OpenFOAM® Aerospace Course

OpenFOAM®  Aerospace Course

OpenCFD is proud to present OpenFOAM training at the AIAA AVIATION Forum 2018. Training takes place on Saturday and Sunday (23/24 June) before the main Forum.

This 2 day course delivered by the official OpenFOAM Development and Release Authority introduces the open source CFD toolbox with a focus on aerospace external flow applications, AIAA accreditation, and 16-hours towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Key topics

  • Learn how to download and install the Official OpenFOAM open-source release
  • Use the built-in unstructured mesh generator snappyHexMesh and boundary layer controls
  • Apply appropriate physics and boundary conditions for aerospace applications
  • Execute a standard airfoil example using a RANS laminar-to-turbulent transitional modelling, comparing drag-polar, CL-alpha with experimental data, plotting skin friction and transition point
  • Familiarise yourself with the open-source software ParaView for post-processing
  • Establish the basics of OpenFOAM knowledge, leading to more advanced application and programming

Course outline

  • The OpenFOAM software distribution
  • Background in the use of Linux/UNIX
  • OpenFOAM applications
  • Basic meshing
  • Field initialisation and boundary conditions
  • Selecting models and setting parameters
  • Solution monitoring and control
  • Mesh conversion (example from Ansys)
  • Mesh generation with snappyHexMesh
  • Mesh quality controls
  • Boundary conditions
  • Reynolds-averaged simulation for turbulence
  • Post-processing tools and visualisation
  • Running in parallel
  • The important classes in OpenFOAM
  • The finite volume method and PISO/SIMPLE/PIMPLE algorithms
  • Aerospace specific examples and cases

Course details

For registration please visit the AIAA conference site
Training will take place at the venue of the AVIATION Forum at Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Course materials
A high-quality, A5-sized wire-bound manual is provided with each course that participants can use during the course and can later work through in their own time.
The language used in all OpenFOAM courses is English. Translations or delivery in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages are available on request.
Course times
Training will take part on June 23-24. 2018 from 8am till 6:30pm
No prior knowledge of OpenFOAM, C++ or Linux is required but a basic knowledge of Linux and C++ is beneficial.