Solver Setting for Effective Analysis in COMSOL Multiphysics – COMSOL Featured Course, September 2021

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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

September 8-10, 2021 (1:00pm to 3:30pm EDT each day)

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This course provides an overview of the methods to obtain a converged solution for cases with a large number of degrees of freedom, and/or nonlinearity. Attendees will learn techniques to develop converged solutions and reduce computational requirements for specific classes of problems.

The course covers:

  • The structure of the Study Node in COMSOL Multiphysics
  • Best practices for selection of solver settings to obtain converged solutions
  • Solver settings for effective use computational resources
  • Differentiation between classes of problems
  • Differences between solver settings for:
    • Stationary vs. time-dependent
    • Linear vs. non-linear
    • Single vs. Multiphysics problems
  • Diagnosing solver errors and selecting advanced solver settings

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


The cost for this course is $800 per person. Each attendee of web-based training must be a registered student.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for people who seek to analyze computational models with non-linear solutions and/or large numbers of degrees of freedom 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.

Course Content

In this course, attendees will be led through use of COMSOL Multiphysics and will focus on use of the Study Node to obtain converged solutions of complex problems with non-linearity and high number of degrees-of-freedom. The following items will be covered:

  • Structure of the study node
  • Critical solver variables in the study node
  • Effect of changing critical variables
  • Best practices for non-linear problem solving
  • Methods to reduce computational memory and CPU time


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

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.

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.

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.