we got word of the winners from NASA Tech Briefs Create the Future Design Contest. The Grand Prize winner was Monika Weber and a team (Christopher Yerino, Hazael Montanaro, Kane Siu Lung Lo, and Mark Reed) from Yale University.

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Phil Kinnane | October 6, 2011

There are some great Keynote presentations being given during the conference. Dawn Bernardi kicks it all off by presenting her work and Ford’s project for greener vehicles. She develops mathematical models that predict system behavior, and her presentation will be specific to lithium-ion batteries.

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Phil Kinnane | October 5, 2011

The conference User Presentation Breakout Sessions are being run between 5:00 and 6:30 pm on Thursday and 1:30 and 3:00 pm on Friday. Each Session will consist of nine parallel topic sessions, so make sure you prepare and choose wisely if you want to be hopping from one to the other.

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