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Elmer Online Course

The Elmer course is an online course. It has 30 teaching hours to be finished in 6 weeks. At the end of the course an aptitude certificate will be issued to the students who pass the course.

The students receive manuals in pdf format, video-tutorials and solved exercises. An online platform is available 24 hours/7 days a week. The teacher has experience with Elmer software.

The whole material (video-tutorials, exercises and texts) is available from the first day and there is no schedule. Video-tutorials are recorded. This enables each student to progress according to his learning pace.

The course structure is the following:
· 4 chapters about theory and solved exercises
· Obligatory exercises to pass the course
· Optional exercises to improve the level
Duration: 30 hours, ONLINE
Start date: Consult:
Max time: 6 Weeks
Price: 250 €
Proposed for:

Engineers, technical engineers, graduates in physics, scientists, teachers, students, and anyone interested in learning simulation software to solve multiphysics problems by FEM.


The aim of this course is obtain the necessary knowledge  to solve multiphysics problems of simulation (thermo-mechanical, thermoelectric, etc…)  helping us the Elmer software.

This course is oriented to anyone interested in Elmer software handling without previous knowledge.

General description of open source software Elmer:

Elmer is a software for FEA developed to solve numerical simulation problems in different areas (fluid-dynamics, linear and non-linear elasticity, …) and coupled problems (thermo-mechanical, thermo-electric, etc…). You can download it free at the website:

1. Introduction
1.1 Knowing the Linux environment
1.2 Elmer installation
1.3 Introduction and Elmer components
1.3.1 Pre-process (ElmerGrid)
1.3.2 Solver (ElmerSolver)
1.3.3 ElmerGUI
1.4 First study case with ElmerGUI (tutorial video explaining a heat transfer problem)

2. Some Abilities of Elmer
2.1 Physical models available in Elmer (Fluid-dynamics, Linear and non-linear elascticty,   etc…)
2.2 Multiphysics with Elmer (Thermo-mechanical, Thermo-electric, etc…)

3.  Physical models and Resolution of practical cases with Elmer
3.1 Fluid-dynamics with Elmer
3.1.1 Resolution of one practical case Problem description Problem Resolution
3.2 Linear Elasticity with Elmer
3.2.1 Resolution of one practical case Problem description Problem Resolution
3.3 Heat Transfer with Elmer
3.3.1 Resolution of one practical case Problem description Problem Resolution
3.4 Electrostatic with Elmer
3.4.1 Resolution of one practical case Problem description Problem Resolution

4. Multiphysic and Resolution of coupled practical cases with Elmer
4.1 Thermo-fluid-dynamic problem solved with Elmer
4.1.1 Problem description
4.1.2 Problem Resolution
4.2 Thermo-mechanical problem solved with Elmer
4.2.1 Problem description
4.2.2 Problem Resolution
4.3 Thermo-electric problem solved with Elmer
4.3.1 Problem description
4.3.2 Problem Resolution    
4.4 Thermo-electric-mechanical problem solved with Elmer
4.4.1 Problem description
4.4.2 Problem Resolution
fototutor Raúl Trabazo Sobrino 
Physicist and Master in Physics and Industrial Mathematics. He has an extensive experience in both European projects and national research. Besides, he has realized engineering services in the field of FEM and CFD calculation. He has published several scientific papers in cooperation with various research centers (ITAINNOVA, Inspiralia, AIMEN) and University of Santiago, Spain. He is currently working as director of calculation and simulation at TRALOS Engineering Services. 
Registration information

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