OpenFOAM Open Day 2018

The OpenFOAM Foundation is pleased to announce the OpenFOAM Open Day 2018.

  • Date: Wednesday 19th September 2018, 10:00 – 16:00 UK time.
  • Free meeting for the supporters of OpenFOAM who manage and maintain the software, contribute new developments and provide funding. 
  • Free live stream worldwide to OpenFOAM users and CFD managers who register using a recognised company email address.
  • Videos of talks freely available to those who were unable to attend.

What is the OpenFOAM Open Day?

The OpenFOAM Foundation manages and maintains OpenFOAM so that it can always be freely downloaded and installed, and is robust, usable and extensible.  Thousands of users depend on the OpenFOAM Foundation to sustain OpenFOAM — from industry, academia and research institutes, to consultancy companies, cloud, SAAS and HPC providers. 

The OpenFOAM Open Day addresses the sustainable development of OpenFOAM, bringing together talks and discussion from:

Presentations (uploaded November 2018)

10h10-10h50What is Sustainable Development?Chris GreenshieldsCFD Direct
10h55-11h25Managing ComplexityHenry WellerCFD Direct
11h55-12h25Reactions and Kinetics in OpenFOAM 6Francesco ContinoBURN Research, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
12h30-13h00Redesigning OpenFOAMWill BainbridgeCFD Direct
13h50-14h20Contributing to OpenFOAMJuho PeltolaVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
14h25-14h55Funding OpenFOAM with the Process ConsortiumGeorg SkillasEvonik Industries AG
15h15-15h45Plan for Sustainable DevelopmentChris GreenshieldsCFD Direct

Who should attend?

  • Everyone with an interest in the sustainability of OpenFOAM should attend the meeting.
  • As well as users, this includes managers in organisations that are commercially dependent on their use of OpenFOAM.


How do I attend?

  • In person: OpenFOAM’s contributors, supporters and maintainers, and event sponsors, will be invited to attend the event in person.
  • By live video stream: please register using the form below, using a ** recognised company email address **.  Depending on demand, registrations for online streaming may be limited and available on a first come, first served basis.