12:30-15:30 | 26th of November 2020
With the onset of the second quarter, students in the EPE program enter into what is known as their specialisation courses. Unlike the common core courses in Q1, these courses begin to streamline the batch of students into four profiles viz. Smart Grids, Power Electronics and Drives, Photovoltaics, and High-voltage. As a part of these courses, students also begin to learn software widely-used in academia and the industry. One of these is COMSOL Multiphysics, a software which uses Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to study complex inter-dependent physics such as heat transfer and electrostatics.
The SSD collaborated with the COMSOL team to host a 3-hour online course aimed at introducing students to the software for the first time. The topics covered in the course include,
(i) The GUI
(ii) The Workflow
(iii) Four live software demos
(iv) Q&A session
Frank de Pont, the host for several of the COMSOL webinars, explained in length and in detail about the various powerful capabilities of the COMSOL environment. We were overjoyed to see that the students remained interested and interactive throughout the course, albeit with a few breaks in-between.
Owing to the huge success of this course, the SSD will surely consider the possibility of advanced courses on COMSOL and also trainings in other software platforms in the future!