Apr 12, 2017 Troy, Michigan8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

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You are invited to join us at COMSOL Day Troy for a day of multiphysics modeling training, talks by invited speakers, and the opportunity to exchange ideas with other simulation specialists in the COMSOL community.

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This introductory demonstration will show you the fundamental workflow of the COMSOL Multiphysics® modeling environment. We will cover all of the key modeling steps, including geometry creation, setting up physics, meshing, solving, and postprocessing.

Coffee Break
Invited Speakers
Feng (Steven) Qi, FZB Technology

Electrohydraulic Power Steering with Virtual Prototyping

Electrohydraulic power steering (EHPS) is a very fuel-efficient technology for steering gears. The hydraulic pump is powered by an electric motor, while the fluid interacts with the gears to add extra torque. The modeling of EHPS systems is therefore multiphysics by nature. We will present a COMSOL Multiphysics® model for our latest EHPS design. We separately modeled the major components in our EHPS system, including the gears, ECU, motor, pump, as well as the entire assembly. We will discuss the approaches we used for the thermal analysis of our EHPS design to ensure a safe operating temperature range. We will also present an electromagnetic model for the helical magnet and gear pump and its coupling to CFD and acoustics.

Scott Fogler, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Numerical problem solving in Chemical Reaction Engineering

Abstract coming soon...

Coffee Break

COMSOL's latest release, version 5.3, contains new functionality that will benefit all users. Learn about the most important news that will help you increase your modeling productivity.

Break for Lunch
Parallel Training
CFD and Heat Transfer Minicourse

Get a quick overview of using the CFD Module and Heat Transfer Module within the COMSOL® software environment.

Low-Frequency Electromagnetics Minicourse

Explore the capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics® for electromagnetics in the static and low-frequency regime with a focus on the AC/DC Module.

Coffee Break
Parallel Training
Meshing Minicourse

Learn about the meshing techniques that are available to you in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. We will introduce you to basic meshing concepts, such as how to tweak the meshing parameters for unstructured meshes. More advanced topics include working with swept meshes and creating mesh plots.

High-Frequency Electromagnetics Minicourse

Learn about modeling high-frequency electromagnetic waves using the RF Module, Wave Optics Module, and Ray Optics Module.

Coffee Break
Parallel Training
Acoustics and Structural Mechanics Minicourse

Get a brief overview of using the Acoustics Module and Structural Mechanics Module within the COMSOL® software environment.

Solvers Minicourse

Learn the fundamental numerical techniques and underlying algorithms related to linear and nonlinear multiphysics simulations. We will cover the difference between iterative and direct solvers as well as the different study types including stationary, transient, and eigenfrequency analysis.

COMSOL Day Details


Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Troy Auburn Hills
Royal Oak Room 850 Tower Drive
Troy, Michigan 48098

COMSOL Speakers

Mats Gustafsson
Mats Gustafsson has been with COMSOL since 2006 and his main responsibilities are managing COMSOL's distributor relationships in Asia and its direct sales force in South America. He also holds a key account and sales management role for the US market.
Mao Mao
Mao Mao is a technical sales engineer who joined COMSOL in 2015. Mao received his PhD in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University. His research focuses on the mathematical modeling of electroosmotic flow in a nanopore system. Mao also holds a bachelor's degree in thermal science from USTC, China.
Bjorn Sjodin
Bjorn Sjodin is the VP of product management at COMSOL. He has been with COMSOL since 1995 and started out as a member of the development team in Stockholm, Sweden. He joined the COMSOL office in Burlington in 2002.
Peter Lyu
Peter Lyu is an applications engineer specializing in fluid flow, heat transfer, and optimization. Peter received his MS and PhD degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan. His research focus was on aircraft design and multidisciplinary design optimization.
Chandan Kumar
Chandan Kumar is an applications engineer specializing in structural analysis. He joined COMSOL in 2009. Chandan received his PhD from Penn State University, investigating the dynamics of the self-assembly of semiconductor quantum dots.

Invited Speakers

Scott Fogler
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor H. Scott Fogler is the Ame and Catherine Vennema Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and was the 2009 President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. Prof. Fogler is well known for his work on the application of fundamental chemical reaction engineering principles to the petroleum industry. His group have published over 240 research articles, in an areas such as acidization of petroleum wells, upstream engineering gelation kinetics, wax deposition in subsea pipelines and asphaltene flocculation and deposition kinetics. Prof. Fogler is the author of the 12 books, including the Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 5th Edition, and Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering, which are estimated to be used by 70-80% of all chemical engineering programs in the United States and is dominant also in the world-wide market. Prof. Fogler has received a number of distinguished awards at college, university, and national levels. Scott has also been the recipient of 13 named lectureships. Professor recently finished a 2-year assignment on the President Obama’s commission to study and make a recommendation on the flow of diluted bitumen in the Keystone Pipeline.
Steven Qi
FZB Technology Steven (Feng) Qi currently works as a program manager at FZB Technology. Steven is responsible for product development, testing, launch, and delivery, particularly of the steering system components. He is also the leading CAE analyst, specializing in CFD and thermal analysis. Steven graduated with an MS degree in mechanical engineering and PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of Michigan.

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