Introduction to OpenFOAM Dec 2014

Date: Monday Dec 1, 2014 - Wednesday Dec 3, 2014  9:00-17:00
Location: LRZ Building, Garching/Munich, Boltzmannstr. 1

This three-day introductory course into OpenFOAM® is intended for new users who want to learn the basic concepts of its usage and want to know how to modify existing applications or add new functionalities.
Among others the course covers the topics:

    - Introduction to working with Linux
    - OpenFOAM® file structure and case setup
    - Setting up and running simulations
    - Evaluating and visualizing results with ParaView
    - Selection of numerical methods
    - Creating and converting meshes
    - Computing in parallel and acceleration on GPUs
    - Implementation of new methods
    - Advanced topics in OpenFOAM®

The course is held from 9:00 to 17:00 each day and will be comprised of approximately 4 hours of lectures and 3 hours of hands-on sessions, the language is English.


General knowledge of CFD (finite volume method, discretization schemes etc.) is recommended. Programming skills in C++ are beneficial, but not essential for partaking in this course.

Language: English

OpenFOAM® specialists from FluiDyna GmbH


Academic users: Course fee for academic users from German universities: 50 € including the course material, a bootable USB stick with pre-installed Linux and OpenFOAM® as well as catering for lunch and coffee breaks; to be paid during the course. Please register directly via e-mail to:

Users from industry, non-academic users, users from abroad: Different conditions apply for non-academic users and academic users from abroad, contact FluiDyna GmbH via for registration and payment details.

Number of seats for academic users is limited to 12.