Aalborg University Copenhagen
Wednesday 27. March 2019,  9.00 - 16.10

Credits: Erkki Laurila, Aalto University

OpenFOAM is probably the most popular Open-source CFD code. It is used routinely in many Danish companies and universities. OpenFOAM is both free in the sense that there is no license fee and in the sense that you have access to the full source code. However, OpenFOAM is also challenging to use for many reason: there are many solvers developed by different groups available with different levels of maintenance, user interface and help is less smooth than for any commercial code and upgrading to newer versions is not trivial. For this seminar, we have invited several experienced users from Denmark to share their experience with OpenFOAM and we have also invited some of the international players to give a perspective on where OpenFOAM is moving. We hope that the seminar can inspire to a stronger interaction between OpenFOAM users in Denmark, perhaps in the form of user groups or training events.


 9.00 Registration
 9.30 The current OpenFOAM landscape
Johan Roenby, Assistant Professor, AAU (slides)
 9.45 OpenFOAM Governance
Fred Mendonça, Managing Director, OpenCFD
10.30 Coffee break
10.50 Development of the finite volume method for solid mechanics in OpenFOAM
Philip Cardiff, Assistant Professor, University College Dublin (slides)
11.35 Modelling Wave-Structure-Soil Interaction with OpenFOAM
   Hisham Elsafti, Research Associate, TU Braunschweig (slides)
12.00 Lessons learned from 10 years use of OpenFOAM at Vestas
Yavor V. Hristov, Vestas
12:25 Lunch
13.25 Open-source CFD in the building industry: The journey towards the development of the virtual wind tunnel
Stefano Capra, Rambøll
Industrial use of OpenFOAM for Optimization and Democratization of Simulations
Niels E. Linnemann Nielsen, Grundfos
14.15 Coffee break
14.45 Experiences using OpenFOAM for coastal and offshore applications
   Bjarke Eltard Larsen, Postdoc, DTU
15.10 OpenFOAM based simulations of in-cylinder flow in large marine two-stroke engines
Eric Baudoin, Research Engineer, MAN Energy Solutions
15.35 General discussion, new initiatives in Denmark around OpenFOAM
16.00 Closing Remarks
  Knud Erik Meyer, DANSIS chairman
16.10 End of Seminar

The seminar is organised in collaboration with Department of Mathematical Sciences, Aalborg University and will be at:

Aalborg University Copenhagen
A.C. Meyers Vænge 15
2450 København SV
Seminarrum 1.008 (Auditoriet)

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DANSIS members can participate in the seminar free of charge. The same goes for students if they sign up with their student email. Non-members are also invited to participate at a fee of 400 DKK.

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