Course "Introduction to OpenFOAM®", November 4-7, 2013


Course "Introduction to OpenFOAM®", November 4-7, 2013

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FluiDyna offers a four-day introductory course into OpenFOAM® at the Leibniz-Rechenzentrum in Garching near Munich from Monday, November 4th to Thursday, November 7th.

The course is intended for new users who want to learn the basic concepts of the usage of OpenFOAM® and want to know how to modify existing applications or add new functionalities.

Among others the course covers the topics:

  • Introduction to working with Linux
  • OpenFOAM® file structure and case setup
  • Setting up and running simulations
  • Evaluating and visualizing results with ParaView
  • Selection of numerical methods
  • Creating and converting meshes
  • Computing in parallel and acceleration on GPUs using NVIDIA CUDA®
  • Implementation of new features
  • Advanced topics in OpenFOAM®

The course is held from 9:00 to 18:00 each day and will be comprised of approximately 4 hours of lectures and 3 hours of hands-on sessions, the language is English.

General knowledge of CFD (finite volume method, discretization schemes etc.) is recommended. Programming skills in C++ are beneficial, but not essential for partaking in this course.

The course fee is 2.400 Euro plus VAT including the catering for lunch, drinks and coffee breaks, the course material and a bootable USB stick with pre-installed Linux and OpenFOAM®.

Additionally, individual support from one of our specialists is available for a surcharge of 900 Euro plus VAT in the premises of FluiDyna on Friday, November 8th. Possible topics are, e.g., the creation of a customized solver or the setup of a very complex simulation.

All attendees are eligible for a purchase of max. two NVIDIA® Tesla® K20 GPUs for half the price!

The registration for the course as well as for the individual support is possible via e-mail to


This course is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited, the developer of the OpenFOAM® software and owner of the OpenFOAM® and OpenCFD® trademarks. OpenFOAM® is a registered trademark of OpenCFD Limited, a 100% subsidiary of the ESI Group.

Personal contact:

Christoph Niedermeier
Development Manager ultraFluidX
Phone: +49(0)89-558 909 6-12

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