CFD: Single Phase Flow in COMSOL Multiphysics – COMSOL Featured Course, October 2023

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For questions e-mail or call Lynne Smith at 614 861 7015 x110. Early registration is encouraged as the number of participants is limited. Upon registration you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your reservation and additional information from AltaSim.

Dates and Location

Web-based Training

October 17-20, 2023   12:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

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This course provides an introduction to solving computational fluid dynamics (CFD) problems with single-phase flow using COMSOL Multiphysics.  The course covers:

  • Laminar and turbulent flow using finite element analysis
  • The governing equations of mass, momentum and energy
  • Flow for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids
  • Meshing requirements
  • Solver selection for complex flow conditions

Participants are expected to have a working knowledge of COMSOL Multiphysics before attending.


The fee for this course is $1350 per person.

Course Content

Days 1 & 2, 12:30pm - 5:00pm

Attendees with be led through the use of COMSOL Multiphysics to perform analysis of single-phase flow phenomena.  The following items will be covered:

  • Fundamental principles governing CFD analysis
  • Set up of CFD analyses in COMSOL
  • Analysis of laminar and turbulent flow in fluids
  • Selection of relevant boundary conditions
  • Selection of solver settings and parameters to obtain a converged solution
Days 3 & 4, 12:30pm - 5:00pm

These sessions will focus on specialized applications of CFD analysis using COMSOL Multiphysics.  The following specialized flow conditions will be examined:

  • Compressible flow
  • Flow in porous media
  • Thin film flow
  • Rotating machinery
  • Rarified Flow

Who should attend

This course is intended for people who wish to analyze single phase flow behavior using COMSOL Multiphysics. It is expected that attendees will have an existing knowledge of the structure of COMSOL Multiphysics and will possess a relevant engineering, physics, mathematics or science background.


Instruction will be performed by experienced engineers who use COMSOL Multiphysics on a daily basis to solve a wide range of complex CFD problems. Among the instructors will be:

Luke Gritter

Luke has more than fifteen years experience in multiphysics analysis and specializes in analysis of problems relating to fluid flow, thermal, electro-magnetic, plasma and acoustic phenomena. As a Principal Engineer 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.

Josh Thomas

With more than ten years of computational analysis experience, Josh has a graduate level training in computational mechanics modeling specializing in microstructural analysis. As a Senior Engineer at AltaSim, he plays a vital role in developing solutions to a wide range of multiphysics problems using COMSOL. He has been integral to the development and teaching of both COMSOL Multiphysics and SpaceClaim courses at AltaSim.

Payment Methods

Payment should be provided in advance and can be made by Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, company purchase order or check. For security purposes we do not accept credit card information by e-mail, but we have an electronic payment system for your convenience.

Please mail payments/purchase orders to:

AltaSim Technologies
130 East Wilson Bridge Rd, Suite 140
Worthington, OH 43085

Cancellation Policy

Please note that your seat in the course can not be confirmed until payment or a formal purchase order have been received. Instructor-led training tuition is fully refundable if we receive written notification (via mail or e-mail) of cancellation on or before seven business days prior to the class. Cancellations made less than seven business days prior to class will be charged 50 percent of the course tuition fee. If you fail to show up to class without written notice, you will be charged the full tuition. You may send a substitute in your place to avoid a fee.