April 19, 2024 Pune, Maharashtra 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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See what is possible with multiphysics modeling

Join us for COMSOL Day Pune 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.

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 evaluating and visualizing results.

10:45 a.m.
Tea Break
11:00 a.m.

Dr. Gautam Bacher, Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani (BITS Pilani) – Goa Campus

The performance of biosensors can be enhanced by reforming device geometry and choosing the proper immobilization of the biorecognition element. The device geometry plays an important role in improving the measurement sensitivity for various chemical and biochemical sensing applications. Finite element method (FEM)-based simulations can help determine the optimum design of the device before its fabrication. In this keynote talk, Dr. Bacher will present a detailed perspective on the influence of device optimization on biosensing performance.

11:25 a.m.

COMSOL Multiphysics® version 6.2 extends the capabilities for chemical and electrochemical engineering. The Chemical Reaction Engineering Module now supports gas–liquid equilibrium modeling for multiphase flows. Furthermore, the add-on products for electrochemistry and corrosion now include contact resistance on boundaries, eliminating the need to add thin domains in order to model poorly conducting layers. In the Corrosion Module, the ability to define models for cathodic protection of pipelines has been extended with, for example, features to connect edges to external anodes through an external resistance. The Fuel Cell & Electrolyzer Module introduces a pore–wall interaction (Knudsen diffusion) model, enhancing gas diffusion electrode accuracy. Battery modeling is simplified with automatic state-of-charge and state-of-health variable definitions. Additionally, the functionality for specifying the initial charge distribution has been improved, e.g., for the initial state of charge, cell voltage, and electrode voltages.

Join us in this session to learn more about the new functionality for chemical and electrochemical engineering in COMSOL Multiphysics® version 6.2. You will also see a demo of the new tutorial models in these areas.

12:10 p.m.

Hrushikesh Pimpalgaonkar, Corning Research Center India (CRCI)

Corning Incorporated — famously known for its Corning® Gorilla®, used in all leading smart phone devices — is a technology company that specializes in specialty glass, ceramics, and related materials and technologies, including advanced optics used primarily for industrial and scientific applications.

Corning Research Center India (CRCI) provides modeling and simulation support to the Corning global team. During this keynote talk, Hrushikesh Pimpalgaonkar, modeling team leader at CRCI, will present a few examples demonstrating the capabilities of the {:comsomph} software for modeling low-frequency electromagnetics for electrically heated catalysts. He will also discuss the use of the Chemical Reaction Engineering Module and the Heat Transfer Module in developing products for Corning's life sciences and pharma businesses.

12:35 p.m.

In this session, we will cover the updates in the electromagnetics products.

In version 6.2 of the AC/DC Module, nonlinear motor and transformer simulations have become significantly faster due to a new method for time-dimension periodicity. The module now includes dielectric models for tissue simulation, and dedicated functionality streamlines the modeling of imperfectly stranded conductors, like litz wires. For RF Module and Wave Optics Module users, high-frequency analysis, based on the boundary element method, is enhanced by the introduction of new boundary conditions. The Plasma Module offers more efficient handling of chemical reactions in plasmas and microwave plasma simulations. The Semiconductor Module includes several performance and robustness improvements, enabling users to preview doping profiles before solving.

1:20 p.m.
Break for Lunch
2:00 p.m.

Dr. Avishek Ranjan, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)

Current-driven magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows have many applications, such as in liquid metal batteries, vacuum-arc remelting, arc welding, aluminum reduction cells, and more. Simulating them involves coupling electromagnetism (Maxwell's equations) with fluid dynamic equations (Navier–Stokes equations). This is possible using the add-on AC/DC Module and CFD Module within the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. Dr. Ranjan has used COMSOL Multiphysics® to simulate current-driven flow in a single fluid domain as well as in a practical geometry which has solid–fluid coupling present. The choice of a correct approach, numerical schemes, and boundary conditions on electromagnetic quantities is critical to achieve accurate results. In this keynote talk, Dr. Ranjan will discuss how to model these flows, explain the computational challenges involved, and cover the advantages and flexibility that COMSOL Multiphysics® offers in selecting specific boundary conditions.

2:25 p.m.

In this session, we will cover the updates for structural mechanics and acoustics in version 6.2.

Users of the structural mechanics products will see updated damage and fracture modeling capabilities, along with tools for circuit board warpage computation and magnetic–structure multiphysics analysis of electric motors. This version also introduces capabilities for studying transport in solids, which can be used for modeling electromigration and other phenomena. Moisture transport is now more tightly integrated with structural deformations, including how it modifies the storage coefficients and porosity. Inertia relief analysis — now automated in the new version — makes it easier to analyze unconstrained structures that are accelerated by external loads.

This version also introduces a viscoplastic material model specialized for the unique properties of lithium in battery applications. Usability and performance have been significantly enhanced for parameter estimation of experimental data, including uniaxial, biaxial, and cyclic load cases.

For Acoustics Module users, frequency-dependent impedance boundary conditions now enable audio engineers to more accurately simulate acoustics in the time domain with realistic absorption. The Poroelastic Waves feature has been extended to include anisotropic materials, and users will notice considerable performance enhancements in impulse response calculations for room and cabin acoustics simulations using ray acoustics.

3:10 p.m.

Chandrakant Deshmukh, Mahindra & Mahindra

Ever-increasing market demand and changing customer aspirations have triggered fast-paced new product development. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are widely using simulation technology to design and validate new vehicle programs. To shorten the product development process, every component needs to be designed to meet vehicle-level performance and targets for vehicle attributes. Simulation apps developed in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software can quickly predict component-level performance metrics so that design engineers can verify component at the speed of CAD and make design decisions based on quick simulations performed at the designer's desk. This agile process significantly impacts the overall development time and also drives innovation, as more concepts are verified before finalizing designs. COMSOL simulation apps are a vital tool for new product development in the automotive industry, enabling OEMs to farm new product development engineers and shrinking component design and development time.

3:35 p.m.
Tea Break
3:50 p.m.

COMSOL Multiphysics® version 6.2 comes packed with new functionality for fluid flow and heat transfer.

In the CFD Module, large eddy simulation (LES) is implemented for compressible flow for accurate modeling of the flow of gases at Mach numbers below 0.3. There are also seven new Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) turbulence model interfaces for high-Mach-number flow. A new potential flow interface can be used to get good initial values for the flow and to obtain faster convergence.

In the Heat Transfer Module, the SST turbulence model has been added for accurate nonisothermal flow and conjugate heat transfer simulations. The ASHRAE weather data feature is extended with a search function based on a GPS position, i.e., the feature finds the closest weather station to the GPS position. Additionally, a new thermal connection feature has been added in order to connect and add thermal resistance between two surfaces that are not geometrically in contact in the model.

Join us in this session to learn more about these updates as well as additional fluid flow and heat transfer news!

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COMSOL Day Details


Sayaji Pune
Pearl Hall Mumbai-Banglore Bypass Highway, Shankar Kalat Nagar, Wakad
Pune, Maharashtra 411057

Invited Speakers

Dr. Gautam Bacher Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani (BITS Pilani) – Goa Campus

Dr. Gautam Bacher is currently an associate professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani (BITS Pilani) – Goa Campus. He received his PhD from BITS Pilani in 2015. He has almost a decade of experience working with electrochemical biosensors and has developed novel microbiosensor devices for various biosensing applications. Dr. Bacher's research focuses on the development of diverse biosensing technologies based on electrochemical impedance readout, with the ultimate goal of performing label-free, real-time measurement of various analytes. He has published several research articles in prestigious international journals and is also co-inventor of two granted patents. He is currently working on device modeling and development of reliable and sensitive biosensors.

Hrushikesh Pimpalgaonkar Corning Research Center India (CRCI)

Hrushikesh Pimpalgaonkar is currently the modeling team leader at Corning Research Center India (CRCI). He received his master's degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science and his bachelor's degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. Before joining CRCI as a senior scientist, Hrushikesh also worked at General Motors and TU Delft. He works in the areas of multiphase flows, reaction engineering, and heat and mass transfer.

Dr. Avishek Ranjan Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)

Dr. Avishek Ranjan, a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering department at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), specializes in engineering applications of magnetohydrodynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, and computational modeling of turbulent flows in the presence of rotation, buoyancy, and magnetic fields.

Dr. Ranjan holds a PhD from St. John’s College, Cambridge, U.K., and was a recipient of the prestigious Dr. Manmohan Singh scholarship. Prior to that, he earned an MS (by research) from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) and a B.Tech in mechanical engineering from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar (NIT Jalandhar). His professional experience includes roles as an assistant manager in the manufacturing line at Tata Cummins Ltd., Jamshedpur, a project associate at IIT Madras, and a research associate at the University of Cambridge, U.K.

Chandrakant Deshmukh Mahindra & Mahindra

Chandrakant Deshmukh has a Master of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology (SGGSIET), Nanded, and a Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering from the University of Pune. He has more than 20 years of experience in automotive product development and has experience using simulation for the development of three-wheelers, cars, SUVs, and heavy commercial vehicles. He has expertise in multibody dynamics and its applications for computer-aided engineering (CAE) vehicle dynamics and durability. Currently, Deshmukh leads the methods development team at Mahindra & Mahindra. Previously, he worked for Bajaj Auto Limited and Ashok Leyland.