3rd Workshop of Belgian OpenFOAM®

Date: Thursday 23 March 2017 to Thursday 23 March 2017

Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Waterloosesteenweg 72, B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode
Contact : Lilla Koloszar, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Phone +32(0)23599860


The workshop is aiming to get together the Belgian OpenFoam® users, share experiences, show achievements and identify common interests. The workshop is open to anyone, but registration is required for better organization.

The scope of the workshop includes the application of OpenFoam® solvers to predict fluid flows, construction of simulation platforms for special needs and development new physical models.

After identifying the major interests in the 2nd Workshop, the third will focus on the validation initiative expressed by the participants, finding a common platform to share and store validation cases performed by Belgian Users.

Call for abstract

The Von Karman Institute organizing Committee invites authors to submit abstracts for presentation that shares best practice guidelines, new implementations to share (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). In all cases, please consider work that can be shared with the audience including the case setup, the implementation such that the presentation increases the common knowledge of the user group. Please note the deadline for abstract submission is 24th of February 2017. The abstract should describe the scope of the presentation in 100-200 words.



  • 9:00 Welcome in the von Karman Institute
    Lilla Koloszar (VKI)
  • 9:15 Development perspectives of OpenFOAM(R)
    Roger Almenar (ESI)
  • 10:00 Coffee break
  • 10:30 How to use OpenFOAM for your combustion cases?
    Francesco Contino (VUB)
  • 11:30 Simulation strategies for atmospheric flows [mini course]
    Jonas Allegrini (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology)
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Thermal turbulence modeling in the RANS framework [mini course]
    Agustin Villa Ortiz (VKI)
  • 15:00 Effective design of cooling systems through topology optimization
    Joris Codde (Diabatix)
  • 15:20 Open discussion
  • 16:30 End of the day

Participation fees


50 €

The price includes the lunch and coffee breaks.

For further information please contact:
Lilla Koloszar
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