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CFD with OpenFOAM®

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A short course organised by the HLRS (Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart)
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Sep 26, 2016 09:00 AM to Sep 30, 2016 03:30 PM (Europe/Vienna / UTC200)
Stuttgart (Germany)
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Date changed to Sep. 26-30, 2016 (originally it was one week earlier, modified on May 11, 2016)

OpenFOAM® is a widely-used open-source code and a powerful framework for solving a variety of problems mainly in the field of CFD. The five-day workshop gives an introduction to OpenFOAM® applied on CFD phenomena and is intended for beginners as well as for people with CFD background knowledge. The user will learn about case setup, meshing tools like snappyHexMesh and cfMesh. Available OpenFOAM® utilities and additional libraries like swak4Foam, that can be used for pre- and postprocessing tasks, are further aspects of this course. Additionally, basic solvers and major aspects of code structure are highlighted. Lectures and hands-on session with typical CFD examples will guide through this course including first steps in own coding. This course provides scientific training in Computational Science, and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves.


The preliminary course outline can be found here (PDF).


To take full advantage of the course offering it would be advisable to have a standing knowledge of using Linux, as it is used for all exercises. Basics in programming will be required for some of the exercises as well as some insights into CFD theory. Beginners in CFD striving for more theoretical understanding may first visit the course "Introduction to CFD".


Andreas Ruopp (HLRS),
Elisabeth Beer (Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg),
Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Harlacher (ZIMT, Uni. Siegen)


via online registration form.

Deadline for registration is Aug. 28, 2016.

Fee (includes coffee breaks)

Students without Diploma/Master: 40 EUR
Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) at German universities: 90 EUR
Members of German universities and public research institutes: 90 EUR
Members of universities and public research institutes within EU or PRACE member countries: 180 EUR.
Members of other universities and public research institutes: 360 EUR
Others: 960 EUR



Travel Information and Accommodation

see the How to find us page.


HLRS is part of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), which is one of the six PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs) that started in Feb. 2012.
HLRS is also member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative bwHPC-C5.
This course is provided within the framework of the bwHPC-C5 user Support. This course is not part of the PATC curriculum and is not sponsored by the PATC program.

This offering is not approved or endorsed by ESI Group or ESI-OpenCFD®, the producer of the OpenFOAM® software and owner of the OpenFOAM® trademark.


Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530, rabenseifner@hlrs.de
Joerg Hertzer phone 0711 685 65932, hertzer@hlrs.de
Andreas Ruopp phone 0711 685 87259, ruopp@hlrs.de

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