Nov 7, 2019 Washington, District of Columbia8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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Join us for COMSOL Government Day Washington, D.C., for federal employees and federal contractors, to participate in panel discussions, experience product demonstrations, and exchange ideas with other simulation specialists. This event on November 7 will exemplify many use cases from government organizations. You will also be able to meet with others in the field of simulation and multiphysics modeling as well as chat with COMSOL technical and sales staff members.

Feel free to invite your colleagues. Sign up today to reserve yourself a seat.



Registration and Breakfast
Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics®

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.

New Features in COMSOL Multiphysics®

Learn about new features in the latest version of COMSOL Multiphysics®, including how they can be incorporated into your multiphysics models.

Coffee Break
Invited Speakers
The Future of Modeling Has Arrived!

Find out how COMSOL is revolutionizing computational modeling with the Application Builder, COMSOL Server™, and COMSOL Compiler™. These tools allow you to quickly and easily deploy customized, standalone solutions that match your specific simulation needs.

Coffee Break
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.

Corrosion and Electrochemical Processes

Get a brief overview of using the Corrosion Module for modeling of corrosion and corrosion protection. Discover how other electrochemical processes, such as batteries, can be modeled within the COMSOL® software environment.

Break for Lunch
Wave Optics and Ray Optics

In this session, we will cover the use of the RF Module, Wave Optics Module, and Ray Optics Module for simulating high-frequency electromagnetic waves and rays. Covered topics include the analysis of microwave, photonics, and optical components including waveguides, antennas, lenses, and high-power laser systems. We will also address the coupling of electromagnetics simulations to other physics, such as heat transfer, including RF heating and STOP analysis.

Fluid Dynamics and Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI)

Are you interested in modeling flow through valves or medical (e.g., cardiovascular) devices where the solid structure and the surrounding fluid interact? If so, then attend this session to learn about modeling fluid-structure interaction (FSI) in COMSOL Multiphysics®. In this session, we will provide an overview of the fluid flow modeling capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics®, including modeling single-phase flows, whether in the laminar or turbulent regime; multiphase flows; and flow through porous media and rotating machinery.

Coffee Break
Panel Discussion: Electromagnetics

Electromagnetics simulations are widely used to design and optimize electromagnetic devices that work at low and high frequencies. In this session, a panel of users from industry and COMSOL will share their experiences working with modeling and simulation, as well as answer technical questions related to the use of COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Nonlinear Structural Mechanics Modeling

Learn about nonlinear structural analysis, including geometric nonlinearity, buckling, contact, and nonlinear structural material models. We will illustrate nonlinear material modeling via example models and demonstrate a nonlinear structural analysis in COMSOL Multiphysics®. We will also discuss best practices for nonlinear structural modeling for application areas such as geometric nonlinearity and contact analysis.

Coffee Break
Application Builder

Learn how to use the Application Builder and Method Editor to automate your model building, including setting up the geometry, material properties, loads and boundary conditions; meshing; solving; and extracting data.

Acoustics and Vibrations Analysis in COMSOL Multiphysics®

Learn about the Acoustics Module and how it can be used to model wave propagation in different types of materials, including fluids, solids, porous media, and piezoelectric devices. We will demonstrate how you can use the built-in coupling features to solve an acoustic-structure interaction problem to calculate sound radiation by a vibrating device or determine the transmission of sound through an elastic structure. We will also discuss the aeroacoustics modeling capabilities included in the Acoustics Module.

Coffee Break
Panel Discussion: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Shape and Topology Optimization

Shape optimization involves the free-form deformation of your 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. These topics and related examples will be covered in this session.


Take the opportunity to discuss your applications with the COMSOL team and receive guidance for your modeling problems.

COMSOL Day Details


Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton at the Chevy Chase Pavilion
4300 Military Road NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20015

Friendship Heights Station is directly underneath the hotel; available self-parking garage.

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.

Phil Kinnane

Phil Kinnane is the VP of sales at COMSOL, Inc. He has previously worked within the Business Development, Operations, and Marketing departments. Phil has 20 years of experience with modeling and simulation for all fields of engineering. He earned his PhD in electrochemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

Chandan Kumar

Chandan Kumar is an applications engineer specializing in structural mechanics and the analysis and design of microelectromechanical systems. He joined COMSOL in 2009. He earned his PhD from Penn State University, where he studied the dynamics of the self-assembly of semiconductor quantum dots. He is a senior member of IEEE.

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.

Aline Tomasian

Aline Tomasian is an applications engineer at COMSOL, specializing in high- and low-frequency electromagnetics. She holds a BS in physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Siva Sashank Tholeti

Siva Sashank Tholeti is an applications engineer at COMSOL. He received his PhD in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University. His areas of interest include CFD, plasma-enhanced aerodynamics, plasma physics, propulsion, and multiphysics problems.

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