CFD Training online, led by an instructor with recognised OpenFOAM expertise.  Delivering most of the benefits of classroom training, without the added cost of travel.

100% open source: one-time investment in staff skills without recurring licence fees. From the Architects of OpenFOAM.

Live Virtual Training Course

Why Live Virtual Training?


  • Closest online experience to classroom and on-site training
  • Led by an instructor with recognised OpenFOAM expertise
  • Hands-on labs by remote desktop to virtual machine


  • Zero cost of travel and accommodation
  • Saves travel time: another cost of being off-site
  • Can be attended from quiet environment, e.g. home office

Remote machines were very effective


The setup with video conferencing and remote machines was very effective due to the high level of organization of the CFD Direct team.

D.P., Firenze, Brazil

Course is very well prepared


A very good course for understanding OpenFOAM. The instructor is very good at this and the course is very well prepared. The printed material is very helpful.

P.G., Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Greatly enhanced my understanding


The programming course greatly enhanced my understanding of OpenFOAM. The course materials were very carefully developed… I am now in a position to develop my own tailored OpenFOAM applications.

J.P., Caldera USA

Smooth and comprehensive management


The live virtual training was very well structured and I picked up a lot of excellent procedures. I was also very impressed by the smooth and comprehensive management of the training.

F.C., Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium


Materials and tools

  • 150 page, colour Course Manual (hard copy)
  • Hands-on learning using cloud CFD
  • Requires desktop/laptop and internet connection

Technical requirements

  • Presentation/audio uses Zoom
  • Installation of video/audio client, instructions provided
  • Installation of remote desktop client, instructions provided


  • Courses are scheduled to accommodate multiple time zones
  • Attendance is not restricted by participant’s location
  • E.g. a course on Asian time can be attended from Finland