Multiphysics Solutions using COMSOL Multiphysics®: An Introductory Training Course

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COMSOL Certified Consultant

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For questions e-mail or call Lynne Smith at 614 861 7015. 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 for Live, Web-Based Training

Please register by the Friday before class begins

October 15-24, 2024   12:30pm - 4:30pm EDT

Student Testimonials


The web-based version of Multiphysics Solutions using COMSOL Multiphysics® class provides a comprehensive introduction to solving problems using COMSOL Multiphysics®.  AltaSim's instructors use their experience to teach the practical aspects of using COMSOL Multiphysics®, including:

  • COMSOL Multiphysics® interface
  • Geometry development
  • Meshing
  • Physics set up
  • Solver selection
  • Post-processing

The class offers a combination of presentations, demonstrations, workshops and individual problems.  Practical demonstrations and workshops are designed to reinforce the concepts and techniques.

Training emphasizes practical skills and techniques essential for multiphysics analysis reinforced by useful tips and insight from staff that use COMSOL Multiphysics® on a daily basis.  On completion you will be proficient in the skills to uses COMSOL Multiphysics® to analyze your own multiphysics problems.

Click HERE for example problems from this course.


The cost for these seven (7) sessions are:

  • Session 1 (Overview of the Finite Element Method and COMSOL Multiphysics®):  $300
  • Session 2 (Introduction to Modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics®) Required:  $300
  • Session 3 (Creating Geometry in COMSOL®):  $400
  • Session 4 (Setting up Physics in COMSOL®):  $400
  • Session 5 (Building Custom Meshes in COMSOL®):  $400
  • Session 6 (Working with the Study Node in COMSOL®):  $400
  • Session 7 (Use the Results Node to Post-Process in COMSOL®):  $400

Students will receive a digital copy of the course material in PDF format.  Students may also purchase hard-copies of the material for an additional cost of $50 for the first session materials ordered and $25 for each additional session.

You will leave each session with new skills to work on your own applications using your free, two-week COMSOL Multiphysics® trial.

All times are Eastern Time.

Course Content

Session 1 (Overview), 12:30 pm - 4:00pm ET

The inherent methodologies used in numerical analysis will provide the basis for introducing the capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics®.  The following items will be covered:

  • Methodology of linear and non-linear numerical analysis
  • Capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics®
Session 2 (Introduction), 12:30 pm - 4:30pm ET

Participants will be introduced to the COMSOL® interface and guided through hands-on examples and demonstrations.  The following items will be covered:

  • Structure of graphical user interface
  • How to build and set up a simple analysis
  • Solution and post processing of analytical results

This session is a prerequisite for Sessions 3-7.

Session 3 (Geometry), 12:30 pm - 4:30pm ET

Skills and mechanisms for generating geometries in COMSOL®, including:

  • Using COMSOL's® native geometry building features
  • Best practices for importing model geometries from CAD

Session 2 is a prerequisite for Session 3

Session 4 (Physics), 12:30 pm - 4:30pm ET

Best Approaches for problem set up, materials selection for singe physics and multiphysics simulations will be developed using practical examples.

  • Setting up the physics of a problem
  • Multiphysics simulations

Session 2 is a prerequisite for Session 4

Session 5 (Meshing), 12:30 pm - 4:30pm ET

Concepts and best practices for mesh generation will be discussed, including guidelines for mesh refinement in the presence of large gradients.  The following items will be covered:

  • Methods for mesh generation
  • Customized mesh generation and refinement
  • Guidelines for mesh refinement

Session 2 is a prerequisite for Session 5

Session 6 (Study Node), 12:30 pm - 4:30pm ET

Step-by-step tutorials emphasize understanding solver execution and outputs, managing multiple physics and meshes, data handling, and solver initialization.

Best practices for custom study approaches including:

  • Parametric sweeps
  • Multi-step solutions

Session includes an introduction and practical guidance for:

  • Linear system solvers
  • Nonlinear methods
  • Multiphysics solvers

Session 2 is a prerequisite for Session 6

Session 7 (Post-Processing),  12:30 pm - 4:30pm ET

Options for post-processing and visualization will be discussed through the use of example problems for post-processing.  The following items will be addressed:

  • Post processing of analysis results
  • Viewing different plot representations of results
  • Exporting images and tabular data
  • Generation of animations
  • Using custom datasets
  • Overlay plots

Session 2 is a prerequisite for Session 7

Course Hours

Training will take place between 12:30pm and 4:30pm ET.  Before sessions 3-7 there will be an optional 'Pre-session Workshop' from 12:00pm-12:30pm for review of homework problems.

Who should attend

Multiphysics Solutions is ideal for people with little or no experience using the software with an engineering, physics, mathematics or science background. No previous experience with COMSOL Multiphysics® is required, but some basic knowledge of the scientific principles being applied is desirable.

This web-based version provides access to our experienced instructors without the cost and difficulties of travel. The sessions are separated into key topics to enable the student to choose which training they most want without requiring students to pay for every session.


Instruction will be performed by experienced engineers who use COMSOL Multiphysics® on a daily basis to solve real world problems. Among the instructors will be:

Kyle Koppenhoefer

Kyle has more than 25 years experience in computational analysis and has worked in developing and applying multiphysics analysis for the last 20 years. He specializes in analyses that incorporate structural, thermal, acoustic and vibration behavior. As a Principal of AltaSim he has been instrumental in the development and application of multiphysics analysis to real world problems in the Petrochemical, Aerospace, Medical Products and Energy markets.

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.

Jessica S. Rosenberg

Jess is the newest member of the AltaSim team. She recently received her doctorate in Physics. As a Research Engineer at AltaSim, she has played a significant part in transitioning all of our training materials into our newest format. She is also excited to begin teaching a session of this course. Through her Tips and Tricks she has demonstrated her knowledge of COMSOL and ability to share it with others.

Sergei Yushanov

Sergei has more than 30 years experience in computational analysis and specializes in analysis of problems relating to structural, piezo-electric, thermal, electro-magnetic, vibration, 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 Automotive, Aerospace, Medical Products, Consumer Products, and Energy markets.

Payment Methods

Payment should be provided in advance and can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or company purchase order. For security purposes we do not accept credit card information by e-mail. AltaSim will contact you by phone to confirm payment information.

Please mail payments/purchase orders to:

AltaSim Technologies
250 W. Old Wilson Bridge Rd, Suite 320
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.

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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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