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Old   November 20, 2018, 10:11
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Hi,


I am interested in CFD and OpenFOAM. I'm quite new to OpenFOAM, but I'm going through some of the tutorials and trying to learn it.


I know this is quite a broad question, but I am wondering how much experience I would need to have with OF, before I could justifiably include it on my resume? Does anyone have any opinions on that?


I have an academic background in Fluid Dynamics and I have several years' experience with FLUENT. However, I'm guessing that just having gone through a bunch of tutorials in OF probably wouldn't seem terribly impressive to a hiring Manager, unless I can provide some examples of having used it to get some actual 'real-world' results?
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The first thing I'd do as a hiring manager that is interested in OpenFOAM is ask you about examples of what you did with OpenFOAM. Do you feel comfortable to answer "tutorials"?
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@akidess: no, not really. I should probably look at building up a 'portfolio' of real-world applications that I can point to. I am currently using FLUENT regularly for my job. So, I guess if I get to the point where I can do in OF what I can do in FLUENT, do you think that would be a good start?
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I'd follow akidess advice: have examples at hand. If you can prove that you've worked with OpenFoam and did your own simulations and did something stand-alone with it, which is not tutorials, than you might put it in your resume.
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i have a little bit of knowledge in cfd but none ab openfoam
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Took me a long time to learn these two. It's hard in the beginning, I admit. You must be really ambitious.
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