Wolf Dynamics - Multiphysics simulations, optimization, and data analytics

Advanced Naval Course



The use of CFD for naval applications is growing significantly. The cost related to commercial CFD applications is often very prohibitive for start-ups and SMEs.  OpenFOAM® represents a valid alternative, providing free, reliable, robust and extensible solvers and utilities to tackle almost all naval problems. This advanced course is aimed at introducing all features available in OpenFOAM® to address marine applications.

Topics to be covered:

Ship resistance. Theoretical background.

From ship shape, to case setup, to solution monitoring, to post-processing: an overview of the entire process.

Propeller performance.  Theoretical background. 

From design table to performance curves: how to set up a propeller simulation.


This course 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: Diego Villa, Stefano Gaggero

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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