November 2, 2023 10:00–15:30 CET

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COMSOL Day: Material Processing

See what is possible with multiphysics modeling

The development of innovative lightweight materials and new material processing techniques is key to reducing the carbon footprint of the manufacturing industry and effectively addressing its other environmental challenges. In the aerospace industry, composite materials are increasingly replacing metals in a wide range of applications. And in some cases, metal components are now being manufactured, or rapidly prototyped, using additive manufacturing methods instead of conventional machining processes. This development is also spreading to other industries, such as the automotive and energy industries.

As requirements for decarbonization and efficient use of energy rapidly change, modeling and simulation have become important tools in both manufacturing and the use of manufactured products.

COMSOL Multiphysics® is increasingly being used for the analysis of lightweight composite materials and their manufacturing processes. For instance, it can be used to analyze the impact of lightning on composite structures as well as the injection into and curing of epoxy in a carbon fiber structure. The software is also frequently used in the analysis of additive manufacturing processes, which requires heat transfer, material phase change, structural mechanics, and other phenomena to be accounted for in a single multiphysics model.

Join us for this COMSOL Day to learn more about how our software can be used both for modeling and simulation of material processes that involve heat generation and heat transfer, including metal processing, polymer processing, phase change, and curing, as well as in manufacturing processes such as additive manufacturing. Through examples and keynote talks from our customers, you will also learn how COMSOL Multiphysics® has been used for research and development in the manufacturing industry.


Modeling Material Processing with COMSOL Multiphysics®
Keynote Talk
Keynote Speaker
Metal Processing
Polymer Processing

In the field of polymer processing, COMSOL Multiphysics® is used to study processes such as extrusion, injection molding, resin transfer molding, and slot-die coating. Users leverage the software's modeling and simulation capabilities to optimize both their processes and the resulting parts, virtually testing the design of the processing equipment, operating conditions, and polymer properties.

COMSOL Multiphysics®, along with its add-on products, offers a broad range of modeling features for studying polymer flows and mixtures. These capabilities provide deeper insights into the thermal, rheological, and chemical facets of polymer processing.

In this session, we will demonstrate how to build simulation models using COMSOL Multiphysics® and highlight modeling features with examples relevant to polymer processing. Additionally, we will give an overview of the software’s multiphysics modeling capabilities, focusing on couplings related to fluid flow.

Break for Lunch
Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics®

In this session, you will learn the fundamental workflow of the Model Builder in COMSOL Multiphysics®. We will go through all of the steps for setting up a multiphysics model, including the definitions, geometry, materials, physics, mesh, study, and results. You will learn how to set up a multiphysics model that accounts for electric currents, heat transfer, and structural analysis as well as the multiphysics phenomena of Joule heating and thermal expansion.

Keynote Talk
Keynote Speaker
Forming & Manufacturing Processes
Heating & Cooling Processes

Thermal management is a crucial component of material processing. A well-controlled heating or cooling process may be required to ensure the quality of a resulting material, as well as to minimize the overall losses and energy consumption of the process. By enabling researchers and engineers to virtually test multiple configurations, numerical simulation can help engineers in the material processing industry to optimize existing and future processes in a cost-effective way and thus provide high-end, high-performance materials to the market.

COMSOL Multiphysics® and the Heat Transfer Module offer a wide range of features to model heat transfer that occurs through conduction, convection, and radiation. The software includes specialized functionality for studying surface-to-surface radiation as well as conjugate heat transfer involving laminar and turbulent flows in forced or natural convection configurations. Combined with the software's unique multiphysics modeling capabilities, which enable the study of a broad range of processes, this functionality makes COMSOL Multiphysics® and the Heat Transfer Module particularly useful in the material processing industry.

In this session, we will demonstrate how to build models and simulation applications using COMSOL Multiphysics® and illustrate some heat transfer modeling features with examples relevant to material processing and thermal management. We will also provide an overview of the software’s capabilities for multiphysics modeling, with a focus on couplings involving heat transfer phenomena.

Keynote Talk
Keynote Speaker
Concluding Remarks

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