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OpenSource CFD: Basic
The aim of this course is to cover the basic knowledge that is needed to efficiently use OpenSource software for Computational Fluid Dynamic Applications.
Date: June 12, 2019 - June 14, 2019
Location: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Contact Email: 'sgopalak' 'at' ''
Organizer: Shivasubramanian Gopalakrishnan
Application Areas: Turbomachinery, HVAC&R, Automotive, Piping, Aerospace, Power Generation, Plasma Physics, Oil, Gas & Petrochemical, Pumps and Fans, General CFD, Wind Turbines
Softwares: OpenFOAM
Deadlines: June 7, 2019 (registration)
Type of Event: Course, International

The use of OpenSource CFD in industry and academia has been
growing rapidly 
the last decade. Many industries and government labs use it
as a complement to 
the proprietary CFD tools, in order to reduce license costs
and facilitate the usage 
of large computational resources. Some industries, and
academia, use it because it 
facilitates the development of new functionalities
throughout the entire code, 
without the limitation of specific modifications through
user-defined functions. 
However, OpenSource CFD tools generally require more
knowledge by the user 
than the proprietary alternatives. This is not necessarily a
drawback, since 
although the proprietary alternatives are easier to use, the
user should still have 
the same knowledge of the underlying methods in order to set
up the simulations 
correctly and to assess the quality of the results. This
course covers the basic 
knowledge that is needed to efficiently use OpenSource
software for 
Computational Fluid Dynamic Applications

Course Outline: 
1. Introduction to CFD 
2. Introduction to OpenSource tools for CFD 
3. OpenFOAM: Installation and usage 
4. Efficient use of OpenFOAM, Linux and postprocessing via
5. Preprocessing and mesh generation using tools like GMSH
6. Setting up of solvers and analysis using case studies 
7. Parallel usage of solvers 
8. Case study project

Event record first posted on May 7, 2019, last modified on May 12, 2019

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