OpenFOAM Workshop on Industrial and Environmental flows

On June 20, 2019 there will be again an OpenFOAM Workshop at the TU Delft organised by the Dutch OpenFOAM user group. 4 speakers will give a talk on how OpenFOAM can be used in industrial and environmental flows


20 June 2019

13:00 - 13:30
Arrival with coffee and tea
13:30 - 14:15
Philip Cardiff, University College Dublin
"OpenFOAM and the finite volume method for solid mechanics”.
14:15 - 14:45
Niels Jacobsen, Deltares
"Improving generation and absorption of waves in waves2Foam".
14:45 - 15:15
Coffee/Tea break
15:15 - 16:00
Johan Roensby, Aalborg University 
16:00 - 16:30
Cees van Rhee, TU Delft
"The Real Time Selection (RTS) system in OF"
16:30 -
Wrap up


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TU Delft Bouwcampus
Van der Burghweg 1
2628 CS Delft

We look forward to welcoming you in Delft,

The organization committee

PhD student OpenFoam Meeting

On June 20, 2019 there will be again an PhD student OpenFoam Meeting organized by the TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (DCSE).

We will meet in the morning before the OpenFOAM Workshop organised by the Dutch OpenFoam users group.
Four PhD students will give a talk on how they use and customize OpenFOAM for their research. Guest professor Håkan Nilsson will be present and answer open questions during the breaks.

PhD students, Master students and young researchers are invited to join.


Thu 20 june 2019

09:30 - 10:00
Arrival with coffee and tea 
10:00 - 10:10
Opening by Kees Vuik
10:10 - 10:40
Victor Koppejan, TU Delft  
"Volume Filtered Euler Lagrange Simulations of poly-disperse fluid particle systems"
10:40 - 11:10
Mohamed El Abbassi, TU Delft  
"Modelling turbulent non-premixed combustion and CHT applied to industrial furnaces"
11:10 - 11:30
Coffee/Tea break
11:30 - 12:00
Gerson Chepuck Fernandes, TU Eindhoven
"Towards accurate modelling of the urban atmospheric boundary layer"
12:00 - 12:30
Elin Vesper,  TU Delft
"Preprocessor macros in OpenFoam - How to include Run-Time-Selection for class templates"
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch


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Van der Burghweg 1 / Room Kubus 
2628 CS Delft

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Introduction to using OpenFOAM for CFD analysis

May 10, 2019

Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Mathematics & Computer Science, Van Mourik Broekmanweg 6, Laboratory Room Penguin lab (E0.380) 

Organizer: TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering.

Registration: The maximum number of participants is 18. Please register early at  as we expect that more than 18 people will be interested in participating. For members of DCSE this course is free, TU Delft students pay € 50,- for the lunch and course material. For other participants the costs are € 200,- (including lunch and course material).

On May 10, 2019  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.

The course is organized in the framework of the Dutch OpenFOAM user group (DOUG), by members of the Numerical Analysis group of the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics (DIAM) and the Aerodynamics group of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of Delft University of Technology. This is the third time this course is taught and the organizers have used all the feedback from the first two editions to further improve the course material. There are now five tutorials available, and the participants can choose three that best suit their interest.

You will learn all the steps involved in computational fluid dynamics analysis using Open Source algorithms: geometry modeling, mesh generation, the actual computation and visualization for some basic applications. Additionally, you will be taught how to define a simple model in OpenFOAM. The course will almost entirely consist of hands-on Lab sessions, with only a brief introduction to the theoretical background of OpenFOAM. The complete program and learning objectives of the course are listed below.


Arrival 9:15-9:30

Morning Session I 9:30-10:30  (Lecture and demonstration)

Short introduction to the background of OpenFOAM

Coffee break 10:30-11:00

Morning Session II 11:00:12:30 (Hands-on Lab session)

Case I:Incompressible flow

Lunch 12:30-13:15

Afternoon Session I 13:15-14:45 (Hands-on Lab session)

Case II:Multiphase flow

Tea break 14:45-15:00

Afternoon Session II 15:00-16:30 (Hands-on Lab session)

Case III:Building your own  model


  • Basics of OpenFOAM  discretisation and solution procedure
  • Geometry modeling with SALOME
  • Mesh generation with SALOME and conversion of  meshes  to the OpenFOAM format
  • Mesh generation with snappyHexMesh
  • OF application for incompressible flow
  • OF application for multiphase flow
  • Building your own model
  • Visualize computed results using ParaView
  • Learning objectives
  • After completion of the course you will be able to:
  • Generate basic to moderate geometric models in SALOME
  • Generate an unstructured grid for viscous flow computations using the SALOME grid generator and the OpenFOAM tool snappyHexMesh
  • Simulate time-dependent turbulent incompressible flow
  • Simulate time-dependent incompressible immiscible two-phase flow.
  • Build a simple simulation model starting from a system of partial differential equations
  • Visualize your results using ParaView.

What do you get:

  • A step-by-step tutorial
  • A live-cd/usb-stick to continue your work  on your own system at home or in your office.

Kind regards, GH Keetels

Advanced OpenFOAM course at TU Delft

Lecturer: Prof. Håkan Nilsson, Chalmers University of Technology (visiting professor at TU Delft 2018-2019).

Date: March 13&14 and March 27&28, 2019

Location: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS), Building 36, Snijders Room (LB.01.010)

For more information about the course please visit the course website


Pre-register through Aanmelder at  latest 1st February 2019.