CFD with OpenFOAM®

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CFD with OpenFOAM®


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 course is organized by ZIMT, University of Siegen in cooperation with HLRS (University of Stuttgart).


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".


Dr.-Ing. Andreas Ruopp (HLRS),
Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Harlacher (ZIMT, Uni. Siegen)
Thorsten Zirwes (SCC, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie)


The course language is German. The slides are in English.


Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.


via online registration form.

Extended Deadline with Late Registration

for registration is Aug. 18, 2019 (extended deadline).
Late registrations after the deadline are still possible but maybe with reduced quality of the handouts.


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
(includes coffee breaks)


Travel Information and Accommodation

See Uni Siegen Travel-Info (Hölderlinstr. 3, Building D, Room: H-D 2202)
Accomodation: see the Siegen City Website for more information

Local Organizer

Daniel Harlacher (ZIMT, Uni. Siegen)


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, 
Lucienne Dettki phone 0711 685 63894,
Andreas Ruopp phone 0711 685 87259,

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