OpenFOAM® Fire Modelling Course

OpenFOAM®  Fire Modelling Course

This course covers the area of fire safety applications for buildings, car parks, tunnels and others. Following an overview of the theoretical background to combustion modelling including Lagrangian multiphase flows, attendees perform hands-on studies to understand common modelling approaches and learn best practices.

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22 JanVirtualBooking open
12 MarVirtualBooking open
18 JunVirtualBooking open

Topics Covered

  • Basic modelling strategy
  • Combustion modelling — reaction systems, EDM
  • Pyrolysis modelling
  • Radiation model setup — P-1, Discrete Ordinates Model
  • Re-ignition and extinction modelling
  • Lagrangian spray modelling
  • Quenching by water spray or water film, cooling and wetting
  • Smoke extraction and ventilation, jet fans, ventilators, boundary conditions

Application Areas

  • Fire spread in households
  • Warehouse fires
  • Tunnel fire
  • Smoke spread from open fire


  • Efficient parallel running
  • Numerical treatment on unstructured meshes
  • Advanced post-processing with ParaView

Course details

OpenCFD delivers this virtual course via your laptop’s web connection. Running any operating system (Windows, Linux, Mac OS), linked using secure ssh connection and remote desktop via VNC, you are given a secure personal login to ESI Cloud to run all OpenFOAM training exercises. Audio-visual link to the Trainer is made through a web-meeting.
We provide high-quality printed manuals covering all course material. The manuals are A5-bound and are posted in advance to the trainee. Please note: registration and payment must be completed 10 days in advance of the training dates to allow enough time for shipping
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
1 day: Delivery times are suitable for attendees in EMEA time zones (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Delivery in other time-zones can be arranged on request, please contact us for details.
Target audience
This Aeroacoustics course is suitable for existing users of OpenFOAM seeking to broaden their application knowledge, background knowledge and CFD best practice knowledge for CFD noise prediction.
Prior knowledge of OpenFOAM, C++, Linux via the Foundation course is beneficial.