Computational Fluid Dynamics with Open-Source software

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Ms. Dr. C. Mistrangelo
Mr. V. Klüber

UNI Cours number 2153430




Computational Fluid Dynamics with Open-Source software


Basics of fluid dynamics and numerics

Goal of the course

Introduction to computational fluid dynamics with OpenFOAM: Learn the use of existent solvers and utilities as well as the extension and modification of solvers for own simulation purposes


The course provides the basics of computational fluid dynamics with the open-source C++ library OpenFOAM.
The topics that are covered:

  • Introduction to OpenFOAM, basic structure, models, solvers, utilities, discretisation schemes
  • Basic sequence of a simulation using OpenFOAM, grid generation, processing, evaluation, visualization
  • Generation of block- structured grids using the utility blockMesh
  • Application of the main flow solvers: laminar, turbulent, stationary, nonstationary, incompressible, with/without heat transfer
  • Postprocessing tools e.g. averaging, determination of forces, probing, sampling
  • Compilation of own solvers and boundary conditions

The course is organized as a practical computer course where each attendant individually works on simulation exercises (computers are provided).


Ms. Dr. C. Mistrangelo; V. Klüber;  ITES KIT CN


shifted schedule

(05.10. - 09.10.2020; 9 am to 5 pm daily)

26.10. - 30.10.2020 - online course


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, Campus South, Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC), Zirkel 2, 76131 Karlsruhe, Building 20.29, Room Pool F


Attendance is feeless. Maximum number of attendants is 20. Staff and students of Framatome GmbH, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and University of Stuttgart have priority.

Contact and further information concerning the Framatome Professional School: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Class, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, Campus Nord, andreas.class∂
Tel: 0721 608 23487

Dead line for application:    12.10.2020

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