May 14, 2019 1070 Wien9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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You are invited to join us at COMSOL Day Wien for a day of minicourses, talks by invited speakers, and the opportunity to exchange ideas with other simulation specialists in the COMSOL community.

Presentation details will be published soon. Register for free today.


08:00 am
Registration, Support Corner opens
09:00 am
Best Practices for Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

The COMSOL Multiphysics® software supports your R&D and engineering with realistic physics-based models and simulations. But did you know that it also contains many tools to facilitate your modeling process and functionality to help you advance beyond everyday modeling? In this minicourse, we we will discuss and demonstrate the functionality available in the Definitions node of the Model Builder. This node includes probes, functions, interpolations, integration techniques, component couplings, and more.

Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics® and the Model Builder Minicourse

This introductory demonstration will show you the fundamental workflow of the COMSOL Multiphysics® modeling environment. We will cover all of the key modeling steps, including geometry creation, setting up physics, meshing, solving, and postprocessing.

09:45 am
Coffee Break
10:00 am
Welcoming Remarks
10:15 am
COMSOL Keynote
10:30 am

NVH Methods for E-Mobility Development and Audio Acoustics

The upcoming market potential of electric vehicles (e-vehicles) suggests new directions for the noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) development methods and strategies. In general, a dominant internal combustion engine (ICE) noise in the frequency range between 30 and 500 Hz is shifted toward higher frequencies in the kHz range, leaving behind an in-cabin noise decomposing with a mid-frequency gap. Customers might get discomforted by a nonbalanced background noise, and NVH engineers are struggling with reduced masking effects for standstill and low-speed conditions.

This talk will present results from selected feasibility studies, which contribute to e-vehicle acoustics. A multiphysics whining noise simulation of an e-motor power train gives insight into source characteristics and implies optimization potentials. The mid-frequency gap is suggested to be masked using a physical modeling approach of synthetic engine noise. Finally, potential directivity improvements of a personal zone audio integration within a headrest are shown.

11:00 am

The Application of COMSOL Server™ in the Design of Tailored Steel Belt Machines

The Berndorf Band Group has attained the position of global leader in the production of steel belts and steel belt systems thanks to their 90 years of experience.

For most processes involving steel belts, the transfer of heat through the belt into or out of the product (heating and cooling) is important. A main benefit of steel belts compared to polymer belts is their relatively high thermal conductivity, which enables high thermal flow rates.

In order to obtain tailored solutions for our customers, thermal simulations of the steel belt process are used to find optimal machine configurations. As the material properties under process conditions are often unavailable, we have developed a dedicated measurement system for thermal characterizations of customer products.

A series of COMSOL® applications have been developed to support our technical sales workforce. This talk will focus on thermomechanical simulations of double-belt presses and single-belt coolers and the associated simulation applications.

11:30 am

Use of CFD Simulation Methods in Polymer Extrusion

In polymer extrusion, you are dealing with viscoelastic fluids in a laminar flow regime. The most important aspects to know are the pressure drop and velocity distribution as well as the shear rate in the melt channel. The viscosity of the polymer melt depends on the melt temperature and the shear rate or shear stress in the melt. Many applications are coextrusion applications, like multilayer films. As you can tell, there are a lot of reasons to use CFD simulation for tool design and process description in polymer extrusion. In addition, the calculation of cooling tracks is of interest in plastic processing. Therefore, heat transfer is combined with CFD.

Topics like laminar flow, multiphase flow, and heat transfer in polymer extrusion use cases will be discussed in this talk.

12:00 pm
Break for Lunch
01:15 pm
Electromagnetics Minicourse

Get a brief overview of the electromagnetic modeling tools of COMSOL Multiphysics® with a focus on the AC/DC Module, RF Module, Wave Optics Module, and Ray Optics Module.

Acoustics and Structural Mechanics Minicourse

Get a brief overview of using the Acoustics Module and Structural Mechanics Module within the COMSOL® software environment.

02:00 pm
CFD and Heat Transfer Minicourse

Get a quick overview of using the CFD Module and Heat Transfer Module within the COMSOL® software environment.

Batteries and Fuel Cells Minicourse

Learn how to model electrochemical cells, including charge transport and electrode reactions, and get an introduction to the corresponding couplings to mass transport, heat transport, and fluid flow.

02:45 pm
Coffee Break
03:15 pm
Solvers Minicourse

Learn the fundamental numerical techniques and underlying algorithms related to linear and nonlinear multiphysics simulations. We will cover the difference between iterative and direct solvers as well as the different study types including stationary, transient, and eigenfrequency analysis.


Learn to use gradient-based optimization techniques and constraint equations to define and solve problems in shape, parameter, and topology optimization, as well as inverse modeling. The techniques shown are applicable for almost all types of models.

04:00 pm
Composite Materials Minicourse

The Composite Materials Module enables the multiphysics simulation of composite structures. In this minicourse, you will learn how to model smart composite materials, fiber-reinforced plastics, laminated panels, and sandwich panels.

Postprocessing Minicourse

This minicourse will explore the tools for presenting COMSOL Multiphysics® results, including mirroring, revolving symmetric data, cut planes, cut lines, exporting data, joining or comparing multiple datasets, as well as animations.

05:00 pm
COMSOL Day ends, Support Corner closes

COMSOL Day Details


Fleming's Conference Hotel Wien
Neubaugürtel 26-28
1070 Wien

Parking is available at the hotel.

COMSOL Speakers

Thorsten Koch
Comsol Multiphysics GmbH
Thorsten Koch ist stellvertretender Geschäftsführer der Comsol Multiphysics GmbH. Dort arbeitete er als Applikationsingenieur und in der Entwicklung. Er hat einen Abschluss in Physik und angewandter Mathematik und promovierte an der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg über 3D-Kontraktilitätsmessungen an lebenden Zellen.
Yvonne Krause
Comsol Multiphysics GmbH
Yvonne Krause has been working as a technical sales engineer at Comsol Multiphysics GmbH since 2012. She received her diploma in geophysics from the Technical University of Berlin. After graduation, she worked in different research projects, using simulation to model electric fields and transport processes in geophysics.
Hinrich Arnoldt
Comsol Multiphysics GmbH
Hinrich Arnoldt works as a regional sales manager at Comsol Multiphysics GmbH. Previously, he studied the physics of complex systems at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization. He earned his diploma thesis studying the dynamics of coupled oscillators and a PhD in evolutionary dynamics.
Christoph Gordalla
Comsol Multiphysics GmbH
Christoph Gordalla is an applications engineer at Comsol Multiphysics GmbH. Prior, he received a master’s degree in solid-state physics at RWTH Aachen University with his research focusing on the simulation of superparamagnetic iron-oxide nanoparticles in capillary vessel systems.
Serjoscha Hylla
Comsol Multiphysics GmbH
Serjoscha Hylla is an applications engineer specializing in geometry creation, CAD import, and meshing. Before joining Comsol Multiphysics GmbH in 2014, he studied mechanical engineering at the University of Kassel.
Nancy Bannach
Comsol Multiphysics GmbH
Nancy Bannach is a product developer for the Subsurface Flow and Heat Transfer modules. She joined COMSOL Multiphysics GmbH as a technical sales engineer and has worked with sales, support, and technical marketing. She studied geophysics in Göttingen, where she specialized in numerical simulations of convection in the earth's core.
Markus Birkenmeier
Comsol Multiphysics GmbH
Markus Birkenmeier is an applications engineer who joined Comsol Multiphysics GmbH in 2016. Previously, he received his PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where he investigated the modeling of biochemical reaction networks.

Invited Speakers

Thorsten Bartosch
MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik
Dr. Thorsten Bartosch is the manager of nonautomotive noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) and team leader of the vehicle acoustic group at Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria. He works on acoustic signal processing, structural noise control, and electroacoustics, and he is using multiphysics simulation for his analyses. Before that, Dr. Bartosch studied at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen and received his doctorate in 2000.
Michael Proschek
Berndorf Band GmbH in Berndorf
Dr. Michael Proschek is the head of R&D at Berndorf Band GmbH in Berndorf, Austria. He has been with the company since 2005. Being part of a smaller company, the interdisciplinary R&D group covers a wide range of disciplines. Before working in the industry, he graduated with a degree in physics from TU Wien and worked in academia on thermonuclear fusion in Vienna, Oxford, and Sydney. He has been a COMSOL® user since 2007.
Gernot Schaffler
Next Generation Analytics (NGA) GmbH
Gernot Schaffler is a new technology manager at Next Generation Analytics (NGA) GmbH and is responsible for R&D at Collin Lab & Pilot Solutions GmbH and BritAS GmbH, two subsidiary companies of NGA. Before that, he was a general manager at Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik GmbH, a nonprofit, extramural, and application-oriented research institute in Upper Austria. On the side, he was a lecturer at the University of Applied Science Upper Austria in Wels.

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