OpenFOAM® Fire Modelling with OpenFOAM Course

OpenFOAM®  Fire Modelling with OpenFOAM Course

This course covers the area of fire safety applications for the design of buildings, car parks, tunnels and others.

Course summarises theoretical background behind fire safety simulations including advanced turbulence modelling with LES; combustion modelling in OpenFOAM as well as Lagrangian multiphase flows. A specific chapter is dedicated to the meshing of arbitrary geometry with snappyHexMesh. During the practical sessions, participants will compare different modelling approaches with the well known Steckler validation case. Further cases provide participants with the opportunity to investigate, discuss and understand more complex fire modelling scenarios.

Participants will learn how to post-process efficiently, limiting the penalty of data storage on parallel performance with our new ParaView Catalyst Function Object Function Object that enables on-the-fly post-processing.

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Topics Covered

  • OpenFOAM capabilities for fire modelling
  • Best Practices for the meshing of complex geometries using snappyHexMesh
  • Turbulence modelling with LES and DES
  • Combustion modelling – reaction kinetic schemes, EDM
  • Radiation model setup – P1, DOM
  • Smoke extraction and ventilation
  • Modelling jet fans, ventilators and other boundary conditions
  • Best practices for numerics and efficient parallel running

Application Areas

  • Compartment fires
  • Pool fires
  • Smoke ventilation

Nuggets

  • Efficient parallel running
  • Numerical treatment on unstructured meshes
  • Advanced post-processing with ParaView and specific function objects

Course details

Delivery
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.
Materials
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
Language
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 Fire Modelling with OpenFOAM course is suitable for existing users of OpenFOAM seeking to broaden their application knowledge, background knowledge and CFD best practice knowledge for CFD fire safety prediction.
Prerequisites
Prior knowledge of OpenFOAM, C++, Linux via the Foundation course is beneficial.