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OpenFOAM: a two-day introductory course
This two-day course is delivered by Prof. H. Jasak, one of the main developers of OpenFOAM.
Date: July 27, 2011 - July 28, 2011
Location: IBM Innovation Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Application Areas: General CFD
Softwares: OpenFOAM
Type of Event: Course, International

Each attendee will receive a free entrance for  the
International Conference for High Performance Computing,
Networking, Storage and Analysis, that will take place in
Seattle,WA, 12th -18th of November 2011.

Over the two days, attendees will be introduced to OpenFOAM
as a general-purpose CFD solver for standard fluid flow
applications. This will be followed by an overview of solver
capabilities and an in-depth look into the structure and
organization of Computational Continuum Mechanics library
which is the base of all OpenFOAM solvers. The final session
is dedicated to user extensions of library capability,
including custom material models, user-defined boundary
conditions and custom top-level solvers.

Topics to be covered include:

1) OpenFOAM as a CFD solver
Mesh generation, conversion and set-up: importing Fluent and
STAR-CD cases
Material properties, initial and boundary conditions
Running the solver, including massively parallel computations
Data analysis, sampling, graphing and post-processing
Hands-on examples

2) Overview of OpenFOAM library
Basics of C++ programming language (with exercises)
OpenFOAM library organization
Physical modeling capabilities
Top-level solver organization: physics, controls, data analysis
Finite Volume Discretization: theoretical base of OpenFOAM
Example of using OpenFOAM capabilities in a custom solver

3) OpenFOAM in Use
Extending OpenFOAM capabilities
Customized data manipulation
On-the-fly post-processing
Implementing a new boundary condition
Adding a new transport equation
Wmake build system
Hands-on examples
Parallel processing: theoretical basis, data decomposition
and reconstruction, impact on coding

4) Open Forum: Questions and Examples

Price and Registration details:
Price:  1500 USD  
Maximum number of attendees: 10
Lunch, coffee breaks, and dinner on 27th   included

More information about these courses may be found at
( Registration may be done by
e-mail to Anne Marie Ohlsson ( or by Phone
on +46 31 18 21 60.
Event record first posted on May 19, 2011, last modified on June 29, 2011

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