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OpenFOAM® Introductory Training

Wolf Dynamics offers this introductory OpenFOAM® training course in cooperation with the University of Genova on a regular basis. The training course is aimed to those with little or no experience in the use of OpenFOAM®, or for those who want to improve their skills using OpenFOAM®.

During the lectures, the attendees are introduced to all aspects of OpenFOAM® as a general-purpose CFD and Multiphysics solver, from structure and organization of the library, to running cases, to programming. Hands-on sessions are organized, where the participants have the opportunity to solve pre-defined cases (or their own cases) with the assistance and guidance of the course trainers.

Additionally, a few sessions are dedicated to geometry generation, mesh generation, and visualization by using Open Source tools. To help the learning process, a short introduction to the finite volume method, basic Linux OS commands and the C++ programming language are also provided.

The training course last 5 days, which we think is the minimum time needed to introduce all the concepts of OpenFOAM®, and the CAD/Meshing/Visualization tools.

Topics covered during this course include:

• OpenFOAM® overview, utilities and applications.
• OpenFOAM® installation.
• Background in the use of Linux/UNIX.
• Geometry generation, mesh generation and scientific visualization using Open Source tools.
• Coupling OpenFOAM® with external applications (such as an optimization framework).
• Basic meshing and mesh conversion in OpenFOAM®.
• Setting cases, and solution monitoring and control in OpenFOAM®.
• Turbulence modeling.
• Data analysis, sampling, graphing and post-processing in OpenFOAM®.
• Running in parallel and acceleration on GPUs using NVIDIA CUDA®.
• Basics of C++ programming language and its use in OpenFOAM®.
• Finite Volume Discretization: theoretical base of OpenFOAM®.
• Programming and modifying OpenFOAM® solvers, utilities and boundary conditions

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This training is open to everybody.  To cover administrative and various expenses, there is a small nominal fee, which includes the course material in electronic form on a USB key.

Ph.D. students, postdocs, researchers              50€ + VAT
People coming from the industry                       350€ + VAT

For people coming from the industry, time limited free training support is included in the inscription fee ( 60 days). We also offer extended training support at a nominal price. For further details about extended training support This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


The lectures notes and tutorials used during the 2013 OpenFOAM® Introductory Course can be downloaded here:

1. Introduction
2. OpenFOAM overview
3. Installation
4. CFD workflow
5. CAD-meshing
6. Post-processing
7. Running in parallel/GPU
8. FV basics
9. C++ basics
10. Programming in OpenFOAM
11. Programming applications
12. Debugging
13. Extending OpenFOAM capabilities
14. Tips and tricks


Disclaimer & Usage of trade marks
OpenFOAM® and OpenCFD® are registered trade marks of ESI. This offering is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited, the producer of the OpenFOAM software.