OpenFOAM User Conference 2013

OpenFOAM User Conference 2013

Meet the OpenFOAM developers, support and training team from ESI-OpenCFD to find out how to get the most out of OpenFOAM at the showcase event for OpenFOAM v2.2, released 6th March 2013.

Where and When
24-26 April 2013, Frankfurt, Germany, see Event Details.
Pricing and Registration
See the Event Registration Page.
Day 1, Plenary Session
The Agenda for day 1 is confirmed with an address from ESI CEO, Dr Alain de Rouvray and keynote presentations by:
  • Dr. Ralph Sundermeier, Volkswagen AG;
  • Dr. Georg Skillas, Evonik Industries.

The current status and future direction of OpenFOAM will be described in presentations by:

  • Mr. Henry Weller, Creator of OpenFOAM and Chief Scientist, ESI-OpenCFD;
  • Dr. Chris Greenshields, Director of Operations and OpenFOAM Product Manager, ESI-OpenCFD;
  • Mr. Mattijs Janssens, Senior Developer, ESI-OpenCFD;
  • Mr. Anshul Gupta, Product Manager, CFD/Multiphysics, ESI Group.
Day 2, Parallel Sessions
We will have 3 parallel sessions for specific industries, e.g. Automotive, Energy, Chemical, Built Environment, Medical, Marine), hosted by OpenFOAM developers and users. The current list of presenters include:
  • Andrew Heather, ESI-OpenCFD, on OpenFOAM in the Automotive Industry;
  • Fabian Braennstroem, Bombardier Transportation GmbH, on OpenFOAM for Railway Vehicle Applications;
  • Francesco Del Citto, Sauber Motorsport AG, on External Aerodynamics in Formula 1 Racing;
  • Mark Doroudian, ESI Group, on Aero-Acoustics;
  • Carsten Othmer, Volkswagen AG, on Adjoint Methods;
  • Christof Hinterberger, Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, on Adjoint for Industrial Applications;
  • Jens Supper, Behr Group, on Using OpenFOAM as a Solver Plugin;
  • Rob Lewis, TotalSim, on OpenFOAM for Motorsport and Olympic Sport Applications;
  • Yi Wang, FM Global, on Building Fires;
  • Tom Fahner, Actiflow B.V., on Mixing in a Food Tank;
  • Talib Dbouk, MINES-ParisTech, on non-Brownian Suspensions of hard spheres.
  • Maria Jose Nieves Remancha, MIT, on Two-Phase Flow in an Advanced-Flow Reactor;
  • Soeren Werner, Zuercher Hochschule fuer Angewandte Wissenschaften, on Bioreactor Development and Optimisation.
  • Georg Skillas, Evonik Industries, on Multiphase Flows.
  • Kamil Kwiatkowski, Warsaw University, on Flexible Biomass Gasification.
  • Eugene Devilliers, Engys, on Shape Optimisation and Aerodynamics Loads for Airship Docking.
  • Michael Buchmayer, Andritz, on Fully Implicit Block-Coupled Sovlers.
  • Reddy Devalapalli, Lloyd’s Register Group, on Tank Sloshing in Ships.
  • Hisham El Safti, TU Braunschweig, on Fluid-Structure-Soil Interaction.
  • Oleg Gulinsky, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, on Hydrodynamics for Yacht Design.
  • Marcus Rehm, AREVA, on Test Facility Power Upgrading with Jet Pumps.
  • Francesco Marra, Instituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, on Particle Segregation in Slagging Entrained-Flow Coal Gasifiers.
  • Oliver Gloth, Engits, on Combined Polyhedral-Prismatic Meshing.
  • Markus Schmid, Nuremberg Institute of Technology, on Validation of OpenFOAM with Experiments.
Day 3, Lessons in OpenFOAM
The OpenFOAM Development and Training teams will give some talks on useful topics around OpenFOAM including:
  • New features in OpenFOAM 2.2;
  • Tips and tricks with OpenFOAM;
  • Flexible case setup;
  • Important CFD principles revealed;
  • New developments and their benefits.