28 April 2022
Europe/Prague timezone

The National Competence Centers in HPC of the Czech Republic and Turkey are inviting you to the jointly developed tutorial High Performance CFD using OpenFOAM.

The tutorial provides an introduction to the widely used OpenFOAM open source package for CFD simulations on HPC infrastructure. Problem solving methods for both the implementation of user boundary conditions into OpenFOAM and turbulence models will be presented in detail.

Introduction & Running OpenFOAM in parallel on HPC infrastructure

We will make an introduction to the basics of OpenFOAM solvers. We will explain fundamental numerical aspects of OpenFoam solver and present OpenFOAM solvers for different applications with some demonstrations.

OpenFOAM - The basics for fast and accurate solutions

The lecture shows the possibility of converting data from commercial ANSYS Fluent code to OpenFOAM environment, setting initial and boundary conditions on standard benchmark - Mixing elbow. Comparison of the solution on three types of meshes, (tetrahedra, tetrahedral with inflation, polyhedral) and implementation of the boundary conditions using codeStream will also be part of the talk.

Introduction to turbulence models

The lecture is focused on the elementary theory of fluid flow and the mathematical model of fluid flow. The fundamental set of differential equations describing fluid flow is outlined, and problems of turbulent flow are introduced. Next, the existing possibilities of turbulent flow modelling are discussed. The problem of validation and verification of numerical simulation of flow is outlined at the end.




beginner / intermediate 


13:00 - 14:00 Running OpenFOAM in parallel on HPC infrastructure

14:00 - 14:15 Comfort Break

14:15 - 15:15 Implementation of user boundary condition into OpenFOAM

15:15 - 16:15 Introduction of the turbulence models

16:15 - 16:45 Access to HPC resources of Turkey and Czech Republic

16:45 - 17:00 Q&A and closing


Nilay Sezer Uzol, Ph.D. is an Assoc. Prof. Dr. at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. She received her MS and PhD from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Penn-State University, PA, USA in 2006. She also had a High-Performance Computing Graduate Minor from the Institute for High Performance Computing Applications, PA, USA in 2001. Her research areas are Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, High Performance Computing, and Wind Energy. (https://user.metu.edu.tr/~nuzol/)

Dr. Mehmet Karaca is currently working as a Lecturer at the Middle East Technical University, Aerospace Engineering Department in Ankara. His research interests focus on numerical methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics, multiphase reacting flows and atmospheric dispersion of hazardous release.

Tomáš Brzobohatý, Ph.D. is the Deputy Head of the Parallel Algorithm Research Laboratory and a senior researcher at IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center. His research interest includes development of scalable algorithms for large-scale engineering problems and scientific computing in the fields of structural mechanics, nonlinear problems, mechanical contact problems, acoustic problems, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and fluid-structure interaction. He is the author or co-author of more than 30 publications including papers in journals with impact factor. He has long-term experience with team leadership both in the area of cooperation with industry and in the area of software tool development in the field of computational science.

Tomáš Blejchař Ph.D. studied hydraulic and pneumatic systems at university, and his masters thesis was focused on numerical modelling of turbulent flow. He continued his studies, completing a PhD in the simulation of unsteady flow and sound propagation in hydraulic valves. He then went on to work as a CFD specialist at the ORGREZ company, and as an assistant professor at the Department of Hydromechanics and Hydraulic Equipment at VSB. Since 2012 he has been a member of IT4I as a junior researcher, and later as a researcher. Since 2018 he has been an associate professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He is interested in numerical modelling of flow and experimental measurements, especially pumps, combustion, and energy harvesting from oscillating flow.

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This event was supported by the EuroCC project. This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 951732. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Germany, Bulgaria, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro. This project has received funding from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (ID:MC2101).


This course is provided free of charge.

Only registered participants will receive the Zoom link.

Please note the time zones the course is held:

Apr 28, 2022 12:50 PM CET Prague Czech Republic

Apr 28, 2022 13:50 PM GMT+3 Ankara Turkey