Heat Transfer

Date & Location

City: Zürich
Date: December 5, 2014
Time: 9:00-17:00
Address: Technopark Zürich
Technoparkstr. 1
8005 Zürich
Room: Schulungsraum Florida, Haus Darwin (1. Stock)
language: Material in English, personal assistance in English, auf Deutsch and en français.


The course introduces you to the simulation of heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation with the `Heat Transfer Module´ of COMSOL Multiphysics. In step with actual practice in modeling of heat transmission, heating and cooling systems you will learn the workflow for successful models: geometry handling, physics, meshing, solving and postprocessing.

The instructor will select topics from this list as well as others as requested by attendees:

  • Foundations of heat transfer (conduction, convection, radiation)
  • Heat generation by reactions and electricity
  • Non-isothermal flow, free convection
  • Phase changes
  • Modeling of thin layers: thermal contacts and highly conductive layers
  • Heat transfer in turbulent regimes


Dr. Sven Friedel
COMSOL Multiphysics GmbH, Zurich

Dr. Sven Friedel is a physicist and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Leipzig (Germany) in geophysics, specializing in electromagnetic inverse problems applied to tomographic imaging. He also taught courses in, among other things, geomagnetics. For his research he focused on the simulation of electrical, fluidic, and thermal processes in volcanoes. After several years working as a postdoctoral researcher in the area of geotechnical engineering at the ETH in Zurich, in 2004 Dr. Friedel established COMSOL AB's branch office in Switzerland.

Dr. Valentina Troncale
COMSOL Multiphysics GmbH, Zürich

Valentina Troncale obtained her MSc degree in Physics form the Università degli Studi di Milano, focusing on Condensed Matter Physics. After joining CERN, where she worked on the optimization of ISOL Ion Beam genreration, she obtained her PhD degree from EPFL (Laboratory of Physics of Nanostructures) with a Thesis on optical properties of semiconductor quantum-dots. After a collaboration with the Applied Mathematics Institute at the University of Lausanne, she joined the Nanoelectronics Group at the IBM Research Labs in Zürich, where she developed semiconductor nanowire-based devices for heat transfer and thermoelectrics. Valentina is part of the COMSOL Multiphysics Team in Zürich since June 2013.


Please register by using the form below or by fax or Email. Upon registration you will receive an email confirmation of your reservation, directions to the course site and lodging suggestions.


The fee for this one day course is CHF 999 / CHF 499 (academic) + VAT including printed course material, lunch and coffee. If you book several courses at once - discounts may be available upon request.

Cancellation/Return policies

Instructor-led training tuition is fully refundable if we receive written notification (via mail or e-mail) of cancellation on or before 14 business days prior to the class. Cancellations made less than 14 business days prior to class will be charged CHF 150. If you fail to show up to class without written notice, you will be charged the full tuition. You may send a substitute in your place to avoid a fee. If a training course cannot take place as scheduled due to circumstances beyond COMSOL's control, we will issue a full refund for the amount that you have already paid.

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