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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 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