On-Demand Webinars: Medical

Electromagnetic Heating Simulation – Emerging Medical Applications


Simulation plays a critical role in developing medical devices, which continue to improve the health and lives of millions of people around the world. However, because of significant variability in the human body, engineers must assess the performance of their medical device designs for a wide range of conditions. This helps ensure greater patient safety and is less expensive than in vivo or in vitro testing.

Many medical devices use multiple physics (e.g., mechanical, thermal, electrical, or magnetic), making multiphysics simulation an excellent tool for simulating the different aspects of the medical devices simultaneously. This 60-minute Webinar will provide a live demonstration of an electromagnetic heating simulation using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software.

During this Webinar, attendees will learn how:

  • Multiphysics simulation captures the physical behavior of knee replacement heating more accurately than single-physics simulations
  • Engineers can reduce the need for in vitro and in vivo testing
  • Engineers can improve their understanding of medical device performance
  • Companies can reduce the time and cost required to develop new medical products


Kyle Koppenhoefer, Ph.D., President, AltaSim Technologies

Dr. Kyle Koppenhoefer is the President of AltaSim Technologies. He founded AltaSim 20 years ago to serve the marketplace through multiphysics simulations. Kyle works with customers to identify how computational analysis can be used to provide solutions to their product design and manufacturing processes. Prior to cofounding AltaSim, he developed multiphysics simulations for the Department of Defense and the Edison Welding Institute. Kyle holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois.

Joshua Thomas, Senior Engineer, AltaSim Technologies

Josh Thomas is a Senior Engineer at AltaSim Technologies. He is a lead instructor in many of AltaSim’s classes and has worked extensively with multiphysics problems involving thermal, structural, and fluid dynamics analysis, and for the last 12 years, he has provided consulting and training support in COMSOL Multiphysics®. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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