9th OpenFOAM Conference

2021年10月19日 - 2021年10月20日
Worldwide, ONLINE
Manuela Joseph
manuela.joseph [at] esi-group.com (manuela[dot]joseph[at]esi-group[dot]com)
+49 (351) 26050 182

Join us again for an exciting on-line experience

It’s time to mark your calendar for this year’s OpenFOAM Conference. The 9th OpenFOAM Conference will take place October 19 - 20, 2021 as digital event! 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.

  • 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 our solutions in your development projects and what they can achieve. 


Dr. Akshai Runchal

CEO & Founding Partner, ACRi Group
KEYNOTE: 50 Years of CFD in Engineering Sciences

Dr. Philippe Spalart

Retired Boeing Senior Technical Fellow
KEYNOTE: Turbulence Research in this Half-Century

Presentations at a glance

Evangelos Papoutsis-Kiachagias

From scanned CAD to an optimized car: aerodynamic shape optimization of an electric vehicle based on adjointOptimisationFoam

Mirza Popovac

Austrian Institute of Technology
Turbulent flow pressure loss due to a design obstruction within small-scale channel

Jozsef Nagy

Eulerian Solutions
Analysis of the behaviour of intracranial aneurysms with OpenFOAM

Nimal Sudhan Saravana Prabahar

University of Gothenburg
Modelling Tidal Power Plants (Deep Green) with Large Eddy Simulations and Actuator Line Model in a Narrow Domain

Christopher Woll

GNS Systems
Extremely large CFD simulations with OpenFOAM® benefit from standardized processes in the cloud - Experience report on the integration of automated workflows in highly complex IT environments

Emanuele Gallorini

Politecnico di Milano
A Methodology For The Aero-thermal Optimization Of Hybrid And Electric Propulsion Systems

Gregor Olenik

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Accelerating OpenFOAM Simulations with GPUs using Ginkgo

Célio Fernandes

University of Minho
A multi-scale approach for particle-laden viscoelastic flows using a discrete particle method

René Thümmler

CFD Consultants
A fast automatic simulation pipeline for aneurysms

Valerio D'Alessandro

Università Politecnica delle Marche
Multi-scale numerical modeling of saliva droplets airborne transport in relation to SARS-CoV-2transmission

Ana Isabel Roriz

University of Minho
ML driven models to predict the drag coefficient of a sphere translating in shear-thinning viscoelastic fluids

Peyman Havaej

Ghent University
CFD-FSI analysis of two-dimensional Thermo-Elasto-Hydrodynamic Lubrication contacts

Hendrik Hetmann

Upstream CFD
Reducing turnaround time of high-fidelity automotive aerodynamics simulations using cloud HPC resources

Andre Weiner

TU Braunschweig
Active control of the flow past a cylinder using deep reinforcement learning

Matthias Bauer

Mesh morphing with neural networks for design process acceleration

Miguel Nobrega

University of Minho
The OpenFOAM® Journal: from and for the community

Rajat Jindal

CFD Simulation of a Jet-Pump for Conformable Compressed Hydrogen Tanks

Romain Poletti

The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
Aerodynamics of hovering wings with the overset method and surrogate models

Matt Martineau

OpenFOAM with GPU Solver Support

Vishnuvardhan Ranganathan

Cabin Thermal Comfort Analysis Using a Transient 1D-3D Coupled Analysis with TAITherm, OpenFOAM, and a 1D System Tool FMU

Gernot Boiger

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
A Massive Simultaneous Cloud Computing Platform for OpenFOAM

Bercan Siyahhan

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Development of a Dynamic Eulerian-Lagrangian Particle OpenFOAM Solver for the Simulation of Powder Coating Processes

Asier Juan

Real-time assessment of ventilation efficiency in mines

Markus Filippi

Engineer and research assistant
Numerical study on lift and drag characteristics of reversible S-shaped Airfoils with different turbulence models

Ophir Maor

HPC Advisory Council
The Effect of HDR InfiniBand and In-Network Computing on OpenFOAM Simulations

Barış Biçer

Turkish Aerospace
Computaitonal Fluid Dynamics Applications in Turkish Aerospace using OpenFOAM

Bisham McCarthy-Singh

University of Bristol
Experimental and Numerical Modelling of Pressure Piling with Homogeneous Methane/Air Mixtures

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 AIT, GNS, Daimler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, NTUA, Navasto, NVIDIA, ThermoAnalytics, Turkish Aerospace, University of Minho, Upstream CFD, ZHAW, and many more. For the first time we will also offer a new track on Artificial Intelligence. Click through the agenda and plan your conference days.

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Extremely large CFD Simulations with OpenFOAM® Benefit from Standardized Processes in the Cloud
Christopher Woll, GNS Systems | October 20th, 2021 | 11:40 am  

Learn from our experience report about the integration of a fully automated workflow in a highly complex IT environment. Based on an aircraft model made of coloured plastic terminal bricks we will show you how to achieve optimal aerodynamics simulations: With scalable resources in the cloud, completely automated workflows and clever job orchestration tools to significantly reduce the response time of simulation jobs. And finally, our model can even fly virtually!

Let's talk during the conference. We look forward to meeting you!


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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!


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

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.

We look forward to meeting you |Track: HPC and OpenFOAM Technology