Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM

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Chandan Bose
Chair of BEAR Fluid Dynamics and OpenFOAM SIGs

Event Details
Date: May 1st, 2024
Time: 2-4 pm
Venue: Room GC13 – Ground Floor of C Block (Building G6, Met and Mat)

Are you curious about diving into the world of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations? The “Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM” is your gateway to exploring the fascinating realm of fluid dynamics using the powerful open source software, OpenFOAM.

Embark on your journey into the world of computational fluid dynamics with the “Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM” Gain the confidence to explore complex fluid phenomena, simulate real-world scenarios, and contribute to cutting-edge research and engineering applications. Don’t miss this opportunity to harness the power of open-source CFD!

In this immersive workshop, we will guide you through the essential concepts of CFD and introduce you to OpenFOAM, a versatile tool that empowers you to simulate and analyse a wide range of fluid flow and heat transfer phenomena. Whether you’re a student, researcher, or engineer taking your first steps in CFD, this workshop is designed to provide you with a solid foundation.


  • Introduction to CFD:
    We’ll start with an overview of computational fluid dynamics, explaining its significance in engineering and science, and showcasing real-world applications.
  • Getting to Know OpenFOAM:
    Discover the fundamentals of OpenFOAM, including its open-source nature, modular architecture, and the concept of solvers and applications. Learn about the role of C++ libraries in creating powerful CFD tools.
  • Setting Up Your First Simulation:
    We’ll guide you through the installation process and provide tips for configuring OpenFOAM on your machine. Don’t worry if you’re new to Linux – we’ve got you covered!
  • Meshing:
    Explore the importance of meshing in CFD simulations and learn how to create structured grids using OpenFOAM’s meshing tools
  • Running Simulations:
    Dive into the heart of CFD by setting up and running your first simulation. Understand the significance of boundary conditions, turbulence models, and numerical schemes.
  • Post-Processing:
    Discover how to interpret and visualize simulation results using OpenFOAM’s post-processing utilities. Learn how to generate meaningful plots and gain insights into fluid behavior
  • Hands-On Practice:
    Put your knowledge into action with hands-on exercises that walk you through step-by-step simulation setup and analysis. Our experienced instructors will be there to assist you at every stage.
  • Q&A and Networking:
    Engage in interactive Q&A sessions with our experts, and connect with fellow participants who share your passion for CFD and OpenFOAM.

Learning Outcomes

  • Familiarize themselves with the architecture and modular structure of OpenFOAM, including the role of solvers, applications, and C++ libraries.
  • Independently set up and execute basic CFD simulations using appropriate boundary conditions, numerical schemes, and turbulence models.
  • Engage in a learning community, interact with experts, and connect with peers interested in CFD and OpenFOAM.
  • Equip themselves with the fundamental skills and knowledge to embark on their journey into the world of computational fluid dynamics using OpenFOAM.


In order to join the groups Teams site please email contact
Dr. Chandan Bose, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering
School of Metallurgy and Materials