Dutch OpenFOAM Users Group
This is the site of the Dutch OpenFOAM users group which has been active since 2010.
OpenFOAM is a C++ toolbox for the customisation and extension of numerical solvers for continuum mechanics problems, including computational fluid dynamics (CFD). It comes with a growing collection of pre-written solvers applicable to a wide range of problems. It is produced by the UK company OpenCFD Ltd. and is released as open source under the GPL.
There is a rapidly growing interest and development of OpenFOAM at universities, research institutes, and industries. It is an important platform for smooth and rapid transition of ideas, methods, and software developed at universities to research institutes and industries. Since it is open source all details of the used methods are available. Many companies are considering OpenFOAM as a cheap and flexible alternative to commercial CFD packages.
The growing interest in the Netherlands has led to an initiative for creating a Dutch OpenFOAM users group. The group is intended for the exchange of experience and expertise among OpenFOAM users in the Netherlands.
10th Dutch OpenFOAM user meeting om February 20th, 2017
On February 20th, 2017, the 10th Dutch OpenFOAM user meeting will take place at the Faculty of EEMCS in Delft. Five speakers will discuss issues related to the use of OpenFOAM in industrial practice and you will have the opportunity to meet other OpenFOAM users and developers. For more information, see the event announcement.
12th OpenFoam Workshop, Exeter UK, 24th-27th July 2017
Following on from the highly successful 11th OpenFOAM Workshop held this year in Guimarães, Portugal, the Local Organising Committee of OFW12 is very pleased and proud to announce that the 12th OpenFOAM Workshop will take place 24th -27th July 2017 at the University of Exeter, UK.
The OpenFOAM Workshop is a very popular annual event organised by community members, attracting academic, industrial and all other users of the OpenFOAM code (all versions) from around the world. It is open to everyone regardless of origin and/or area of activity. The Workshop provides a forum for users to present cutting edge research in OpenFOAM, both development and application, and is a chance for users to meet and discuss all aspects of the code and future developments.
The event also includes training courses in different levels of OpenFOAM, serving beginners as well as experienced users and developers. Check out this page on CFD online for more details.
Position for CFD engineer at Actiflow
Actiflow is an engineering company that is specialized in fluid dynamics. Based on CFD computer simulations, Actiflow provides insights to their customers and advise them about improvements to their system, product or building.
Projects in the construction sector are an important part of the work at Actiflow. There has been a strong growth in this field, where Actiflow gives consultancy about wind comfort and wind load, indoor climate, heat patterns in data centers and the spreading of smoke and heat during fires.
Actiflow is looking for a CFD engineer with experience in the construction sector. As part of the team, you will perform aerodynamic studies using CFD to give advise to the customer. Adding your knowledge about construction, you can give the customer an integral answer to his challenge. You can use OpenFOAM as CFD solver. Actiflow has access to a major compute cluster with more than 100 cores to speed up the aerodynamic design process.
For more information and directions on how to apply, check out the vacancy (in Dutch).
Course material from Chalmers
Chalmers University organizes a yearly course on OpenFOAM. The course website contains some very useful material like interesting examples and descriptions of objects. If you're interested, take a look at http://www.tfd.chalmers.se/~hani/kurser/OS_CFD/.