Wolf Dynamics - Multiphysics simulations, optimization, and data analytics

Advanced Multiphase Course



A multiphase flow is a fluid flow consisting of more than one phase component and have some level of phase separation above molecular level. They exist in many different forms (gas-liquid mixture, gas-solid mixture, liquid-solid mixture and so on), and are widespread in nature and industrial applications. Understanding the different multiphase approaches and their limitations, is of paramount importance for conducting successful simulations and tackling complex industrial problems.

During this course, we address the theoretical background of multiphase flows, we cover the different multiphase modeling approaches available in OpenFOAM®, and we work with several tutorials and validation cases addressing different physics.

Topics to be covered:

Introduction to multiphase flows - Dispersed and separated flows

Multiphase models - Theoretical background

Multiphase models in OpenFOAM®

VOF solvers in OpenFOAM®

Euler-Euler solvers in OpenFOAM®

Lagrangian solvers in OpenFOAM®

Solution techniques for multiphase flows

Choosing the right numerics

Advanced post-processing (quantitative and qualitative)

Best practices

Validation cases


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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