OpenFOAM Training London Virtual Houston Berlin

January-July 2017

CFD Direct are running their OpenFOAM Training courses, Essential CFD, Applied CFD and Programming CFD fully updated with the latest features of OpenFOAM version 4.

Date Course Location Price Click to Book
31 Jan - 01 Feb 2017 Virtual, Americas USD 1,500 Full
06 Feb - 07 Feb 2017 London, UK GBP 950 Booking Open
08 Feb - 09 Feb 2017 London, UK GBP 950 Nearly Full
27 Feb - 28 Feb 2017 Houston, USA USD 1,500 Booking Open
01 Mar - 02 Mar 2017 Houston, USA USD 1,500 Booking Open
21 Mar - 22 Mar 2017 Virtual, Europe EUR 1,100 Nearly Full
24 Apr - 25 Apr 2017 Berlin, Germany EUR 1,100 Booking Open
26 Apr - 27 Apr 2017 Berlin, Germany EUR 1,100 Booking Open
16 May - 18 May 2017 Virtual, Asia-Pacific USD 1,500 Booking Open
04 Jul - 05 Jul 2017 London, UK GBP 950 Booking Open
Full 2017 Schedule

Improving OpenFOAM Usability

Our training is not just updated for OpenFOAM v4, but actually informed the development of OpenFOAM v4.  How?  OpenFOAM v4 offers improved usability through developments contributed by Henry Weller (OpenFOAM Architect) and Chris Greenshields (OpenFOAM Manager and Trainer) at CFD Direct.  The following features were added so our course participants spend less time struggling with quirks of the software, leaving more time to build and practice their CFD skills.

Developing CFD Experience and Competence

The training involves learning through experience. We present participants with representative cases, many of which were added to OpenFOAM v3 and v4, spanning a range of scientific disciplines and industries, e.g. external aerodynamics of a car, wind flow around buildings, static mixer, nozzle jet, cyclone, water channel, exhaust system, propeller, etc. We teach design of CFD solutions, starting with a prototype case that is then enhanced in small, digestible steps with periods of reflection to reinforce new concepts.  We build competence in CFD with OpenFOAM, giving participants the confidence to repeatedly carry out CFD analysis to a defined standard.

  • Confidence = not freezing at the keyboard.
  • Repeatedly = delivering a good solution, and another…
  • Defined standard = understand what a good solution is and delivering solutions in a timely manner.

The training addresses the challenges of CFD analysis through a modular curriculum that builds competence across the core components of CFD: fluid dynamics/physical modelling; geometry and meshing; numerical methods; data analysis; and, computing. The training is flexible, but we don’t mistake “flexibility” for “training without structure that misses key competencies.”

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