Plasma Modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics® Webinar

Jun 29, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT

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If you want to learn about modeling plasma using COMSOL Multiphysics®, then tune into this webinar featuring Jeff Crompton and Luke Gritter of AltaSim Technologies.

Plasmas represent a critical technology in many industries, including electronics manufacturing, medical products, lighting, materials analysis, lasers, and space propulsion. Plasmas' unique electrical, chemical, thermal, and radiative properties are used by engineers and scientists to produce advanced technologies.

Due to the complexity of plasma physics, the development of plasma-based technologies can present formidable engineering challenges. The system of charged particles, neutrals, and electromagnetic fields exhibits strongly coupled interactions between electron transport, ion transport, chemical reactions, electromagnetic fields, heat transfer, and fluid flow. Intuition and experience are often insufficient to predict plasma behavior and the experimental characterization of plasmas is extremely difficult. For these reasons, computational models are valuable in predicting plasma dynamics and quantifying the effects of design changes. In addition, these models provide an understanding of plasma deposition rates, breakdown potential, and device design.

In this webinar, we at AltaSim Technologies will draw on our experience with the computational analysis of a range of plasma-based technologies. We will demonstrate ways in which plasmas can be successfully analyzed using COMSOL Multiphysics® and the add-on Plasma Module. In particular, you will be shown approaches for modeling a microscale DC plasma torch.

You can ask questions throughout the presentation or at the end during the Q&A session.

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Webinar Details

Jun 29, 2017 | 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-04:00)


Jeff Crompton
AltaSim Technologies, LLC Jeff Crompton is a principal and cofounder of AltaSim Technologies. He has developed technologies for use in the medical, automotive, and aerospace industries. Jeff has also led technology developments in advanced materials, engineering design, and computational analysis.
Luke Gritter
AltaSim Technologies, LLC Luke has over ten years experience in multiphysics analysis and specializes in analysis of problems relating to fluid flow, thermal, electro-magnetic, and plasma phenomena. At AltaSim he has been instrumental in the development and application of multiphysics analysis to real world problems in the Medical Products, Consumer Products, Semiconductor Devices and Energy markets. Luke’s areas of expertise include:
• Plasma physics
• Computational fluid dynamics
• Thermodynamics
• Electromagnetics
• Mechanical systems
Luke received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Michigan.