May 16, 2019 San Jose, California8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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You are invited to join us at COMSOL Day San Jose for a day of minicourses, 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 creating geometries, setting up physics, meshing, solving, and postprocessing. We will also highlight new features in COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.4.

Coffee Break
Invited Speakers
Arlen Ward, System Insight Engineering

Multiphysics Tissue Modeling for Medical Devices

As the complexity of and regulatory requirements for medical device development increase, development timeframes and budgets struggle to maintain pace. However, computational multiphysics modeling of medical devices and their interactions with tissue can resolve the struggle. Virtual prototyping, optimization, and simulations as scientific evidence in regulatory submissions all contribute to cutting development times in half, which drastically improves the bottom line.

Xiaopu Li, Applied Materials

Electromagnetic Model of an RF Plasma Source with a Linear Electrode

Peter Lyu, Rescale

Accelerate Your COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation Through HPC in the Cloud

Advancement in multiphysics simulations and applications allows engineers to solve more complex engineering problems faster. A high-end workstation is no longer sufficient to solve simulations in a timely manner. High-performance computing on the cloud offers a variety of advantages to simulation engineers. Benefits include providing instantly scalable computing resources, an integrated environment with COMSOL Multiphysics® and COMSOL Server™, and fully automated deployment tools. Imagine the engineering challenges you could solve with unlimited cloud HPC resources?

In this talk, Peter Lyu will discuss how engineers and scientists are overcoming the constraints of traditional engineering resources and processes by deploying multiphysics simulations and applications to the cloud. This will be followed by a demo of running COMSOL® using cloud HPC.

Coffee Break

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

Break for Lunch

Get a brief overview of using the Structural Mechanics Module and its add-on modules within the COMSOL® software environment.

Coffee Break

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

Coffee Break

Learn to use gradient-based optimization techniques and constraint equations to define and solve problems in shape, parameter, and topology optimization, as well as inverse modeling. The techniques shown are applicable for almost all types of models.

COMSOL Day Details


Hyatt House San Jose/Silicon Valley
Sterling Ballroom 75 Headquarters Drive
San Jose, California 95134

Complimentary self parking.

COMSOL Speakers

Mranal Jain
Mranal Jain has been with COMSOL since 2013 and currently manages the applications team in the Los Altos, CA office. He studied microfluidics and electrokinetic transport, while pursuing his PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton.
Patrick Grahn
Patrick Grahn is part of the COMSOL team in Helsinki, specializing in electromagnetics, acoustics, and optics. He received his DSc (Tech) in engineering physics at Aalto University in Finland.
Nitin Muthegowda
Nitin Muthegowda is an application engineer at COMSOL. He has an MS in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University, specializing in structural and corrosion engineering. Nitin worked as a design engineer at AUMA for more than two years before graduate school. His areas of interest are in nonlinear mechanics and dynamic analysis.

Invited Speakers

Arlen Ward
System Insight Engineering
Arlen Ward is an industry-leading modeling and simulation expert and provides consulting services through System Insight Engineering to medical device companies of all sizes. Arlen has 17+ years of experience modeling medical applications, with a specialization in energy-tissue interaction for laser, ultrasound, RF, and electrosurgery. He trained as a mechanical engineer with a PhD from Colorado State University, where his research focused on using computational modeling and simulation to improve the performance of energy-based tools in urological surgery. Arlen has 30+ issued U.S. and worldwide medical device patents, and his field of emphasis is leveraging modeling and simulation to streamline product development cycles by shortening prototyping time and speeding up regulatory approval.
Peter Lyu
Peter Lyu leads the solutions engineering team at Rescale. He manages technical presales and solutions architecture in North America. His team helps engineers and scientists accelerate their simulations by leveraging the largest and most secure global HPC network on Rescale. Peter received his master's and PhD degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, where he worked on several NASA and Boeing projects on aircraft design and the multidisciplinary design optimization of a blended-wing-body aircraft. Prior to joining Rescale, he led the CFD applications team at COMSOL, specializing in fluid flow, heat transfer, and chemical reaction simulations and optimization.
Xiaopu Li
Applied Materials
Xiaopu Li received his BSc degree in physics from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 2011 and his ME and PhD degrees in engineering physics from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 2013 and 2017, respectively. He has been with Applied Materials as an electrical engineer since 2017. His current research interests include the modeling of partially ionized plasma and related electromagnetic properties.

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