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.
Course: Introduction to OpenFOAM for CFD analysis
On June 23, 2016 an introductory course in the use of OpenFOAM for computational fluid dynamics analysis will be given at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of Delft University of Technology, in Delft. Full information can be found in the event list.
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).
9th Dutch OpenFOAM user meeting om May 24, 2016
On May 24, 2016, the 9th Dutch OpenFOAM user meeting will take place at the Faculty of EEMCS in Delft. Three speakers will discuss issues related to the use of OpenFOAM in industrial practice. For more information, see the event announcement.
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/.