von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

OpenFOAM® general programming

Thursday 21 March 2024 - Thursday 21 March 2024

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The programing course shows the how-to for the most common programming issues in OpenFoam® covering the implementation of new solver, adding own boundary conditions, modifying turbulence models and defining user-specific utilities. During these programing experiences the participants will get familiar with the highly templated language of OpenFoam®, with the difference of static and dynamic linking.

Basic knowledge of setting up and running OpenFoam® cases is requested in order to be able to follow the course efficiently!

The course is organized by Dr. Silvania Lopes, Research Engineer at the von Karman Institute. Part of lectures will be given by von Karman Institute PhD candidates. 

Location (on-site)

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Waterloosesteenweg 72

B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode (near Brussels)


Parking places are available on the premises, just before the security fence.

To enter, please ring the bell at the fence.


Thursday 21 March 2024

08:30 Registration

09:00 Tutorial on development of a new solver

10:15 Break

10:45 Tutorial on coding a new post-processing utility

12:15 Lunch break

13:30 Adding new turbulence model

15:00 Break

15:30 Implementation of new boundary condition

17:00 End

Eligibility Criteria

The citizens of the following countries are eligible to attend the von Karman Institute Lecture Series:

- EU member countries
- NATO member countries
- NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia)
- Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates)
- Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Japan, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, South-Africa and Vietnam.

VKI reserves the right to request a clearance check with Belgian authorities.

The participants will have to present their ID card (for EU citizens) or passport (for other citizens) the first day of the course.

Fee and Registration

Deadline for Early Bird Registration: 12 January 2024

Deadline to register: 5 March 2024

Early bird registration, before 12 January 2024:

- Academy  – 405 €

- Non-academy – 495 €

Registration after 12 January 2024:

- Academy – 450 €

- Non-academy – 550 €

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: Sr. Sivania Lopes: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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