Dutch OpenFOAM® Users Group

On November 23, 2011 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, which is different from the two courses taught before, will cover 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 learn how to define a simple multi-physics 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.

FreeFOAM is a fork of OpenFOAM®. It is geared towards freeing OpenFOAM from its system dependence, enabling it to run natively on as many operating systems as possible. In contrast to OpenFOAM, FreeFOAM does not require any special shell-initialization scripts and does not depend on a huge number of environment variables in order to run. Further, it doesn’t require a case-sensitive file system as OpenFOAM does.

The next OMAE Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012 (see the conference website) will include a workshop on Verification & Validation (V&V) of CFD for Offshore flows (see the workshop website).

In the framework of sales and marketing partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI, the German company Scapos AG has seen a growing interest in the potential of the OpenFOAM software within the automotive industry and a corresponding need for companion tools and support systems. In order to provide a platform to discuss automotive industry requirements and state-of-the-art experiences, CEI and Scapos jointly decided to organize a focused, technical workshop. More information can be found in the leaflet.

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