Optimization with COMSOL Multiphysics ® (Online)

November 8, 2022 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CET

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Simulation often includes optimization. This enables the model to automatically make intelligent changes to the design to meet with some overall goal. For example, you can formulate a cost function that you wish to minimize by finding an optimal choice of materials, dimensions, or shapes of the design.

The optimization methods find optimal values of control variables in order to meet some design criteria. Changes introduced in the model may be related to the geometry or to the parameters used to describe the physical behavior, e.g., mechanical or thermal properties. The aim of this course is to describe the tools provided by COMSOL Multiphysics® in optimization analysis. We start with a brief theoretical introduction and continue by showing practical examples related to several areas of physics.

Topics Include

  • Introduction to optimization analysis
  • Parameterizing and running parametric sweeps
  • Examples of gradient-based and derivative-free optimization
  • Shape optimization
  • Sensitivity analysis and gradient based optimization
  • Comparison of optimization algorithms
  • Derivative free optimization and multianalysis optimization
  • Parameter estimation using least squares objectives
  • Coupling operators, solver tuning and other advanced topics

Suggested Background

This course assumes familiarity with COMSOL Multiphysics®. We strongly recommend that those new to the COMSOL® software take the COMSOL Multiphysics® Essential Training course prior to attending this class.

Pricing & Payment Methods

The fee for this 1-day course is 5.950 SEK per person. Course material, video tutorials, and model files are included in the course.


To register, please complete the form below. Seats are limited and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. A 14-day free trial of COMSOL Multiphysics® will be sent to the participants. Remember to install the software properly in good time for the course. Please refer to the system requirements page to see the minimum configuration required to install the COMSOL® software. For further information, please send an email to info@comsol.se or call +46-8-412 95 00.

Topology Optimization

Please review our course cancellation/return policies. For additional information, please email info-se@comsol.com.

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Training Course Details


This is an online course. Prior to the course, registrants will receive a link for logging in. We recommend that you test the link some day before the event.

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November 8, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. CET (UTC+01:00)
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Kristian Ejlebjærg Jensen
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.