February 3, 2022 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. CET

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COMSOL Day: Version 6.0

See what is possible with multiphysics simulation

COMSOL Multiphysics® version 6.0 is coming soon. 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.


9:30 a.m.

Please join us before the first presentation starts to settle in and make sure that your audio and visual capabilities are working.

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.

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
10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Parallel Session
Chemical & Electrochemical Engineering
  • The introduction of a swelling user interface that includes intercalation strain for structural analysis during discharge/recharge cycles of batteries
  • Easy modeling of the crossover of H2 and O2 in parasitic reactions as well as membrane water transport
  • A new user interface for modeling cathodic protection

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
11:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
Parallel Session

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
Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer

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
12:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
Model Manager

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
1:00 p.m.
1:15 p.m.

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
1:45 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
Parallel Session
The Uncertainty Quantification Module

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
Geometry & Meshing

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
2:30 p.m.
2:45 p.m.

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
3:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks

COMSOL Speakers

Per Backlund
Sales and Marketing Manager
Per Backlund has been with COMSOL since 1995. He has devoted his professional career to technical computing and has introduced the concept of simulation to a large number of organizations and industries.
Caroline Harfield
Commercial Sales Manager
Phil Kinnane
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.
Henrik Ekström
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.
Mads J. Herring Jensen
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.
Nicolas Huc
Technology Director
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.
Henrik Sönnerlind
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.
Jacob Yström
Technology Director
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.
Mikael Sterner
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 {:comsolserver} and Model Manager. He received his PhD in microsystem technology from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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