Introductory course to OpenFOAM®

Date: Monday 25 March 2019 to Tuesday 26 March 2019

Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Chaussée de Waterloo 72, 1640 Rhode-ST-Genèse
Contact : Lilla Koloszar, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Phone +32(0)23599860



Introductory Course to OpenFoamThe course gives a practical introduction to the structure and usability of OpenFoam and OpenFOAM related applications (snappyHexMesh, paraview). Besides the general introduction the participants will perform a complete numerical simulation starting from choosing the solver till post-processing.

The second day will be partially dedicated to the open source mesh generator snappyHexMesh and a multiphase simulation will be performed with the obtained mesh.

During the coffee breaks and lunch breaks the participants will have the chance to meet each other and the instructors and discuss their interest regarding CFD.



25 March 2019

  • 08:30 Registration
  • 09:00 General introduction to OpenFOAM
  • 10:15 Coffee break
  • 10:45 Tutorial on incompressible RANS simulation – Pre-processing
  • 12:15 Lunch break
  • 13:30 Tutorial on incompressible RANS simulation – Simulation setup
  • 15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:30 Tutorial on incompressible RANS simulation – Post-processing
  • 17:00 End of course

26 March 2019

  • 09:00 Meshing with SneppyHexMesh – part 1
  • 10:15 Coffee break
  • 10:45 Meshing with SneppyHexMesh – part 2
  • 12:15 Lunch break
  • 13:30 Tutorial on incompressible multiphase VOF solver – Simulation setup
  • 15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:30 Tutorial on incompressible multiphase VOF solver – Post-processing
  • 16:30 Open discussion


Participation Fees and Registration


Early bird registration, before 18 February: Academy and non-academy – 600 €

Registration after 18 February:
Academy – 700 €
Non-academy – 900 €

The price includes the course material, lunches and coffee breaks.
Cancellation fee: 30% till 1 week before, 50% later on.

NOTE: No additional material or equipment is needed for the course. The participants will receive the course note as well as have the possibility to use the workstations in the classroom. Please note, that the number of participants is limited to 10!

For further information please contact:
Lilla Koloszar
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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