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This year’s Open Source CFD International Conference will build upon the considerable interest and success of those who are using, programming and deploying open source CFD solutions.

The 2012 event took placetook place in the Olympic city of London, UK on the 29th & 30th October. The conference attracted experts from academia and industry who shared the latest research in open source CFD. Industry segments were represented by Oil & Gas, Steelmaking, Automotive, Motorsport, IT, Chemical, Tobacco Industry, Defence and Security, Renewable Energy and Consulting Engineering.
With design optimisation being a hot topic for discussion in CFD, delegates were anticipating the keynote provided by Prof. Giannakoglou of NTUA, on "Continuous Adjoint Methods in Shape, Topology, Flow-Control and Robust Optimization". His presentation opened a two day packed agenda with topics ranging from automotive aerodynamics and combustion to biomedicals and GPL law. During the separate poster session, attendees were able to review the displayed research and speak with the presenters, offering a better understanding of scientific advances in a more intimate environment.

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Group photo of the delegates of the London 2012 Conference

The 2011 event took place in Chantilly, France on the 3rd & 4th November. Delegates found out about the current best practices and state-of-the-art in Open Source CFD and associated technologies, attending two keynotes and choosing from 32 presentations, poster session, exhibition and discussion breaks. The conference welcomed delegates to Chantilly (near Paris) to meet, listen and debate with attendees from academia and various industries including oil & gas, consumer products, automotive, motorsport, marine, process, energy, nuclear safety, industrial productivity solutions, consulting engineering, tobacco industry and glass manufacture. It gave plenty of opportunities for networking and was very well received as a valuable, stimulating and enjoyable event.

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Group photo of the delegates of the Paris-Chantilly 2011 Conference

The 2010 event took place from the 4th till the 5th November in Munich, Germany. 140 attendees made this the largest conference yet, demonstrating the growing interest and success of those who are using, programming and deploying open source CFD solutions. The conference was very well received as a valuable, stimulating and enjoyable event, particularly for making contact with other industrial and academic attendees.

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Group photo of the delegates of the Munich 2010 Conference

The 2009 event, which took place from the 12th till the 13th November in Barcelona, brought together users, developers, academics and industry managers. The conference had key note addressers from Audi AG and Kitware Inc. which opened a two-day packed agenda.

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Group photo of the delegates of the Barcelona 2009 Conference

The 2008 event, which took place from the 4th till the 5th of December in Berlin, brought together users, developers, academics and industry managers. More than 120 delegates from over 16 countries assembled to hear presentations and exchange views on topics ranging from multi-phase flow to industrial optimisation enabled by the versatile OPENFOAM toolbox.

Group photo of the delegates of the Berlin 2008 Conference

The 2007 event took place in November 2007, in London. It brought together more than 100 delegates from the industry as well as users, developers, and academics from 14 countries. The unexpected interest by the industry and the users-developers community made it an immediate success and established it as annual institution.

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Group photo of the delegates of the London 2007 Conference

 

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