Wolf Dynamics - Multiphysics simulations, optimization, and data analytics

Advanced solid modeling and meshing for OpenFOAM




This course is a general introduction to solid modeling using Onshape and meshing using OpenFOAM® technology, everything done using open source technology

During this training, we introduce the solid modeling application Onshape, and we show how to use this application to generate clean geometries to be used with OpenFOAM® meshers (snappyHexMesh) or any other commercial or open-source mesher (such as cfMesh, gmsh, tetgen, pointwise).

We also explore in details OpenFOAM® meshing applications blockMesh and snappyHexMesh, and we show how to make effective use of these tools to create high-quality meshes for industrial purposes.

Topics to be covered:

Brief introduction to Onshape environment

Introduction to solid modeling using Onshape

Creating solid models from scratch

Brief introduction to OpenFOAM® meshing technology

Understanding OpenFOAM® meshing technology (blockMesh and snappyHexMesh)

Mesh quality assessment

Mesh manipulation, topological selections, and conversion utilities

Setting boundary conditions and initial conditions

Boundary layer meshing

Meshing in parallel


As CFD optimization highly relies on parametrization of the geometry generation and meshing stages, this course is offered the day previous to the advanced optimization course. If you are interested in following the optimization training, we highly recommend you to follow this session.


This classroom training is offered in cooperation with the University of Genova. The fee includes the printed material and a USB key with the supporting material. Attendees are not required to bring their own laptop since workstations with pre-installed software will be available.

Location: DICCA, University of Genova, (via Montallegro 1, 16145 Genova, Italy). Here you can find useful information on how to get to the course location.

Instructors: Joel Guerrero

Language: English

Teaching method:  lectures and hands-on sessions to validate the acquired knowledge. A training certificate is provided to all attendees who complete the course.

Timetable: The course duration is 1 day. The course starts at 9.00 am and ends at 5.00 pm.

Note: this training is also offered online. For more information send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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