Core: Advanced Course
This course covers advanced topics on the open source CFD toolbox, OpenFOAM. It is designed to enable the participants to use OpenFOAM effectively on real engineering problems and develop the toolbox to suit their needs. It covers general use and programming of OpenFOAM, building on topics presented earlier in the Foundation Course.
- Advanced meshing in OpenFOAM with snappyHexMesh
- Effective use of snappyHexMesh
- Building cell layers
- Checking mesh quality
- Selecting discretisation schemes with respect to mesh quality
- Tuning of linear solvers and algorithms
- Setting boundary regions and conditions
- On-the-fly post-processing
- Overview of capabilities including
- Multiphase flows
- Interface capturing, e.g. Volume of Fluid (VoF)
- Euler-Euler methods
- Lagrangian particles
- Dynamic meshes including overset
- Heat transfer including radiation
- Multiphase flows
- Use of dynamic code customisations in OpenFOAM setup
Boundary conditions in OpenFOAM explained
- implementation of boundary conditions
- turbulent inlet profile
- time-varying conditions
- mixed boundary conditions
Post-processing with Function Objects
- Programming Function Objects
Participants undertake exercises in simulating cases and programming in OpenFOAM using ESI’s Cloud-based HPC computing platform, accessed via a secure ssh connection between desktop PCs (provided) or participants laptops, applicable to all operating systems. All work from the training will be stored on the cloud and participants may download all the work and exercises on their USB flash drives at the end of the training.
A high-quality, A5-sized (80-100 page) 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.
The course is 2 days in duration and usually runs from 09.00 to 17.30 (local time for classroom training, CET for virtual training) each day.
This course is for those users with a broad basic knowledge of OpenFOAM, either from the Foundation Course or through general experience, who wish to develop their skills for more advanced CFD and OpenFOAM programming — see “information on course suitability” for further details.
This course follows on from the Foundation Course in OpenFOAM, which introduces the use of OpenFOAM, Linux, C++ programming, the finite volume method, etc. We recommend users undertake the OpenFOAM Foundation Course prior to this course, but it is not essential for more experienced OpenFOAM users.