COMSOL Day: Version 6.0
See what is possible with multiphysics simulation
COMSOL Multiphysics® version 6.0 is here! Featuring the Model Manager, this latest version of COMSOL Multiphysics® will increase your modeling efficiency by streamlining the production of your simulations through better organization and collaboration. This release will also bring the new Uncertainty Quantification Module for using probabilistic and statistical methods to take into account real-world variability of simulation parameters.
As with every release of COMSOL Multiphysics®, there is a wealth of improvements and new features throughout the product lines. Highlights include:
- Memory use and speedup improvement
- Large eddy simulation (LES) for turbulent flow has been added to the CFD Module and, when combined with the Acoustics Module, enables flow-induced noise.
- Improved handling of printed circuit boards (PCBs) for the AC/DC Module and RF Module
- Meshing and graphics improvements
- And much more!
Join us for this COMSOL Day to learn more and ask questions from COMSOL staff.
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To start, we will briefly discuss the format of the day and go over the logistics for using GoToWebinar.
COMSOL Multiphysics® version 6.0 introduces a paradigm shift in COMSOL’s modeling capabilities as it increases its footprint on the world of engineering design and development. A major new platform feature and new product lead the highlights of this new version. This session offers a brief introduction to the rest of the day's sessions, which will go into more detail about many of the improvements and new features, including:
- A new platform feature, the Model Manager, for organizing and collaborating on modeling projects
- The Uncertainty Quantification Module for sensitivity analyses, uncertainty propagation, and reliability analyses
- A plethora of significant updates to COMSOL Multiphysics® and its add-on products
This session will cover news in the Chemical Reaction Engineering, Electrochemistry, Electrodeposition, Corrosion, Battery Design, and Fuel Cell & Electrolyzer modules.
- New and improved features for porous reactor modeling in the Chemical Species Transport interfaces
- Modeling species adsorption and desorption on electrode surfaces
- The new Cathodic Protection interface for modeling corrosion protection
- New intercalation strain functionality for battery electrode modeling
- Electroosmotic water drag and membrane crossover in fuel cells and electrolyzers
In this session, we will introduce a new user interface for modeling flow-induced noise (when used with LES from the CFD Module). This session will also focus on other new features within acoustics, such as:
- Faster and more efficient solvers for combining elastic and piezoelectric waves
- Physics-controlled meshing for modeling pressure acoustics
- New and fast high-frequency pressure acoustics modeling options based on asymptotic scattering and the Kirchhoff–Helmholtz integral
In this session, we will summarize improvements and new features for modeling low- and high-frequency electromagnetics, as well as wave and ray optics. Topics include:
- New ways to model frequency-dependent parasitic inductance computations for printed circuit boards (PCBs)
- A new magnetomechanics analysis user interface
- Introduction of a hybrid boundary-element–finite-element method (BEM–FEM) for electromagnetic waves
- The inclusion of material libraries from major glass manufacturers
In this session, we will summarize the many improvements for modeling more complex fluid flow and heat transfer applications much faster, including:
- 10x speedup and computational resource improvement when modeling surface-to-surface radiation
- A new user interface for simulating rotating machinery with high Mach number flow
- The consideration of automatic wall treatment and thermal wall functions in large eddy simulations (LES)
- The introduction of new viscoelastic and inelastic fluid models
Accessible directly from the COMSOL Multiphysics® user interface, the Model Manager simplifies and streamlines modeling and simulation work by providing a tool for simulation data management, which includes the following capabilities:
- Providing centralized workspaces to organize project work efficiently with colleagues and within teams and organizations, such as:
- Storage of other input data files and specs and postprocessing files within the same workspace
- Advanced search functionality of data, labels, features, and parameters within models, apps, and other files
- Allowing updates to the latest version of a model and other data files through version control, which also includes:
- Efficient storage of data, keeping only changes made to previous versions
- Easy creation of sandboxes and new version branches
- Tracking change functionality and tools comparing different versions
- Augmentation of collaboration with colleagues and team members on the same model, app, and input files
- A liberal licensing scheme to allow model, app, and project file access within and without organizations and across geographical borders
Ron Tosh, NIST
The Uncertainty Quantification Module uses specialized solver studies and postprocessing tools to expand your models and produce more encompassing, accurate, and useful versions of your model. Through applying probabilistic design, this enables you to look at questions such as how manufacturing tolerances affect the intended performance of the final product and how to avoid preventing over- and underdesigns of devices and processes. In this session, we will investigate the new Uncertainty Module’s application to:
- Screening and sensitivity analyses
- Uncertainty propagation and reliability analyses
- Use within any kind of physics simulation, such as structural, chemical, acoustics, fluid flow, and electromagnetics applications
The underlying functionality of geometry modeling and meshing has been significantly improved within COMSOL Multiphysics® and its CAD-based add-on products. This session will demonstrate:
- Organization of geometry operations using group nodes
- Offset curve and thicken operations in 2D and creation of 2D geometry objects from projections of 3D objects
- Form unions of imported STL, PLY, and 3MF files
- Improved detection of interferences
This session will show some of COMSOL’s improved solver and optimization implementations, including:
- New organization of optimization features
- New user interfaces for parameter estimation, control variables, and global least-squares analysis
- A new user interface for scaling, moving, and rotating objects in shape optimization
- New tools for transient optimization
COMSOL continues to improve capabilities within structural mechanics and its suite of add-on and associated products, including:
- New built-in connections for disjoint shells coming from imported CAD assemblies
- 10x faster solving of creep analysis as well as significant speedups for many other nonlinear material models
- Increased robustness by numerically stabilized plasticity formulations
- Fatigue evaluation for random vibration
- Component mode synthesis (CMS) reduced-order models for both static and dynamic substructuring
Vice President of Sales
David Kan is COMSOL's vice president of sales for the southwestern region of the US. He set up the Los Angeles branch office of COMSOL in 2001 and received a PhD in applied mathematics from UCLA in 1999.
Jeanette Littmarck has 29 years of sales experience at COMSOL. In 1992 she joined COMSOL AB in Sweden and became the first sales representative for all Scandinavian customers, before transferring to our first US office in 2000. She is the sales director at the Boston office, and also the project leader for COMSOL Days.
Senior VP of Sales
Phil Kinnane is the senior VP of sales at COMSOL, Inc., and has been with COMSOL since 2000. Previously, he worked in industry and has modeling and simulation experience within a variety of engineering fields. He earned his PhD in electrochemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm.
Technology Manager, Electrochemistry
Henrik Ekström is the technology manager for electrochemistry at COMSOL. Prior to joining COMSOL in 2010, Henrik worked at various fuel cell startup firms in Sweden. He received his PhD in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Technology Manager, Acoustics
Mads Herring Jensen joined COMSOL in 2011 and is the technology manager for the acoustics products. Mads has a PhD in computational fluid dynamics from the Technical University of Denmark. Before joining COMSOL, he worked in the hearing aid industry for five years as an acoustic finite element expert.
Technology Director, Heat Transfer
Nicolas Huc joined COMSOL France in 2004 and is currently the head of their development team. He is also the manager of the Heat Transfer Module. Nicolas studied engineering at ENSIMAG before receiving his PhD in living system modeling from Joseph Fourier University.
Technology Director, Structural Mechanics
Henrik Sönnerlind has managed structural mechanics development at COMSOL since 2010. With a background as a consultant, he has many years of experience in engineering analysis for the automotive, nuclear, and telecom industries. He graduated from KTH in Stockholm in 1981, specializing in continuum mechanics and numerical methods.
Technology Director, Numerical Analysis
Jacob Yström is the technology director of numerical analysis at COMSOL. He has been the lead developer for the solver technology at COMSOL since 2005. He received his PhD in numerical analysis from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Technology Manager, User Interface
Mikael Sterner works as a technology manager in the User Interface team at COMSOL in Stockholm, Sweden, where he leads the development of COMSOL Server™ and Model Manager. He received his PhD in microsystem technology from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Lead Application Engineer
Andrew Strikwerda is a lead application engineer at COMSOL specializing in electromagnetics. He received his PhD in physics from Boston University and conducted postgraduate research at the Technical University of Denmark. He was a senior staff scientist at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Applied Physics Laboratory and taught in the JHU Whiting School of Engineering.
Technology Director, Electromagnetics
Magnus Olsson joined COMSOL in 1996 and currently leads development for the electromagnetic design products. He holds an MSc in engineering physics and a PhD in plasma physics and fusion research. Prior to joining COMSOL, he worked as a consulting specialist in electromagnetic computations for the Swedish armed forces.
Technology Manager, Optimization
Kristian E. Jensen joined COMSOL in 2018 as the product manager for the Optimization Module. He studied at the Technical University of Denmark, where he worked on topology optimization and differential constitutive equations for viscoelastic flow. He studied the combination of mesh adaptation and topology optimization at Imperial College London.
Fanlong Meng is a senior developer at COMSOL. He has worked with uncertainty quantification and solver and numerical analysis. He graduated with a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he conducted research on numerical partial differential equation solvers and domain decomposition.
Technology Director, CFD
Mats Nigam is the technical product manager for fluid flow at COMSOL. Prior to joining COMSOL in 2012, Mats worked in academia at MIT and Cambridge University and in the pulp and paper industry at Noss AB. He received his PhD in applied mathematics from MIT in 1999.
Technology Director, External Interfaces
Lorant Olasz joined COMSOL in 2006 and is the technical product manager for the CAD Import and ECAD Import modules, LiveLink™ for CAD products, and LiveLink development team. Previously, he was a product specialist in structural mechanics. He received his PhD in solid mechanics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Technical Products Manager, Fatigue and Metal Processing
Mats Danielsson joined COMSOL in 2017 as a developer specializing in structural mechanics and mechanics of materials. He earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from MIT in 2003. Before joining COMSOL, he worked in the automotive industry and applied materials research.