Easter School - Materiais 2023


Easter School


Introduction to modelling of materials processing and behaviour in OpenFOAM®

OpenFOAM® (Open source Field Operation And Manipulation) is a free, open source computational toolbox that has a large user base across most areas of engineering and science, both at industry and academy. As a technology, OpenFOAM® provides an extensive range of features to solve anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics and electromagnetics, among several others.

This course comprises a general introduction to the structure and usability of OpenFOAM®, covering all the major phases of a typical computational case study. The resolution of problem involving heat transfer, fluid flow and solid mechanics will be illustrated in different case studies.

It is a hands-on course, thus, the participants can bring their own laptop to perform the proposed assignments.

Preliminary Programme (April 3rd):

9:00 – 10:30 – Introduction to OpenFOAM: Pre-processing

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee-break

11:00 – 12:30 – Introduction to OpenFOAM: Simulation and Post Processing

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30 – Hands-on: Multiphase flow

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee-break

16:00 – 17:30 – Hands-on: Structural mechanics and thermal residual stresses

Multiphase flow
Structural mechanics

This offering is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited, the producer of the OpenFOAM software and owner of the OPENFOAM® and OpenCFD® trade marks.