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CFD with OpenFOAM online course
 
imagen 06/08/2021
Next edition September 10th, 2021
 

CFD with OpenFOAM online course

The content of the course is 60 hours, and the maximum time to complete it is 3 months. At the end of the course an aptitude certificate will be issued to the students.

CFD with OpenFOAM course includes manuals and exercises. Each exercise includes written instructions and a videotutorial. The software OpenFOAM is available for free at www.openfoam.org. Our website has chat, forums, remote desktop connection, video conferencing, internal mail, etc. The teachers (M.I. Lamas and C.G. Rodriguez) have an extensive experience in CFD and OpenFOAM and papers in important international journals.


Contents:

Chapter 1: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
(This chapter includes a 33 pages text)


1.1 Introduction
1.2 Discretization process
            1.2.1 Spatial discretization of the domain
            1.2.2 Standard transport equation and equation discretization
1.3 Solution of discretized equations
1.4 Relaxation factors
 

Chapter 2: Introduction to OpenFOAM
(This chapter includes a 43 pages text about OpenFOAM for Linux and a 43 pages text about OpenFOAM for Windows)

2.1 Introduction
2.2 Installation of OpenFOAM under Linux, Windows and Mac OS
            2.2.1 Installation under Linux
            2.2.2 Installation under Windows and Mac OS
2.3 States of a simulation in OpenFOAM
            2.3.1 Preprocessing
            2.3.2 Solving
            2.3.3 Postprocessing
2.4 Files and folders needed to execute a simulation
            2.4.1 Tutorials
            2.4.2 Solvers
2.5 Execution of a simulation

 
Chapter 3: Postprocessing an OpenFOAM simulation
(This chapter includes a 20 pages text about OpenFOAM for Linux and a 20 pages text about OpenFOAM for Windows)

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Postprocessing with ParaView
3.3 Postprocessing with other software packages

 
Chapter 4: Mesh generation for OpenFOAM
(This chapter includes a 16 pages text about OpenFOAM for Linux and a 16 pages text about OpenFOAM for Windows)

4.1 Introduction
4.2 Generation of a mesh
            4.2.1 Generation of a mesh using OpenFOAM
            4.2.2 Generation of a mesh using other software packages

 
Chapter 5: Physical models included in OpenFOAM
(This chapter includes a 10 pages text about OpenFOAM for Linux and a 10 pages text about OpenFOAM for Windows)

5.1 Introduction
5.2 Solvers included in OpenFOAM
5.3 Tutorials included in OpenFOAM
5.4 Utilities included in OpenFOAM
5.5 Libraries included in OpenFOAM

 
Chapter 6: Discretization schemes and solution controls in OpenFOAM
(This chapter includes a 11 pages text about OpenFOAM for Linux and a 11 pages text about OpenFOAM for Windows)

6.1 Introduction
6.2 Discretization schemes
            6.2.1 Temporal schemes
            6.2.2 Gradient schemes
            6.2.3 Divergence schemes
            6.2.4 Laplacian schemes
            6.2.5 Interpolation schemes
            6.2.6 Surface normal gradient schemes
            6.2.7 Flux calculation
6.3 Solution controls
            6.3.1 Solvers
            6.3.2 PISO and SIMPLE controls
            6.3.3 Relaxation factors


Chapter 7: Parallelization in OpenFOAM
(This chapter includes a 10 pages text about OpenFOAM for Linux and a 10 pages text about OpenFOAM for Windows)

7.1 Introduction
7.2 Decomposition of a mesh
7.3 Running a solver in parallel
7.4 Postprocessing
 

Capítulo 8: Convergence in OpenFOAM
(This chapter includes a 14 pages text)

8.1 Introduction
8.2 Graphical representation of residuals
8.3 Mesh
8.4 Time step
8.5 Initial conditions
8.6 Discretization schemes
8.7 Under-relaxation factors
8.8 Solvers

Chapter 9: Structure of an OpenFOAM solver
(This chapter includes a 45 pages text about OpenFOAM for Linux and a 45 pages text about OpenFOAM for Windows)

9.1 Introduction
9.2 Discretization of the transport equations
9.3 Structure of an OpenFOAM solver
9.4 Examples of OpenFOAM solvers
   9.5.1 scalarTransportFoam solver
   9.5.2 laplacianFoam solver
   9.5.3 icoFoam solver
   9.5.4 interFoam solver
   9.5.5 buoyantPimpleFoam solver
9.6 Turbulent solvers   


Chapter 10: Development of an own solver in OpenFOAM
(This chapter includes a 22 pages text about OpenFOAM for Linux and a 22 pages text about OpenFOAM for Windows)

10.1 Introduction
10.2 Modification of a solver
10.3 Development of a new solver
 

Chapter 11: Additional resources to learn OpenFOAM

(This chapter includes a 6 pages text about OpenFOAM for Linux and a 6 pages text about OpenFOAM for Windows)

11.1 Introduction
11.2 CFD online forum
11.3 OpenFOAM manuals and OpenFOAM user guides
11.4 OpenFOAM exercises and tutorials


OpenFOAM EXERCISES (BASIC LEVEL):

OpenFOAM exercise 1: Mesh creation (4 pages about OpenFOAM for Linux and 4 pages about OpenFOAM for Windows)
OpenFOAM exercise 2: Mesh of a plate (9 pages about OpenFOAM for Linux and 9 pages about OpenFOAM for Windows)
OpenFOAM exercise 3: Conversion of Fluent format to OpenFOAM format (4 pages about OpenFOAM for Linux and 4 pages about OpenFOAM for Windows)
OpenFOAM exercise 4: Transient laminar flow in a duct (8 pages about OpenFOAM for Linux and 8 pages about OpenFOAM for Windows)
OpenFOAM exercise 5: Steady laminar flow in a duct (5 pages about OpenFOAM for Linux and 5 pages about OpenFOAM for Windows)
OpenFOAM exercise 6: Steady heating of a solid wall (5 pages about OpenFOAM for Linux and 5 pages about OpenFOAM for Windows)
OpenFOAM exercise 7: Development of an own solver. Steady heating of a solid wall with internal energy generation (8 pages about OpenFOAM for Linux and 8 pages about OpenFOAM for Windows)
OpenFOAM exercise 8: Development of an own solver. Transient level-set reinitialization (13 pages about OpenFOAM for Linux and 13 pages about OpenFOAM for Windows)


OpenFOAM EXERCISES (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)


OpenFOAM exercise 9: Channel (15 pages)
OpenFOAM exercise 10: Oven (15 pages)
OpenFOAM exercise 11: Natural convection (18 pages)
OpenFOAM exercise 12: Combustion (19 pages)
OpenFOAM exercise 13: Moving mesh (12 pages)
OpenFOAM exercise 14: Representation of residuals and forces (9 pages)
OpenFOAM exercise 15: Development of an own solver. Moving heat source (15 pages)


Link: CFD with OpenFOAM online course

 
   
 
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