October 21, 2021 10:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m. CEST

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COMSOL Day: Corrosion & Electrodeposition

See what is possible with multiphysics simulation

Join us for COMSOL Day: Corrosion & Electrodeposition to see firsthand how multiphysics simulation can benefit your work. Whether you are considering using COMSOL Multiphysics® in your organization and want to see how it works, or an existing user looking to catch the latest news, this event has something for you.

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10:00 a.m.

To start, we will briefly discuss the format of the day and go over the logistics for using GoToWebinar.

10:15 a.m.

The fundamental electrochemical behavior of corrosion and electrodeposition applications stems from the same equations with respect to the kinetic reactions that occur and transport processes that affect them. Despite the desired outcomes being different, the same workflows and strategies can be applied when modeling and simulating both phenomena. In this session, we will provide some examples and demonstrations that will exemplify how such electrochemical processes can be modeled. In addition to this, we will show how the democratization of simulation can be utilized to increase productivity throughout your organization through deploying and integrating simulation apps.

10:35 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Invited Speaker
11:05 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
Invited Speaker
11:35 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
Parallel Session
Cathodic Protection

Cathodic protection is a common method to protect major land-based and offshore installations of steel-based structures. The Corrosion Module has a variety of features that support the simulation of cathodic protection systems through the use of either sacrificial anodes (SACP) or impressed currents (ICCP). In this session, we will show you how to build an efficient model of a cathodic protection system and give insight into how to improve cathodic protection designs.


Deposition of thin metal layers driven by electrochemical reactions is a common method in manufacturing industries, from the anodization and electrogalvanization of metals, semiconductor manufacture, and deposition of copper circuits in the electronics industry to the electropolishing of household appliances and jewelry. This session will guide you through the different aspects of modeling electrodeposition and show how simulation can be used to optimize the deposition process.

12:30 p.m.
Break for Lunch
Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics® for New Users

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.

1:15 p.m.
Parallel Session
Galvanic Corrosion

Galvanic corrosion occurs when two metals in electrical contact are also in the presence of an ion-conducting and sometimes hostile medium. The modeling of galvanic corrosion provides important insights into the choice of materials and their design, including on how they are joined and how they will eventually be affected by their surrounding environment. The session will specifically look at modeling different subsets of galvanic corrosion, atmospheric corrosion, localized (pitting and crevice) corrosion, and under-deposit corrosion.

Pulsed Plating and Transient Methods

Achieving a high-quality plating of complex geometries with uniform deposition thickness, desired grain size, and minimal amounts of defects is the ultimate goal for a deposition process. This session will show that by understanding the physics of the process in the context of your geometry and your electrolyte, it is possible to design advanced pulsed plating processes with current duty cycles that result in smooth and uniformly plated surfaces.

1:45 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
Invited Speaker
2:20 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
Invited Speaker
2:50 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Parallel Session
Tech Café: Handling Large Models

When modeling real-life geometries, such as offshore structures, plants, long pipelines, or the details found within car designs, models tend to increase both in size and complexity. Handling large geometries and complex models is an important aspect of modeling, where efficiency can be increased and computational time can be reduced significantly by applying methods for CAD defeaturing or utilizing cluster computing. This Tech Café will guide you through some of the built-in features in COMSOL Multiphysics®, where you can learn how to be more efficient when handling large models.

Tech Café: Galvanic Electrode Deformation

A major aspect to consider when modeling galvanic processes is the fact that the overall behavior of the system varies once anodic and cathodic surfaces change or deform as a result of their corrosion or due to the films of other metals and salts that can be deposited upon them. Edge effects, dendritic formations, inclusions, and other space and electrocatalytic aspects of the system can change the overall electrochemical behavior of the system — sometimes quite significantly, even if in the micrometer or millimeter scale. During this Tech Café, we will discuss which aspects of electrode change and deformation should be considered and the choices that can be made to efficiently encompass these effects when modeling such systems.

3:30 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
Industry outlook in Corrosion and Electrodeposition
4:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks

COMSOL Speakers

Bertil Nistad
Technology Manager
Henrik Ekström
Technology Manager, Electrochemistry

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