CFD: Single Phase Flow in COMSOL Multiphysics

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Objectives of this Training Class

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.

To register, click on the orange 'Register Now' button.

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

January 19-22, 2021 (12:30pm to 5:00pm EST each day)

May 11-14, 2021 (12:30pm to 5:00pm EDT each day)

August 24-27, 2021 (12:30pm to 5:00pm EDT each day)

November 2-5, 2021 (12:30pm to 5:00pm EDT each day)

The course will be live and interactive.


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
  • Stokes flow
  • Thin film flow
  • Rotating machinery
  • Microfluidics

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 ten 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 nine 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
Columbus, OH 43085

Please fax purchase orders to:

AltaSim Technologies
ATTN: Training
614 861 7534

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.

Hear What Our Students are Saying

"I took the Multiphysics Solutions using COMSOL Multiphysics: An Introductory Training Course. It helped me jump start my understanding of COMSOL and how to build simulation models as well as visualize the results. I don’t regularly use COMSOL in my daily work so it is hard to remember all I learned. As a result, I often refer back to the class notes to help me remember how to do a specific task or what settings are needed to accomplish a specific action. The class and notes are valuable as a reference. AltaSim does a good job of training their students. I would recommend them for COMSOL training."

- Jim Vinson ~~ Renesas Electronics Corp.

"I attended two training courses titled "Electromagnetics in COMSOL Multiphysics: AC/DC" and "RF and Wave Optics" where I gained the necessary fundamental knowledge to dig deeper and obtain what is needed to enhance my research work. The efforts Dr. Yushanov invested in delivering the fundamental concepts have greatly helped to strengthen my understanding in building models and run simulations efficiently. These courses have also helped me to gain the required knowledge within a relatively short period of time. Thus, AltaSim Technologies, given its prestigious reputation in COMSOL training, is and will always be my first choice for training courses, as it provides all required knowledge for the most ideal habitat for my career aspiration in performing academic research."

- Ahmad Darwish ~~ TAMU

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