ESI Group's 10th OpenFOAM Conference allowed attendees to take part in a dynamic and engaging virtual event that covers all areas of CFD applications and process integration; useful for CFD engineers, managers, IT specialists, developers, consultants, researchers, students, and those seeking continuing professional development.

  • Engage with experts from various industries and research bodies and find out objectively about the range of applications throughout various industries.

  • Discover synergies through the combination of development tools and learn how you can use new solutions in your development projects and what they can achieve.

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Moududur Rahman

CAE Development Manager, General Motors
"OpenFOAM Adoption by General Motors"

Prof. Catherine Noakes

Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings, University of Leeds
"How can we effectively use CFD simulation to assess airborne disease and air quality risks"


DCS Computing - “Mastering Particles”

For over decade, we have been focusing on modelling particles and fluid-particle systems. We are providing the industrial grade, high performance Discrete Element Method (DEM) software Aspherix®, as well as the CFD-DEM software CFDEM®coupling. Being fully dedicated to fluid-granular systems we built up an extensive model portfolio and know-how, which is highly valued by leading innovative customers spanning all fields of industry.

“From detergents to Mars missions” – our simulation software fuels innovation for everyone, improving particle products and processes to be more cost-effective, more sustainable, safer and unique.

Agenda now available

We are happy to announce the preliminary agenda for the upcoming OpenFOAM Conference! We’ll have leading companies with us, such as AUDI, ITAINNOVA, KIT, UPSTREAM CFD, EULERIAN SOLUTIONS and many more. And again we will offer a track on Artificial Intelligence. Click through the agenda and plan your conference day.

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Presentations at a glance



JungHoon Lee
Technical University of Munich/AUDI
"VOF-based concentration-gradient-driven mass transfer model for water evaporation"



Célia Almeida
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
"Turbulence models evaluation for indoor flows"



Daniel Hummel
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule
"A simplified approach for the simulation of unconstrained melting in macrocapsules"



Mirco Magnini
University of Nottingham
"Numerical Simulation of Boiling Flows"



Jozsef Nagy
Eulerian Solutions
"Monitoring of the behaviour of intracranial aneurysms with OpenFOAM"



Xueqing Zhao 
MetaX Integrated Circuits
"Optimized PETSc-HYPRE Library for GPU-Accelerated Simulation in OpenFOAM"



Pratik Karale
University of Oldenburg
"Implementation of the SABCM transition model in OpenFOAM"



Gregor Olenik
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
"Towards Distributed Linear Solvers on GPUs using Ginkgo"



Guido Langer
OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts
"CFD analysis of a monorail vehicle under the influence of crosswind and oncoming traffic"



Shantanu Shukla
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, University of Exeter
"Uncertainty Quantification of Heat Transfer in a trapezoidal micro-channel with a semi-circular cross section"



Sahrish Batool Naqvi
University of Minho
"Improvement of a solver to model the formation of Polyurethane foams"



Sandeep Lamba
Indian Institute of Technology
"Effect of structured and unstructured mesh in Large Eddy Simulations of a turbulent flame in OpenFOAM"            



Xiaohui Liu
Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School
"OpenFOAM: Pore-scale modeling of water-gas two-phase flow in hydrate-bearing sediments Education"            



Sergey Lesnik
"A reduced order model for heated rear window using the method of weighted residuals"            



Sandilya Garimella
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
"SimELIT: A GUI Based Ion Trajectory Simulation Software" 


Woll Thiele      

Christopher Woll + Marko Thiele
GNS Systems + Scale
"Structured Data Management and HPC: More Efficient Simulations with SCALE.sdm and GNS"



Future Engineering Data Management & HPC

Simulations with OpenFOAM require innovative data management due to large data sets. GNS Systems provides a unified environment to overcome these challenges. Our solution addresses all aspects of cost reduction, reliability and data consistency. Universal access to the growing number of data types and systems helps developers use complex data relationships for OpenFOAM simulations. Benefit from the process stability and high flexibility offered by a single system for engineering. The high traceability across system boundaries increases the validation of even highly complex scenarios in the shortest possible time.

Track: HPC and OpenFOAM Technology
"Structured data management and HPC: More efficient simulations with SCALE.sdm and GNS", Christopher Woll, GNS SYSTEMS/Marko Thiele, SCALE

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Be part of the OpenFOAM Community

And get together with industry, researchers and consultants in all areas of CFD applications and Process integration; useful for CFD engineers, Managers, IT specialists, Developers, Consultants, Researchers, Students, those seeking Best Practices and State-of-the-Art solutions.


Meet your experts

„Meet the Experts“ is designed to offer virtual one-to-one chats with the OpenFOAM experts; developers, application leads, members of the OpenFOAM Steering Committee and Technical Committee chairs. Take the opportunity, prepare your questions and schedule your slot during the event.



Learn more about Application Best-Practices, Optimization or OpenFOAM made-easy in our digital workshops. The workshops are delivered by ESI OpenCFD and invited staff who have many years of experience at the sharp end of development and application, and in teaching fundamentals.



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