Autumn 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 5.  Courses are available:

Building CFD Competency by Design

Our goal is to build CFD competency of our participants.  Competency is the confidence to carry out CFD analysis, repeatedly, to a defined standard in a timely manner.

  • Confidence = not freezing at the keyboard.
  • Repeatedly = delivering a good solution, and then another.
  • Defined standard = understand what a good solution is.
  • Timely manner = working efficiently.

We build competency by teaching how to create CFD solutions through a process of design:

  1. Prototype – building a representative solution, from a template, rapidly (timely manner).
  2. Production – refining the solution by an iterative design process, making small changes and testing frequently (confidence).
  3. Packaging – making the solution reliable, cost effective and easy to use again and again (repeatedly, defined standard).

OpenFOAM v5

CFD Direct manages, maintains and develops OpenFOAM.  Through the public release of the development version (OpenFOAM-dev), and the adoption of an agile development strategy, we transformed OpenFOAM into “always-releasable” quality.  OpenFOAM v5 includes new functionality and improvements that encourages competent design of CFD solutions, with strict demands on usability, reliability and maintainability.  Our training also covers new features:

  • Usability – template cases, case management tools, data processing, boundary conditions, latest Function1s.
  • Parallel I/O – simpler, new data format for parallel running.
  • Thermophysical Modellingmore robust modelling, with greater consistency for the iterative design process.
  • Meshing – templates for snappyHexMesh, with new features for background meshing, effective for rotating geometry with AMI.
  • Particles – injection and tracking with the new barycentric algorithm.

See the OpenFOAM Training Schedule and Book

… for the Essential CFD, Applied CFD and Programming CFD courses.

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