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Multiphysics Analysis for Medical Devices Using COMSOL Multiphysics

Three-Day, Online Training Class

This course—now taking place over three days—will review the physics areas relevant to medical devices and cover the efficient use of COMSOL Multiphysics to solve problems in the medical device industry.  It covers modeling challenges specific to medical devices, such as biological material modeling and blood modeling.  The class includes technical lectures, hands-on COMSOL examples involving medical applications, and assistance on specific models from course registrants.


10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Web-based Course
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Web-based Course
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Web-based Course
EDT - Eastern Daylight Time

Course Instructor

Dr. Andrew Spann is a Principal at Veryst Engineering.  Dr. Spann’s expertise uses high-performance computing to study complex physical systems, including biological systems such as vesicles, red blood cells, microfluidic devices, and platelets.  His work includes simulating coupled flow, deformation, and margination of cells and membrane structures.  He has extensive experience in the development and application of complex computational methods, including multiphysics.  Dr. Spann’s research activities have combined boundary integral simulations with computer graphics techniques such as Loop subdivision surfaces to enable the accurate representation of nonspherical vesicles and cells.

Dr. Spann earned a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Computational and Mathematical Engineering from Stanford University,

Course Outline

  • Current state of simulations in the medical device industry
  • Overview of the physics areas common to medical device simulation:
    • Structural mechanics, fluid flow, acoustics, electromagnetics, heat transfer, species transport, and particle tracing
  • Efficient use of COMSOL Multiphysics:
    • Nonlinearity, multiphysics coupling, convergence, solution monitoring
  • Challenges relevant in medical device modeling:
    • Biological material modeling—large deformation, viscoplasticity, strain-rate dependence, shape memory materials
    • Blood modeling
    • Damage modeling
    • Electromagnetic and acoustic tissue heating
  • Medical device examples:
    • Micropump FSI, RF tissue ablation, blood separation
  • Assistance on specific models from course registrants


This course is intended for people with some experience in using COMSOL Multiphysics, and basic knowledge of finite element analysis.

A 14-day free trial version of COMSOL Multiphysics will be made available for installation prior to the start of class.  If you wish to receive this trial license, please check the appropriate box in the registration form below.

Course Materials

Everyone who registers for the course will get a copy of the training class notes.  Notes are for personal use and cannot be modified, shared or redistributed.


To register for the September 22-24, 2021 Multiphysics Analysis for Medical Devices Using COMSOL Multiphysics web-based course: 

Use our on-line registration form (see below) or print out this page and submit by one of the following:

Scan and email to:
Fax to: 781.433.0933
Mail to:

  • Seminars
  • Veryst Engineering
  • 47 Kearney Road
  • Needham, MA 02494

The fee for this three-day course is $950.

Deadline for registration is: September 15, 2021.
Registration after this date will incur a late registration fee of $200.

Cancellation Policy

Veryst reserves the right to reject registrations and to cancel a training class based on class size.  A full refund will be made if a class is canceled.  If a participant cancels a registration more than 5 days before the class then an 80% refund will be given.  There is no refund for cancellations during the last 5 days before the class.



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