Structural Mechanics Solutions using COMSOL Multiphysics – Featured Course June 2020

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Web-Based Training

June 16-19, 2020 (12:30pm to 5:00pm EDT each day)

The course will be live and interactive with the content being the same as the classroom-based training.


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This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of performing analyses of solid mechanics problems using COMSOL Multiphysics. The course covers:

  • The fundamentals of performing linear and nonlinear analyses using finite element analysis
  • The governing structural mechanics equations in COMSOL Multiphysics
  • Selection of appropriate boundary conditions
  • Meshing requirements
  • Boundary condition selection
  • Analysis of problems that include:
    • Thermal stress
    • Contact
    • Dynamic effects
  • Best practices for obtaining accurate solutions

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


The fee for this course is $1350 per person.

Who should attend

This course is intended for people who wish to analyze solid mechanics problems 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. Previous knowledge of structural mechanics is not necessary. Attendees that have developed solutions in COMSOL Multiphysics for other physics and are looking to expand their capabilities to solid mechanics are encouraged to attend.

Course Content

Days 1 & 2, 12:30pm – 5:00pm

Attendees will be led through use of COMSOL Multiphysics to perform range of solid mechanics analyses. Best practices for two- and three- dimensional problems will be demonstrated using practical examples.  The following items will be covered:

  • Theoretical basis for solid mechanics
  • Geometric linearity vs. nonlinearity
  • Plane stress/strain vs. three-dimensional modeling
  • Selection of relevant boundary conditions
  • Solution of static, linear elastic problems
Days 3 & 4, 12:30pm – 5:00pm

Days 3 and 4 will examine complex conditions including nonlinearity, thermal loading. dynamic effects, material creep and structural vibration. Finally, recommended best practices for solid mechanics analyses will be addressed with respect to workflow, solver recommendations and discretization.

  • Thermal stress
  • Temperature dependent material properties
  • Loading rate dependent material properties
  • Non-linear elasticity
  • Plasticity
  • Penalty method contact
  • Augmented Lagrangian contact
  • Wave propagation in frequency and time domain

Best practices for solid mechanics analyses

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To register, click on the orange ‘Register Now’ button.  For questions e-mail or call Lynne Smith at 614 861 7015 x10. 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.


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

Josh Thomas

JoshuaThomasWith over 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.


Sergei Yushanov

SergeiYushanovSergei has over thirty years experience in computational analysis and specializes in analysis of problems relating to electromagnetic, vibration, plasma and acoustic phenomena, structural, piezo-electric, and heat transfer. As a Principal Engineer at AltaSim he has been instrumental in the development and application of multiphysics analysis to 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, 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.