August 9-10

You are invited to attend the COMSOL Conference 2018 to advance your numerical simulation skills and connect with fellow modeling and design experts. This event focuses on multiphysics simulation and its applications. A great variety of sessions offers everything from inspiring keynotes by industry leaders to one-on-one meetings with application engineers and developers. You can customize the program to your own specific needs whether the purpose is learning new modeling techniques or connecting with fellow users of the COMSOL® software. Join us at the COMSOL Conference to:

  • Stay up-to-date with current multiphysics modeling tools and technologies
  • Pick up new simulation techniques in a variety of minicourses and workshops
  • Present a paper or poster and gain recognition for your design and research work
  • Interact with your colleagues in industry-specific panel discussions
  • Get assistance for your modeling problems at demo stations
  • Learn how to build and deploy simulation apps for your team or organization
  • Draw inspiration for your next design innovation from leaders in multiphysics simulation

Schedule August 9-10

9:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
10:00 a.m.
Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics®
10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Welcome and Keynotes
12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
  • In this minicourse, you will learn about modeling conductive and convective heat transfer with phase change using COMSOL Multiphysics®, the Heat Transfer Module, the CFD Module, and the Subsurface Flow Module. Conductive heat transfer modeling addresses heat transfer through solids and can include heat transfer in thin layers, contact thermal resistance, and phase change. Convective heat transfer addresses heat transfer in solids and fluids. We will also address natural convection induced by buoyancy forces. Additionally, changes in the temperature of a material can lead to a change in material phase, from solid to liquid to gas. This minicourse will introduce you to the various types of phase change modeling that can be done with COMSOL Multiphysics®.

  • In this minicourse, we will cover the Microfluidics Module, which features custom interfaces for the simulation of microfluidic devices and rarefied gas flows. Single-phase flow capabilities include both Newtonian and non-Newtonian flow. Beyond its single-phase flow capabilities, this module also allows for two-phase flow simulations to capture surface tension forces, capillary forces, and Marangoni effects. Typical applications include lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices, digital microfluidics, electrokinetic and magnetokinetic devices, inkjets, and vacuum systems.

  • In this minicourse, we will cover the use of the RF Module for simulating Maxwell's equations in the high-frequency electromagnetic wave regime. We will discuss applications in resonant cavity analysis, antenna modeling, transmission lines and waveguides, and scattering. Then, we will address the coupling of electromagnetic wave simulations to heat transfer, such as in RF heating.

  • In this minicourse, we will address the modeling of resistive and capacitive devices with the AC/DC Module. We will also cover the calculation of electric fields under steady-state, transient, and frequency-domain conditions, as well as the extraction of lumped parameters such as capacitance matrices. Applications include the modeling of resistive heating and sensor design.

  • In this minicourse, we will address the modeling of stresses, strains, and deflections in solid materials and mechanisms. Stationary, transient, and frequency-domain simulations will be covered. Shells, membranes, beams, and trusses will also be introduced. If you are interested in learning about the Structural Mechanics Module and Multibody Dynamics Module, this minicourse is for you.

  • By Synopsys

    This minicourse demonstrates the ease of obtaining high-quality models from 3D image data in the Synopsys Simpleware™ software for use in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. The workflow of processing 3D image data (e.g., from MRI, CT, Micro-CT, and FIB-SEM) to create models for life sciences, materials, and manufacturing applications will be outlined and demonstrated. Learn about the capabilities of the Simpleware™ software for image visualization, segmentation, analysis, and model generation. Examples will also be shown of workflows and case studies combining the Simpleware™ software and the COMSOL Multiphysics® software.

    Simpleware is a trademark of Synopsys, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

3:00 p.m.
3:15 p.m.
User Presentations
4:30 p.m.
4:45 p.m.
  • Whether you choose to construct a geometry in the COMSOL Desktop® or import it from a CAD file, this minicourse will demonstrate some useful tools. Did you know that COMSOL Multiphysics® can automatically generate the cross section of a solid object and you can use it for a 2D simulation? Or that you can directly import topographic data to create 3D objects? Generating a geometry is also about preparing selections for physics settings. By using the right selection tools, you can easily automate the modeling workflow, even when this involves simulations on widely different versions of a geometry. Attend this minicourse to see a demonstration of these techniques and more.

  • The Application Builder, included in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, allows you to wrap your COMSOL Multiphysics® models in user-friendly interfaces. This minicourse will cover the two main components of the Application Builder: the Form Editor and the Method Editor. You will learn how to use the Form Editor to add buttons, sliders, input and output objects, and more. You will also learn how to use the Method Editor and other tools to efficiently write methods to extend the functionality of your apps.

  • In this minicourse, we will walk you through the meshing techniques that are available to you in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. We will introduce you to basic meshing concepts, such as how to tweak the meshing parameters for unstructured meshes. More advanced topics include working with swept meshes and creating mesh plots. You will also learn a useful technique for meshing imported CAD designs: How to hide small geometry features from the mesher.

  • This minicourse is focused on modeling all kinds of transducers. The transduction from an electric signal to an acoustic signal, including the mechanical path, is a true multiphysics application. We will set up a simple model using the built-in multiphysics couplings and also look at other modeling techniques, like combining lumped models with FEM or BEM. The analysis can be done in the frequency domain or extended to the time domain, where nonlinear effects can be included. You will also learn about recent news and additions to the COMSOL Multiphysics® software relevant to the topic. Application areas include, but are not limited to, mobile devices, piezotransducers, loudspeakers, headsets, and speaker cabinets.

  • In this minicourse, we will address the modeling of joints, gears, cams, springs, and dampers in flexible multibody systems. Stationary, transient, and frequency-domain simulations will be covered. You will also get an introduction to including nonlinear materials, lumped modeling techniques, and multiphysics modeling. If you are interested in learning about the Multibody Dynamics Module, this minicourse is for you.

6:15 p.m.
Poster Session
8:00 p.m.
Gala Dinner
8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
  • In this minicourse, you will learn how to define and solve problems in electrodeposition, corrosion protection, and corrosion studies. These systems all involve mass and charge transfer coupled to electrochemical reactions at deforming metal surfaces. We will look at two different approaches: one that treats the surface deformation as a variable and a second approach that treats the surface deformation with moving mesh. The most common type of study for these systems is the time-dependent study, but we will also briefly look at electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) studies.

  • Magnetic fields arise due to magnets and the flow of current. In this minicourse, you will learn about using the AC/DC Module to model static, transient, and frequency-domain magnetic fields that arise around magnets and coils. We will introduce various ways of modeling magnetically permeable materials, motors, and generators.

  • Radiative heat transfer is one of the three types of heat transfer and plays a major role in many applications. During this session, we will focus on the features for modeling surface-to-surface radiation for gray surfaces or multiple spectral bands, such as solar and infrared radiation. We will discuss different examples in order to help identify cases where thermal radiation has to be accounted for.

    Defining ambient conditions is a key point in the model definition, especially when solar radiation is accounted for, but there are also other cases. We will review the different means to define the ambient condition and how use them for conduction, convection, and radiation in heat transfer models.

  • Learn how to efficiently simulate incompressible and compressible turbulent flows in this CFD minicourse. The CFD Module allows for accurate multiphysics flow simulations, such as conjugate heat transfer with nonisothermal flow and fluid-structure interactions. We will also discuss physics interfaces for simulating flow in porous media, discrete and homogeneous two-phase flow, and flow in stirred vessels with rotating parts.

  • The Wave Optics Module offers both full-wave modeling of Maxwell's equations and the beam envelope method. The beam envelope method is particularly useful for modeling optical waveguiding structures, where the field envelope varies slowly along the direction of propagation. This minicourse introduces the use of the beam envelope method and how it contrasts with full-wave models. Optical scattering from periodic structures, such as gratings, will also be covered.

10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
User Presentations
11:45 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Keynotes and Awards Ceremony
1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
  • Learn how to use the Application Builder and the Method Editor to automate your model building, including setting up the geometry, material properties, loads, and boundary conditions; meshing; solving; and extracting data. You will learn how the Application Builder can be a powerful tool in your modeling process.

  • In this minicourse, you will learn to model batteries with a focus on lithium-ion batteries, including transport of ions, porous electrodes, and electrode reactions. You will also get an introduction to the corresponding couplings to heat transport for performing thermal simulations. We will address how to simulate various transient phenomena such as constant current-constant voltage (CCCV) charge/discharge cycling, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), and capacity fade.

  • In this minicourse, we will study different classes of problems involving acoustic propagation in fluids. This ranges from propagation in large domains, such as rooms or the ocean, to transmission through small perforations where thermal and viscous losses are important. Detailed modeling of the propagation in moving fluids is also discussed. This is, for example, the case in a muffler with a nonisothermal background flow. You will also learn about recent news and additions to the COMSOL Multiphysics® software relevant to the topic. Application areas include, but are not limited to, muffler design, sound insulation materials, room and car acoustics, and flow meters.

  • This minicourse builds upon static and dynamic modeling to address questions of material nonlinearity and fatigue. We will cover the various nonlinear material models used for modeling metals, polymers, soils, and ceramics. Furthermore, we will discuss creep modeling and structural and thermal fatigue modeling.

  • In this minicourse, you will learn how to use the Ray Optics Module to trace rays of light and other high-frequency radiation through optically large systems. We will explain how to model ray propagation in homogeneous and graded-index media; analyze ray intensity and polarization; and apply boundary conditions including refraction, diffuse reflection, and specular reflection. We will discuss application areas including cameras, telescopes, laser focusing systems, spectrometers, and concentrated solar power systems. You will also learn how to apply the Ray Optics Module in a multiphysics context by considering structural and thermal effects.

4:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
  • The COMSOL Multiphysics® software can perform truly bidirectional fluid-structure interaction simulations where viscous and pressure forces act on an elastic structure and structural velocity forces act back on the fluid. Attend this minicourse to learn about the ready-made physics interface that is available for this important multiphysics application.

  • When presenting your results, the quality of the postprocessing will determine the impact of your presentation. This minicourse will thoroughly explore the many tools in the Results node designed to make your data look its best, including mirroring, revolving symmetric data, cut planes, cut lines, exporting data, joining or comparing multiple data sets, as well as animations.

  • Solving large and complex finite element models can take significant time and computational resources. In this minicourse, we will address the modeling techniques that you should be aware of and then go into the choice of solvers for large models. We will cover the differences between the various solvers in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software in terms of their time and memory usage. Additonally, solver performance is inextricably linked to computer architecture. This course will cover how factors such as memory bandwidth, processor speed, and architecture address solution times.

  • COMSOL Multiphysics® gives you precise control over the way in which your multiphysics models are solved. It also includes a set of powerful implicit time-stepping algorithms for fast and accurate solutions to transient models. In this minicourse, we will cover the fundamental numerical techniques and underlying algorithms used for steady-state models and explain the reasons behind the default solver settings. Building upon this knowledge, you will learn various techniques for achieving or accelerating convergence of nonlinear multiphysics models. You will also learn how to pick a solver based on the problem at hand, measure and control computational error, as well as check convergence and other salient issues in time-dependent analyses using the finite element method.

  • COMSOL Multiphysics® includes a set of powerful implicit time-stepping algorithms for fast and accurate solutions to transient models. In this minicourse, you will learn how to pick a solver based on the problem at hand, measure and control computational error, as well as check convergence and other salient issues in time-dependent analyses using the finite element method.

Conference Venue

ITC Gardenia

1, Residency Road, Shanthala Nagar,
Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru,
Karnataka 560025



From Kempegowda International Airport

The hotel is 39 km from the International Airport. You could take either an airport taxi or an app-based taxi to the conference venue. Taxis are readily available outside the Arrivals terminal and do not require advance booking. The approximate ride fare would be ₹900. Alternatively, you can take a bus service, KIAS 5 or KIAS 7, and stop at the Richmond Circle bus stop or the Mallaya Hospital bus stop for the respective routes. The hotel is about 700 m and 400 m from the respective bus stops.

From Bangalore City Railway Station

The hotel is 5 km from the Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station (Bangalore City Railway Station). You could take an app-based taxi or an auto rickshaw to the conference venue. Taxis are readily available outside and do not require advance booking. There are multiple buses from the Majestic Bus stand (opposite the railway station) to the hotel, please click here to find a suitable bus route.



We recommend that conference attendees stay at the conference venue, the ITC Gardenia. During the conference, lunch and refreshments are included both days. On August 9, COMSOL will also host a gala dinner at the conference venue. There is free parking for conference attendees.

If you would like to explore other options for your stay near the conference venue, click here.

Get ready to connect, learn, and innovate. Join the top minds in science, physics, and engineering for two days of training, talks by industry experts, and presentations featuring cutting-edge R&D.



Connect with the brightest minds in numerical simulation at the COMSOL Conference 2018 Bangalore.

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