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Introduction to turbulent combustion modelling using OpenFOAM® technology, 20th-22th June, Maastricht, The Netherlands

This 3-day training focuses on (U)RANS modelling and aims to get the participants familiar with the basic theoretical concepts used in turbulent combustion modelling and to provide hands-on excerises to apply the theory in practice. The training has been developped in collaboration between ICON, editors of ICON FOAMpro and experts in Open Source CFD technology and Dacolt, software and service provider for CFD. The training course will be carried out by partner Dacolt and covers the following topics:

Day 1:

  • Introduction to turbulent combustion modelling in industry
  • Combustion chemistry

Day 2:

  • Turbulence / chemistry interaction
  • Non-premixed combustion modelling with reactingFoam

Day 3:

  • Non-premixed combustion modelling with reactingFoam
  • Premixed combustion modelling with XiFoam

Course participants should have basic knowledge of using OpenFOAM® technology for CFD modelling purposes. Combustion theory basics will be covered during the first day of the training. Advanced topics like LES, radiation, heat-transfer and pollutants are not covered. The training will be provided in English.



Training Venue:

Grote Looiersstraat 28a
6211JJ Maastricht
The Netherlands


Terms & Conditions
Introductory User Training in OpenFOAM® technology

This 2-day course is aimed at CFD engineers with little or no experience in the use of OPENFOAM®. General pre-requisites for this course are that the trainees are assumed to have working knowledge of CFD and modelling processes. Familiarity of Linux as a working environment is beneficial.

Second day includes time allocated for discussion of trainees own cases.

Objectives of the training are

  • Provide an introduction to OPENFOAM® philosophy and customer support structure
  • Provide an introduction to OPENFOAM® software tool kit
  • Oversee trainees in performing the tutorial cases
  • Provide an introduction to performing industrial simulations
  • Provide an introduction to OPENFOAM® application programming interface (API)
OpenFOAM® and  OpenCFD® are registered trade marks of ESI.
This offering is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited, the producer of the OpenFOAM software.
Agenda of the Introductory User Training

All trainings take place from 9:00 till 17:00 on the days listed here.

Day 1

  • Background to OPENFOAM® and introduction to Icon
  • Introduction to OPENFOAM® structure
  • OPENFOAM® case structure, running a case
  • Tutorial (Backward facing step)
  • OPENFOAM® solvers and utilities
  • Tutorial (Backward facing step with mesh import, manipulation and further postprocessing)
  • Solver settings and convergence
  • Mesh requirements
  • Discretisation methods in OPENFOAM®
  • Tutorial (solver controls and residuals with backward facing step and URANS calculation)
Day 2
  • Boundary conditions in OPENFOAM®
  • Turbulence models in OPENFOAM®
  • Heat transfer models
  • Tutorial (LES or Heat Transfer)
  • Meshing with snappyHexMesh
  • Parallel solutions
  • Reading and understanding OPENFOAM® code
  • Tutorial (Parallel LES, Advanced Heat Transfer or snappyHexMesh tutorial)
  • Discussion, trainees own applications and cases etc.

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