14-15 December 2017
VŠB - Technical University Ostrava, IT4Innovations building
CET timezone


The course provides an introduction to the OpenFOAM open source package for CFD simulations on HPC infrastructure. The participants will be guided through basic geometry and mesh generation, physical modelling, visualization, and parallel computation. In particular, the agenda includes the following training blocks:

  • introduction
  • geometry and meshing
  • mesh manipulations
  • physical modelling and numerical simulations
  • parallel computing
  • post-processing

Purpose of the course (benefits for the attendees)

The course provides a tour around all fundamental parts of OpenFOAM. It is useful for new users and beginners in CFD simulations as it uses open source code.

About the tutor

Tomáš Brzobohatý is a researcher at the Czech IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center. He is a member a team which provides services for industrial partners in the field of CFD and CSM analysis.

VŠB - Technical University Ostrava, IT4Innovations building
Studentská 6231/1B 708 33 Ostrava – Poruba Czech Republic


Prerequisites (UPDATED)

There are no special prerequisites for the course participants. Basic knowledge of Linux usage is beneficial.

Technical prerequisites: Part of the exercises will be run on participants' own laptops in VirtualBox. Please download the training virtual machine from http://mirror.it4i.cz/cfd/ before the course. Laptop/PC requirements: >= 30 GB free disc space, >= 4GB RAM.


20 participants

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