Introduction to Parameter Estimation Studies in COMSOL Multiphysics®
If you have a set of results and want to determine their input values, you should run a parameter estimation study. This includes least-squares optimization methods, which can estimate one or more of the input parameters. These kinds of studies lend themselves to inverse modeling problems and thus provide valuable insight into your simulations. To demonstrate this, the following tutorial video features an example of an Elbow Bracket model, where we already have an experimental set of data. In this application, parameter estimation is used for reverse engineering, which enables you to find the thermal conductivity of the material.