Jun 7, 2018 Eindhoven9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

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Welcoming Remarks

We will review the major news for version 5.3a of the COMSOL® software, for both core functionality such as geometry, mesh, and postprocessing features as well as various physics-specific updates.

New features include the ability to copy and paste physics interfaces and components between different models, improved model methods, the addition of shape memory alloys, a new boundary element method for acoustics and magnetostatics modeling, new features for model reduction, and more.

From Model to Application
Coffee Break

Evolution Toward Simulation-Driven Design at ASML and How COMSOL® Contributes

ASML is continuously challenged by the microchip manufacturers to develop lithography machines to support their road map. As a result, current developments at ASML have to meet functional requirements that are expressed in subnanometer accuracy while, at the same time, the time to market has to be reduced and quality should be superior. In addition, the physical problems to be understood and solved become more and more complex and involve multiphysics. Computer-aided engineering (CAE) has become an indispensable tool for an efficient and effective development process. Although the COMSOL Multiphysics® software is only one of the many CAE tools within ASML, it is recognized as the preferred simulation tool in specific areas. It will be shown how CAE is used in general and how COMSOL Multiphysics® is currently used.

Parallel Training
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.

Solvers and Meshing

Explore the meshing techniques that are available in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and learn about different solver and study types.

Break for Lunch

Magnetic System Optimization with COMSOL Multiphysics®

Finite element analysis (FEA) is playing an increasingly important role at the Goudsmit Magnetics Group in the development of its products and those of its customers. For these FEA calculations, Goudsmit uses the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. Various applications of this FEA tool are discussed that are encountered by Goudsmit in its daily operations. This talk provides an idea of both the diversity of magnet applications and the way COMSOL Multiphysics® is used for the analysis and development of the corresponding systems. The applications that are discussed include one where magnetism computations (Maxwell’s equations) are combined with flow computations (CFD) and particle tracing to obtain an estimate of the separation efficiency of a magnet filter used in, for example, the food industry.

Parallel Training
Acoustics and Structural Mechanics

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

Optimization Minicourse

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.


Evaluation of Mixing of Sewage Sludge Digestion Tanks

For reasons of sustainability and to reduce operational cost, sewage sludge is digested. To maximize the biogas production, a certain pretreatment is applied. This technique is relatively new in the Netherlands and some problems occurred after implementation. The Water Board asked Tauw to investigate the mixing problems and to find a solution. We evaluated several types of mixers within the project and came up with a solution.

Coffee Break
Parallel Training
CFD and Heat Transfer Minicourse

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

Application Builder

Learn how to convert a model into a custom app using the Application Builder, which is included in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. You can upload your apps to a COMSOL Server™ installation to access and run the apps from anywhere within your organization.


Can you beat my master students in physics with COMSOL Multiphysics®?

How far can teams of three physics master students get in addressing company cases with the COMSOL Multiphysics® software in just 80 hours? Evaluating three years of teaching with COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Closing Remarks

COMSOL Day Details


John F. Kennedylaan 2
Eindhoven 5612 AB

COMSOL Speakers

Frank de Pont
Frank de Pont has been with COMSOL since 2005 and currently works as technical manager for the Benelux office. Before joining COMSOL, he worked as a structural analysis consultant. He received his MSc degree in mechanical engineering from Twente University, Enschede.
Sander Bezuijen
Sander Bezuijen is an applications engineer at COMSOL, where he specializes in fluid dynamics. Before joining COMSOL in 2017, he studied mechanical engineering at Delft University of Technology.
Rien Wesselink
Rien Wesselink is an applications engineer specializing in electrodynamics and joined COMSOL in 2015. Previously, he worked as a PhD student on the first principle studies of spin transport at the University of Twente, where he also studied applied physics.

Invited Speakers

Fred Huizinga
Fred Huizinga got his MSc in mechanical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He started his professional career as a design engineer in 1984, when he joined Volvo Cars. He soon became interested in computer-aided engineering (CAE) and moved into the CAE Department, where he was gradually promoted from CAE engineer to manager of the Chassis, Driveline, and CAE Department. After a career of 25 years within automotive engineering, he joined ASML in 2011 as manager of the Mechanical Analysis Group. In his current position, he is responsible for all of the mechanical analyses performed at ASML. Fred is a “CAE believer” and, within ASML, promotes the use of CAE as a tool to reduce development time and cost and, at the same time, increase product quality.
Ronnie Berg
Ronnie Berg is a chemical engineer (BSc from Saxion Hogeschool, 2008) specializing in process technology and wastewater management. After completing his bachelor's study, he started to work at Tauw and came into contact with the modeling of fluid dynamics. He realized that CFD modeling is a powerful tool to visualize the flow within a client's reactor as well as to get a better understanding of the problems involved and to think of solutions. Ronnie has been working with CFD modeling ever since. In addition to CFD modeling, he started to work on industrial and communal wastewater treatment. Nowadays, the modeling, evaluation, and engineering of treatment plants is his main focus.
Martijn Leskens
Goudsmit Magnetics Group
Martijn Leskens has been with Goudsmit Magnetics Group since 2017 as an R&D engineer. Previously, he has worked as an R&D engineer for FMC Technologies, a company in the field of oil and gas, and for the Dutch research organization TNO. He holds an MSc degree in mechanical engineering and a PhD in control engineering, both from Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands.
Jan-Jaap Koning
TU Eindhoven
Jan-Jaap Koning completed his master's (IR) in physics from TU Eindhoven for work in the group of Professor Klaus von Klitzing at Max Planck Institutes Stuttgart in 1988. He spent 10 years in science in France, Germany, and the Netherlands, mainly on scientific instrumentation, and obtained his PhD with Professor Peter Wyder in 1995. From 1998 onward, he worked as a device physicist at Philips Semiconductors, later NXP Semiconductors in Nijmegen, and, in 2010, he joined TU Eindhoven. Jan-Jaap completed a business degree with Professor Carla Koen at Tias Business school in 2012 and founded two companies, NovioMEMS BV and Novioscan BV.

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