Course "Introduction to OpenFOAM®", June 9-11, 2015


Course "Introduction to OpenFOAM®", June 9-11, 2015

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By popular demand FluiDyna again offers a three-day introductory course into OpenFOAM® at the Leibniz-Rechenzentrum in Garching near Munich from Tuesday, June 9 to Thursday, June 11.

The course is intended for new users who want to learn the basic concepts of the usage of OpenFOAM® and wish 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
  • Implementation of new methods
  • Advanced topics in OpenFOAM®

The course is held from 9:00 to 17:00 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 this course.

The course fee for participants from profit-oriented companies is 1.798 Euro plus VAT including the catering for lunch, drinks and coffee breaks, the course material and a USB stick with pre-installed Linux and OpenFOAM®. A discount of 50% applies for participants from nonprofit organizations, members from German universities are eligible for the special quota of LRZ.

Registration is possible via e-mail to, please include your full contact data including your company or institution and your current status (e.g., student, employee, ...). 

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.