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COMSOL Announces Program for COMSOL Day: Aerospace & Defense

The event will explore multiphysics simulation applications and modeling topics in support of innovation and design in the aerospace and defense industry.

BURLINGTON, MA (September 26, 2023) — COMSOL, developer of the COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation software, has announced that COMSOL Day: Aerospace & Defense will be held on Thursday, October 5, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. This online event will feature keynote speakers from NASA Ames Research Center, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon Technologies. The event will also include COMSOL-led technical sessions covering how multiphysics modeling benefits the aerospace and defense industry.

An advertisement for COMSOL Day: Aerospace & Defense on October 5 showing four COMSOL models and noting that the event is online.

The first keynote talk, titled "COMSOL Multiphysics® for Circuit Board Thermal Analysis", will be held by Russell Rioux of Northrop Grumman. The presentation will focus on the thermal analysis of circuit board models that have thousands of parts, each with individual power dissipations and properties. Rioux will explain how complex circuit board layers are incorporated into the models using the image processing functionality in COMSOL Multiphysics® in order to reduce model meshing while maintaining physical accuracy.

Later in the day, Hannah Alpert of NASA Ames Research Center will hold her keynote talk, "Thermal Modeling of a Compressor for CO2 Removal in the International Space Station". She will highlight the use of multiphysics simulation in the research and development of contaminant removal technology, which is critical to support systems that enable humans to live and work in outer space.

In the final keynote talk, "Multiphysics and Metamaterials: Applications and Opportunities", Scott Sorbel of Raytheon Technologies will discuss the use of metamaterials and metasurfaces in the industry and go over how understanding the multiphysics aspect of these systems is vital for both performance verification and manufacturability.

"We are looking forward to hearing the speakers discuss the use of multiphysics simulation in their projects," said Ryan Durac, aerospace and defense account manager at COMSOL. "This industry is known for its high demands for accuracy and reliability, and simulation enables engineers and researchers to build trust in their designs. This is especially important when the devices are intended for use in challenging environments, such as in orbit or under water."

In addition, the COMSOL-led sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Modeling in aerospace and defense with COMSOL Multiphysics®
  • Metamaterials
  • Composite materials
  • MEMS
  • Optimization
  • Heat transfer in spacecraft
  • Acoustics and aeroacoustics
  • Low-frequency electromagnetics

A Q&A session will follow each keynote talk and technical presentation. Additionally, there will be an open-discussion session where attendees can ask a panel of COMSOL staff any questions they may have.

View the COMSOL Day Program Details

Registration is free of charge.

About COMSOL Days

COMSOL Days are popular online events applicable to people who work in industries and areas where COMSOL Multiphysics® can benefit their modeling and simulation projects. All COMSOL Days cover a wide range of subjects, including how to turn COMSOL models into specialized simulation apps for engineers who do not have a background in modeling.

The events feature 1-day programs with keynote presentations, technical sessions, and more. COMSOL Days will continue throughout 2023 with multiple events held each month.


COMSOL is a global provider of simulation software for product design and research to technical enterprises, research labs, and universities. Its COMSOL Multiphysics® product is an integrated software environment for creating physics-based models and simulation apps. A particular strength is its ability to account for coupled or multiphysics phenomena. Add-on products expand the simulation platform for electromagnetics, structural, acoustics, fluid flow, heat transfer, and chemical applications. Interfacing tools enable the integration of COMSOL Multiphysics® simulations with all major technical computing and CAD tools on the CAE market. Simulation experts rely on COMSOL Compiler™ and COMSOL Server™ to deploy applications to their design teams, manufacturing departments, test laboratories, and customers throughout the world. Founded in 1986, COMSOL has 17 offices worldwide and extends its reach with a network of distributors.

COMSOL, COMSOL Multiphysics, COMSOL Compiler, and COMSOL Server are either registered trademarks or trademarks of COMSOL AB.