COMSOL Day Washington, D.C.

April 2, 2020 8:15 AM - 2:00 PM

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Join us for COMSOL Day Washington, D.C., to participate in a panel discussion, engage in product demonstrations, meet with others in the field of simulation and multiphysics modeling as well as chat with COMSOL technical and sales staff. Feel free to invite your colleagues.

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Registration and Breakfast

See how you can deploy the power of high-fidelity simulation to engineers, designers, operators, and scientists throughout your organization.

Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics®

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

Design for Analysis

Attend this presentation to learn about the tools for generating a geometry with COMSOL Multiphysics®. We will cover how to efficiently build geometry models that can be parameterized and look into how to carry out tasks such as creating a sketch with dimensions and constraints, generating 2D cross sections of 3D objects, and more. Generating a geometry also involves preparing selections for physics settings. By using the right selection tools, you can easily automate the modeling workflow, even when it involves simulations on widely different versions of a geometry.

Coffee Break
Multiphysics in CFD

Get an overview of using the CFD Module for laminar, turbulent, non-Newtonian, multiphase, and porous media flows as well as flow in mixers. These phenomena could also be coupled with structural mechanics, chemical reactions, and particle tracing.

Electromagnetic Heating

Learn how to model electromagnetic heating for low- and high-frequency electromagnetics applications. Important electromagnetic heating phenomena covered include Joule heating, induction heating, RF heating, and laser heating.

Coffee Break
Thermal Analysis

Get a brief overview of using the Heat Transfer Module within the COMSOL® software environment. We will discuss conjugate heat transfer with the combination of heat transfer in solids and heat transfer in fluids, including thermal radiation effects. These phenomena could also be coupled with structural mechanics, chemical reactions, and particle tracing.

Shape and Topology Optimization

Get an overview of the shape and topology optimization capabilities available in the COMSOL® software. Shape optimization involves the free-form deformation of a CAD part by means of the mesh and geometry deformation tools in COMSOL Multiphysics® and the Optimization Module. Using just a few control variables, you can quickly come up with improved designs. Topology optimization is used to come up with entirely novel designs by allowing the material distribution within the modeling domain to vary.

Coffee Break

Industry and government organizations will showcase how they are using multiphysics simulation to improve products and solve problems.

Panelists include:
Ralph Youngs, Syntek Technologies
Sarah Kreikemeier, IonQ
Ron Tosh, NIST
Sadegh Shams, Federal Highway Administration / FHWA

Break for Lunch
Acoustic-Structure Interaction

Learn about the Acoustics Module and how it can be used to model sounds waves, their propagation, and their interaction with solids at both small and large scales. Use cases include nondestructive testing, speakers, microphones, and sonar.

Equation-Based Modeling

Get an introduction to the techniques for constructing your own linear or nonlinear system of partial differential equations (PDEs), ordinary differential equations (ODEs), and algebraic equations within the COMSOL Multiphysics® software.

Coffee Break

Meet with a member of the COMSOL technical or sales staff to discuss your modeling project or licensing question. There will be demo stations set up so that you can open your COMSOL Multiphysics® models. Feel free to let us know beforehand, or simply join us for the session.

COMSOL Speakers

Jeanette Littmarck
Jeanette Littmarck has 25 years of sales experience at COMSOL and is the sales director for government accounts in Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Alabama; and Virginia. She joined COMSOL AB in Sweden in 1992 and became the first sales representative for all Scandinavian customers before moving to the Burlington office in 2000.
Gilbert Kiyingi
Gilbert Kiyingi joined COMSOL in 2015 and currently works as a technical sales engineer, covering accounts in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. He received a BS in aerospace engineering from Boston University.
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.
Jaymin Patel
Jaymin Patel is an applications engineer at COMSOL. His focus is on products related to CFD, heat transfer, and chemical engineering. He received his master's degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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COMSOL Day Details


Residence Inn by Marriott Bethesda Downtown
Montgomery I & II 7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Bethesda Station is a 4 minute walk away from the event


Ralph Youngs
Syntek Technologies

Ralph Youngs received a BS in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an MS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland College Park. He served as a command pilot and squadron commander in the United States Air Force and the Maryland Air National Guard for 28 years. He also worked as an engineer in the United States Navy, and has continued to focus on marine power and control systems throughout his career. Currently, he is a senior engineer at Syntek Technologies, where he designs advanced power systems as well as analyzes ship hydrodynamics and thermal and energy storage.

Sarah Kreikemeier

Sarah Kreikemeier is a mechanical engineer at IonQ, a startup that builds trapped ion quantum computers. Her focus is on minimizing the effects of environmental disturbances to sensitive aspects of large optical assemblies. As part of her design process, she uses COMSOL® to conduct structural and thermal analyses for various optomechanical and electrical components. She received a BS in mechanical engineering at the University of Virginia.

Ron Tosh
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Ron Tosh works on dosimetry in the Radiation Physics Division (682, PML) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He uses the COMSOL Multiphysics® software to model the responses of various kinds of devices and materials to the effects of ionizing radiation.

Jeff Crompton
AltaSim Technologies, LLC

Jeff Crompton is a principal and cofounder of AltaSim Technologies. He has developed technologies for use in the medical, automotive, and aerospace industries. Jeff has also led technology developments in advanced materials, engineering design, and computational analysis.

Sadegh Shams
The Federal Highway Research Center (TFHRC)

Sadegh Shams is currently a project/research engineer at Genex Systems working in a nondestructive laboratory at The Federal Highway Research Center (TFHRC). He also serves on the standing committee on structural fiber-reinforced polymers for the Transportation Research Board within the National Academies of Sciences. He also holds a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Shams has years of experience in experimental and computational mechanics. His background is in composite structures and multiphysics finite element analysis with expertise in nondestructive evaluation modeling, including ultrasonic, radio frequency scanning, magnetic-based systems, and infrared thermography. His expertise in finite element analysis includes dynamic shock, transient, modal, fatigue and fracture, stress wave, aeroelastic, and magnetic analysis.