13 October 2020 - 15 October 2020
Worldwide, Online
09:00 am - 06:00 pm CEST (Central European Summer Time)
Manuela Joseph
Manuela.Joseph [at] esi-group.com (Manuela[dot]Joseph[at]esi-group[dot]com)
+49 (351) 26050 182

October 13 - 15, 2020 - OpenFOAM Conference goes virtual

Join us for this exciting on-line experience

With so much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, ESI OpenCFD is pleased to announce that the currently scheduled in-person conference has changed to a virtual, on-line only, conference. If you would like to interact with other users and developers from across the world-wide OpenFOAM community, without the need for travel, and participate in the current and future governance of OpenFOAM, then join us for this exciting format.

This is the primary OpenFOAM event in 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.

Benefit from an exciting mix of live and prerecorded presentations, live panel discussions and various networking activities. Create your own flexible agenda and get in touch with the OpenFOAM community.

Our keynotes

Althea de Souza

Chair of NAFEMS CFD working group
"Collaboration across the CFD community and continuing the V&V journey"

Prof. Thorsten Stoesser

Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London

Sanjay Mathur

CFD Chief Architect
Architecting CFD for the Industrial Scale


This year's OpenFOAM Conference awaits you again with a balanced and comprehensive program. Among other things you can look forward to:

  • Presentations on all technical aspects of OpenFOAM, from development to applications
  • Panel discussions on key topics
  • OpenFOAM Governance Technical Committee
  • Updates from the Steering Committee

Conference agenda now available

We are pleased to announce that the agenda for the 8th OpenFOAM Conference is available now! This years' agenda offers the opportunity for the conference attendees to interact with an invited panel comprising members of the OpenFOAM Governance team including Technical Committee chairs. This will be a live discussion and Q&A session - please register your place and questions in advance. 

Download Agenda



All presentations at a glance (click for abstracts)

Modeling hyperelastic solids in OpenFOAM
Dr. József Nagy, Eulerian Solutions

An overview on electrochemical simulation with OpenFOAM
Norbert Weber, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Modelling the Extrusion Phase of Extrusion Blow Molding
Miguel Nóbrega, Universidade do Minho

Heat transfers in fixed beds made with wood chips 
Lionel Gamet, IFP Energies nouvelles 

High resolution urban air quality modeling using a multi-scale approach
Rakesh Kadaverugu, CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute

Analysis of different multiphase CFD models for aerated stirred bioreactors
Stefan Seidel, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

External Core Catcher Cooling
Samyak Darshan, College of Engineering Bengaluru

An injection head to generate a stable falling liquid lm within a circular duct
Luis Alberto Borraz Jonapa, Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas

HPC Benchmark Project: follow up
Ivan Spisso, CINECA

OpenFOAM computational performance: double vs mixed precision
Federico Brogi, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia



Numerical Investigation of JAXA High-Lift Configuration using OpenFOAM
Baris Bicer, Turkish Aerospace Industries


Workflow Development for CFD Analysis on An Aerospace S-Duct
Ishan Nande, Beta CAE


Special thanks to our sponsors

Gold Sponsor 


Upstream CFD are experts in aerodynamic and aeroacoustic simulation. With a focus on core technologies of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Computational Aeroacoustics (CAA), they are able to address a broad range of industrial sectors including aerospace, architecture, automotive, motorsport, process industries, rail transport and wind energy. Services offered include the execution of high-fidelity simulations (CFD/CAA consulting), the development of improved CFD/CAA methods and support for the acquisition and operation of high-performance computing (HPC) clusters.


Silver Sponsor







Our workshop offer October 15, 2020


Be in touch with the OpenFOAM Community

The OpenFOAM conference brings together 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 Continuing Professional Development. We offer three days of technical presentations and workshops, complemented by virtual exhibitor displays and opportunities for one-to-one meetings with experts in the field. The new digital format won’t prevent you from engaging with like-minded professionals and networking at our group discussions and live chats.

Meet the 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. Appointments are available through the registration sheet for the conference. Please prepare your questions and book your slot!


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 several years of experience at the sharp end of development and application, and in teaching fundamentals and higher-end practices.

Experience the digital OpenFOAM Conference

How will the digital event work?

The event platform that we’re using for our OpenFOAM Conference will be Attendify and Zoom. Within the platform you will be able to join interactive sessions, enter private chat rooms, enjoy available content as well as live presentations and you will be offered various chat functions.

How does Attendify work?

Attendify is very intuitive and runs straight out of your web browser. In addition to the web platform we recommend to use the Attendify App as well as it offers further features like Q&A, Group Chats or Ratings & Reviews for sessions. Attendify works best in the following browsers: Chrome and Firefox 

What's included in the event platform?

  • Enter live from your devices
  • Connect and network with other attendees
  • Live chat function to interact and ask questions
  • Build your profile, link your social media accounts
  • Explore the sponsoring and exhibition area

Why you should be part of it

  • Engage with experts from various industries and research bodies
  • Find out objectively about the range of applications throughout various industries
  • Discover synergies through the combination of development tools
  • Learn how you can use our solutions in your development projects and what they can achieve
  • As always, the program is embedded in an attractive supporting programm that inspires the exchange of ideas and networking with like-minded people

What do the attendees have to say?


The OpenFOAM User Conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet and exchange with the OpenFOAM makers, development and user community - A conference to attend! Gilles Reichling, Goodyear


The 2nd OpenFOAM User Conference was a great chance to know and exchange experiences and knowledge with the rest oř OpenFOAM community. We need it every year regularly. The community is growing up! Andrea Penza, TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

We offer innovative sponsoring opportunities from which you can easily choose those appropriate for your company or combine various options. Please feel free to contact us for further information or individual sponsorship ideas. We are looking forward to receiving your order form. For all questions regarding our virtual exhibition and sponsorship please contact us.


Manuela Joseph

Manuela.Joseph [at] esi-group.com

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