Dec 3, 2018 Odense8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Welcome to a full COMSOL Day! Our goal is that you get new ideas, see opportunities and learn more about how simulations with COMSOL Multiphysics® can help your development projects.

We look forward to welcome guest speakers, that will share their experiences:

  • Lene Gottrup Barfod, from Resolvent og Morten M. Mogensen, from Velux
    Topic: How Danish companies become digitally fit by implementing simulation strategically

Whether you are a beginner or simulation expert, our hope is that you will leave the day with new knowledge and inspiration.

Experience the news in the upcoming version COMSOL Multiphysics® 5.4


08:15 Registration

08:30 Parallel mini-courses See description below
New users: Intro to COMSOL Multiphysics
Current users: Best practice + News in 5.4

9:45 Break

10:00 Simulation Based Development and Invited speakers

Experience the possibilities in the new version COMSOL Multiphysics 5.4, and see how virtual prototypes can be used to gain understanding, save time and help optimizing the products with respect to cost, performance or safety. We also discuss when and how simulations can be utilized during the complete products lifecycle from exploring concepts to predictive maintenance in a deployed component.
Learn from the invited speakers when they share their experience using simulations and Apps!

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Parallel mini-courses See description below
12:30: CFD & Chemical engineering
14:00: Electromagnetics
15:45: Structural Mechanics
12:30: Geometry & meshing
14:00: Automating the model setup
15:45: Optimization

17:00 Thanks for today!

Mini-course descriptions After registration below, you receive a mail asking which sessions you want to attend.

08:30 New users: Intro to COMSOL Multiphysics® This introductory demonstration will show you the fundamental workflow of the COMSOL Multiphysics® modeling environment.

08:30 Current users: Advanced session + News in 5.4 Current users, come and experience how you can get even more out of COMSOL Multiphysics®. Our focus will be on "best pratice" together with tips & tricks in all modeling steps. Further you will get up to speed with all the new features in the upcoming version COMSOL Multiphysics® 5.4

12:15 CFD & Chemical Engineering Here we will look into CFD and chemical engineering modeling capabilities including news in COMSOL Multiphysics® 5.4. Different kinds of flow will be discussed, e.g. laminar, turbulent, single- and multiphase flow, flow in porous media and rotating machinery... We will also discuss how to model to chemical reaction engineering in both perfectly mixed systems (0D) and how to couple reactions kinetics to CFD in 2D/3D.

12:15 Meshing and Geometry Often the default mesh settings does a good job creating a useful mesh, but when importing or drawing complex geometries, meshing can become a challenge. Likewise, if you have a prior knowledge about steep gradients in the solutions, you want to control the mesh in greater details. In this mini-course we will cover two main topics that can aid during meshing:
Preparing the geometry: you will learn how to use defeature and use virtual operations to prepare the geometry and make it better suited for meshing.
User controlled meshing: you will learn to utilize the different features to control and create a good mesh that meets your requirements.

14:00 Elektromagnetics AC/DC Here we look at how to design coils, capacitors, electro motors, generators and other low frequency components.
During this mini-course you will get an overview of simulating electromagnetics and see how to extract lumped values and how to couple to other physics like heat transfer for cooling and mechanical simulations including rotating or moving machinery.

14:00 Automating the model setup Some tasks are repetitive in nature; in this mini-course you will see how you can utilize model methods to automate part of the modeling process. You don’t have to be a programmer to utilize this, due to extensive help from “Record Method” and ”Editor Tools”. With the latest version this functionality has been greatly extended.

15:45 Structural Mechanics In this mini-course we look deeper into structural mechanics analysis. The topics include linear- and nonlinear structural materials, structural contact, how to combine rigid and flexible part, composite structures, static and dynamic analysis, Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI), thermal expansion, and more.

15:45 Optimization Optimization is a natural next step when you have built a model or virtual prototype, but optimization is also used during the modeling process to e.g. estimate material properties or working conditions from measurements.
During this mini-course you will get an overview of the various types of optimization areas and see how to optimize dimensional, shape and topological changes to your design. We will also look into sensitivity analysis on which parameters are important and parameter estimation on the unknown (Inverse problems).

COMSOL Day Details


Syddansk Universitet
U 180 Campusvej, Building 44
Odense 5000

COMSOL Speakers

Thure Ralfs
Thure Ralfs is the managing director of COMSOL's Danish office. Before joining COMSOL in 1997, he worked with various technical software. Thure has an MSc and MBA from the Technical University of Denmark.
Kristian Rye Jensen
Kristian Rye Jensen has been a sales and applications engineer at COMSOL's Danish office since 2013. He has a dual MSc degree from the Technical University of Denmark and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
Morten Siwertsen
Morten Siwertsen is a sales and applications engineer who joined COMSOL in 2011. He received his MSc in engineering physics from the Technical University of Denmark.
Hilde Larsson
Hilde Larsson joined COMSOL as an applications engineer in 2017. She has a PhD in the CFD modeling of bioreactors from the Technical University of Denmark and an MSc (Eng) in engineering biology from Linköping University.
Kristian Ejlebjærg Jensen
Kristian E. Jensen is part of the optimization group at COMSOL. He studied at the Technical University of Denmark, where he worked on topology optimization and differential constitutive equations for viscoelastic flow. He then focused on the combination of mesh adaptation and topology optimization at Imperial College London.

Invited Speakers

Lene Gottrup Barfod
Lene Gottrup Barfod is a managing director at Resolvent and is experienced in the strategic assessment and implementation of multiphysics simulation for product development, troubleshooting, and optimization. Lene's educational background is an MSc in chemical engineering.
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