October 3-5

COMSOL Conference Boston 2018

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 Download the Program
  • Pick up new simulation techniques in a variety of minicourses and workshops Download Minicourse Schedule ⤓
  • 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 October 3-5

8:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
9:00 a.m.
Welcome to the COMSOL Conference
9:30 a.m.
Minicourses and Workshop
  • This minicourse is for those who are just starting out with COMSOL Multiphysics® or want a refresher on the graphical user interface (GUI) and modeling workflow. During this session, the fundamentals of using the COMSOL® software will be demonstrated.

  • In this minicourse, you will learn about modeling conductive and convective heat transfer with 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • By Veryst Engineering

    The nonlinear strain-rate- and temperature-dependent response of polymers can be accurately captured using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, either through the built-in material models or the PolyUMod library (linked to the COMSOL Multiphysics® software via the External Material Model interface). In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to accurately predict the thermomechanical response of different polymeric materials, including cases where we recommend material models from the PolyUMod library. The examples will include all steps, from experimental testing and material model selection and calibration to COMSOL Multiphysics® software simulations.

10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break
11:00 a.m.
Keynote Session
  • Svante Littmarck, COMSOL
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
Demo Stations, Exhibition, and Poster Session Open
1:00 p.m.
Minicourses and Panel Discussion
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • COMSOL Multiphysics® gives you precise control over the way in which your multiphysics models are solved. 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.

  • Moderator:
    Jeff Crompton, Altasim Technologies

    Kelvin Leung, Technical Data Analysis
    Erica Coenen, Reveal Energy Services
    Paris von Lockette, Pennsylvania State University
    Nicholas Fang, MIT/BMF Material Technology

    Additive manufacturing (AM) offers an almost unparalleled opportunity to produce complex three-dimensional objects with minimal waste and without significantly increasing production costs. AM technology has matured from its origins in manufacturing prototypes to the successful production of customized, commercial-scale products. During this time, it has demonstrated the potential to transform the rules of component design and manufacture by reducing or eliminating the constraints of traditional molds, presses, and dies. In this discussion, we will examine the current trends in AM and the role of virtual prototyping in extending the impact of this transformative technology.

2:00 p.m
Coffee Break
2:30 p.m.
Minicourses, Workshop and Panel Discussion
  • 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 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.

  • Many different physical phenomena are coupled to the deformation of solids. In this minicourse, you will get an overview of how to model fluid-structure interaction, thermal stresses and thermoelastic damping, electromechanical forces, magnetostriction, piezoelectricity, poroelasticity, and acoustic-structure interaction. The built-in multiphysics couplings are highlighted, together with examples of how to create your own couplings.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Moderator:
    Ed Fontes, COMSOL

    David Woolley, Saint-Gobain
    Karen Thomas-Alyea, Samsung Research America
    Taylor Garrick, General Motors Global Propulsion Systems
    Ralph White, University of South Carolina

    Legislation for air pollution and carbon dioxide emission targets have accelerated the development of hybrid and electric cars. This development has also put focus on battery and fuel cell research and development, where modeling and simulation are proven methods for obtaining fast results. In this session, we will discuss the latest requirements and the trends regarding the processes — for example, thermal management, performance degradation, short circuiting, and fast recharge — which are important to study through modeling and simulations.

3:30 p.m.
Coffee Break
4:00 p.m.
  • Changes in the temperature of a material can lead to a change in material phase, from solid to liquid to gas. The evaporation and condensation of water are very common cases of phase change. This minicourse will introduce you to moisture transport and the various types of phase change modeling that can be done with COMSOL Multiphysics® and the Heat Transfer Module. We will address the relative merits and tradeoffs between these techniques.

  • The Optimization Module will take you beyond traditional engineering analysis and into the design process. In this minicourse, you will 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 in this minicourse are applicable for almost all types of models.

  • 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.

  • In this minicourse, you will learn how to model problems within the field of structural dynamics. The course covers eigenfrequency analysis, frequency-domain analysis, time-domain analysis, and modal superposition. You will learn how to select appropriate and efficient methods. Damping models, nonlinearities, linearization, and prestressed analysis are other important topics. You will also get a brief overview of the Multibody Dynamics Module and Rotordynamics Module.

  • 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.

5:00 p.m.
Tech Briefs Cocktail Reception
6:15 p.m.
Explore Boston
7:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
Minicourses, Workshop and Panel Discussion
  • 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, we will discuss and demonstrate recent additions to the functionality for creating and importing geometry and generating meshes in COMSOL Multiphysics®. We will cover topics such as the automatic removal of small details from geometry, using variable dependent size expressions for mesh generation, defining coordinate systems based on work planes and geometry orientations, setting up selections during the import of printed circuit board geometries, and more.

  • Stay current with new modeling capabilities for fluid flow and chemical simulations through this update training minicourse.

  • Join this update training minicourse to learn about major upgrades to the electromagnetics simulation tools. Both low- and high-frequency modeling capabilities will be covered. Products featured include the AC/DC Module, RF Module, Wave Optics Module, and Ray Optics Module.

  • Moderator:
    Nagi Elabbasi, Veryst Engineering

    Nikolai Pastouchenko, GE Global Research
    Daniel Warren, GN Hearing
    Patrick Dennis, Nissan
    Marc Reese, Indy Acoustic Research
    Brent Shumard, Shure, Inc.

    Virtual prototypes and digital twins play a major role in the development process across industries. This is also true when dealing with acoustics, from designing audio systems in cars and optimizing miniature transducer performance in mobile devices to designing muffler systems. Common to these applications is the need to use different modeling strategies depending on the frequency range, model size, and details included in the physics used. The integration of simulations and testing is also important.

10:00 a.m.
Coffee Break Sponsored By Veryst Engineering

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12:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
Coffee Break
3:00 p.m.
Keynote Session
  • Building a Better Pump for Heart Failure Patients

    Abbott’s Mechanical Circulatory Support group build implants that help people suffering from heart failure, a deadly and increasingly common disease. We combine computational fluid dynamics and particle tracing simulations to optimize the designs of implantable blood pumps that replace the left heart function. In an example, we will showcase HeartMate 3™, a blood pump with a magnetically levitated rotor and arguably the most complex machine ever implanted into a human being.

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  • The Role of Multiphysics Modeling in Lightning Protection Design and Certification

    In the aerospace and wind turbine fields, implementing a suitable lightning protection design is paramount. Lightning, and other electromagnetic effects (precipitation static, radiated fields, etc.), can seriously degrade performance, damage, or even destroy objects without an acceptable protection design. In the past, to determine the threat that lightning poses, several iterations of engineering testing were required to obtain data, which drives the protection features an object must have to survive. This is a high-risk path and can result in tremendous program costs and setbacks. Multiphysics modeling allows for the effects of lightning to be understood without having to perform dozens of test iterations and frequently results in large time and cost savings for programs that use it. In this talk, the role of multiphysics in the development of lightning protection designs and the certification of these designs is discussed as well as the benefits of this approach.

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  • Simulation-Based Approach to STEM Challenges

    A new pedagogical approach to STEM challenges is currently implemented in the mechanical engineering program at the University of Hartford. This approach combines problem- and inquiry-based learning, simulations and apps with the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, and emphasizes the importance of outside-of-class learning supported by effective reference materials and faculty mentoring.

    A two-course sequence was modified to contain scaffolded and contextualized simulations with application building that develop technical competency in modeling, a deeper understanding of thermofluids concepts by solving realistic technological problems, and writing skills by generating technical reports for each simulation. Apps involve creating a simplified interface that contains the full efficacy of the underlying model but not exposing the end user to its complexity.

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4:30 p.m.
Coffee Break
5:00 p.m.
Minicourses and Workshop
  • Learn how to deploy simulation apps created with the Application Builder in COMSOL Multiphysics®. This minicourse will introduce you to working with the COMSOL Server™ administration web page, managing user accounts and privileges, uploading and managing apps, monitoring app usage, and configuring system-level settings. The minicourse will also give an overview of the different methods of deployment you can use to spread the use of simulation in your organization and to your customers.

  • Attend this update training minicourse for a roundup of major news for acoustics and structural analysis.

  • Learn about news for thermal modeling in this update training minicourse. Upgrades of the Heat Transfer Module will be discussed as well as its multiphysics couplings with other modules for electromagnetics, structural, and fluid flow simulation.

  • In this update training minicourse, learn about news for the studies and solvers available in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. We will go over upgrades to parametric sweeps, adaptation, model reduction, performance-enhancing functionalities, and more.

  • By AltaSim

    No matter how well COMSOL developers build COMSOL Multiphysics®, there are times when the software does not respond the way the user desires. Often, these unexpected responses are driven by user input. This class addresses methods to identify user mistakes during model development based on feedback provided by the software. The course material will provide valuable insights into interpreting errors, warnings, and other feedback from COMSOL Multiphysics®. Utilizing our experience and extensive use of the software as a COMSOL Certified Consultant, this course will examine common error messages and provide solutions to understanding and addressing these issues.

6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Gala Dinner
7:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
  • Learn how to use the Particle Tracing Module to compute the paths of ions and electrons in external electric and magnetic fields. The external fields can be entered as expressions or solved for using a different physics interface, then coupled to the Charged Particle Tracing interface. Typical applications include mass spectrometry, accelerator physics, ion optics, and etching. You will learn how to use a probabilistic approach to simulate the collisions between these ions or electrons and a rarefied background gas. We will also discuss the analysis of nonlaminar charged particle beams and self-consistent modeling of bidirectionally coupled particle-field interactions.

  • In this minicourse, you will learn how to define chemical kinetics, thermodynamic properties, and transport properties for models of reacting systems using the Chemical Reaction Engineering Module. We will address topics including homogeneous and surface reactions, diffusion and convection in diluted and concentrated solutions, thermal effects on transport and reactions, and mass and heat transfer in heterogeneous catalysis.

  • Partial differential equations (PDEs) constitute the mathematical foundation to describe the laws of nature. This minicourse will introduce you to the techniques for constructing your own linear or nonlinear PDE systems. You will also learn how to add ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and algebraic equations to your model.

  • 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.

  • The Semiconductor Module enables the drift-diffusion modeling of semiconductor devices and modeling quantum systems with the Schrödinger equation. This minicourse focuses on practical topics such as model setup, results visualization, circuit and multiphysics couplings, and best practices, by examining a few tutorial models selected from the Application Libraries.

9:00 a.m.
Coffee Break
9:30 a.m.
Minicourses and Workshop
  • This course will introduce some of the most common types of plasmas, including inductively coupled, DC, microwave, and capacitively coupled plasmas. In addition to learning about the differences between each type of discharge, the minicourse will show how to set up a model of a capacitively coupled plasma using a revolutionary new method available in the Plasma Module.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lagrangian particle tracking is often used as a complement to Eulerian methods that solve for fluid flow fields. In this course, we will explain how to use the Particle Tracing Module to predict the motion of solid particles, droplets, and bubbles in a surrounding fluid. We will outline some of the myriad built-in forces included in the Particle Tracing for Fluid Flow interface, including lift, drag, electromagnetic, thermophoretic, and acoustophoretic forces. You will also learn how to accurately model particle dispersion in a turbulent flow.

  • By Rescale

    Advancement in multiphysics simulations and apps allows engineers to solve more complex engineering problems faster. A high-end workstation is no longer sufficient to solve simulations in a timely manner.

    High-performance computing on the cloud offers a variety of advantages to simulation engineers. Benefits include providing instantly scalable computing resources, an integrated environment with COMSOL Multiphysics® and COMSOL Server™, and fully automated deployment tools. Imagine the engineering challenges you could solve with unlimited cloud HPC resources?

    In this workshop, we will discuss how engineers and scientists are overcoming the constraints of traditional engineering resources and processes by deploying multiphysics simulations and apps to the cloud. This will be followed by a hands-on training and demo session. You will have the opportunity to test drive your COMSOL Multiphysics® model on the Rescale® ScaleX® cloud HPC platform.

Coffee Break
11:00 a.m.
Keynote Session and Awards
  • COMSOL® Used as Core Technology for Development of RF/Microwave and High-Speed Digital Connectors

    Signal Microwave designs and builds coaxial connectors for microwave and high-speed digital applications. This includes wireless systems, radar, 5G, optical systems, test equipment, back planes, etc. The COMSOL® software is one of our core technologies and is used to design virtually every product we make. This presentation will show how COMSOL Multiphysics® is integrated into our design process and allows us to develop excellent products with a faster design cycle time. A pair of examples will be given, showing how COMSOL Multiphysics® allowed us to minimize the development time, troubleshoot machined material, and meet our customers’ requirements.

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  • Use of the COMSOL Server™ License to Simulate Next-Generation Synchrotron Light Sources

    Next-generation synchrotron light sources are creating orders-of-magnitude brighter X-rays by reducing horizontal emittance. This requires the bending magnet pole tips to be closer to the electron beam axis, which in turn requires smaller vacuum chambers. The resultant design challenges are dictated by complex and coupled physical phenomena, including high thermal stresses, photon-stimulated desorption, and electromagnetic wakefields. The Application Builder in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software enables the creation of browser-based graphical user interfaces (GUIs), which enable scientists and engineers to study this complicated problem domain without becoming an expert user of the COMSOL® software. With a relatively inexpensive COMSOL Server™ product license, these GUIs can be run on a cloud-based server, with many processors and all of the required RAM for complex simulations. This approach extends the power of COMSOL Multiphysics® to collaborators, customers, students, etc. We present two such GUIs: 1) the emission of synchrotron radiation and resultant thermal stress on vacuum chamber walls that are downstream of dipole bending sections, and 2) accurate thermal analysis and optimized mechanical bending correction for high-heat-load beamline mirrors. The various challenges of creating the underlying FEA models and the methods used to overcome them will be discussed. Both examples are relevant to the Advanced Photon Source upgrade (APS-U) under construction at Argonne National Laboratory.

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12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • COMSOL Multiphysics® contains a large number of built-in material models for solid materials. In this minicourse, you will get an overview of common material models for metals, elastomers, soils, concrete, and shape memory alloys. Phenomena like plasticity, creep, viscoplasticity, hyperelasticity, and damage will be discussed. You will also learn how to augment the capacity of the program by creating your own material models, either by equation-based modeling or by programming in C-code. Finally, the relation between measurements and material properties will be discussed.

  • Porous media surrounds us, whether it is the ground beneath us, paper products, filters, or even biological tissue. In this minicourse, we will explore flow and diffusion in porous media as well as how to treat partially saturated media. We will also cover coupled systems including linked free and porous flows; poroelasticity; and mass convection-diffusion in forced, gravity-fed, and density-driven flows.

  • 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.

  • This course builds upon the Solving Larger Models minicourse and addresses how to select hardware for computationally challenging multiphysics models. Solver performance is inextricably linked to computer architecture and this course will cover how factors such as memory bandwidth, processor speed, and architecture address solution times.

2:30 p.m.
Conference Ends

Conference Venue

Boston Marriott Newton

2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

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