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Tutorial Details: Massively Parallel CFD, Structural Mechanics, and More Using OpenFOAM

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 01:00 pm - 03:15 pm
Location: 402 Walter
Instructor(s): David H Porter, MSI

OpenFOAM is an open source software package which is designed to scale well on large distributed memory systems. While originally written for CFD, with its open source strategy and a large user base OpenFOAM has grown to be a general purpose finite element toolbox. This tutorial will cover the basics of using OpenFOAM to set up, solve, and view results for a variety of physical models. Techniques for running OpenFOAM on thousands of cores will be discussed. A hands-on session in 575 Walter will immediately follow this one-hour presentation.

Presentation: 1:00-2:00 in 402 Walter

Optional hands-on session: 2:15-3:15 in 575 Walter

Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: Some knowledge of the C programming language is recommended