Solver Setting for Effective Analysis in COMSOL Multiphysics®

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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

July 16-18, 2024   1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

September 10-12, 2024   1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

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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 how to make strategic changes to the default COMSOL® solver features to develop converged solutions and reduce computational requirements for various classes of problems.

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 the 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 the use of COMSOL Multiphysics® with a focus on use of the Study Node and associated settings. The following items will be covered:

  • Structure of the Study Node
  • Critical solver settings in the Study Node
  • Effect of changing critical settings
  • Methods to reduce computational memory and CPU time
  • Best practices for strategies to obtain converged solutions
  • Differentiation between classes of problems
  • Differences between solver settings for:
    • Iterative vs direct linear system solvers
    • Linear vs nonlinear
    • Single vs multiphysics problems
    • Stationary vs time-dependent
  • Diagnosing solver errors
  • Interpreting convergence plots and log data


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 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.

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.

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
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.