14-15 December 2017
VŠB - Technical University Ostrava, IT4Innovations building
Europe/Prague timezone


The course provides an introduction to the OpenFOAM open source package for CFD simulations on HPC infrastructure. The participants will be guided through basic geometry and mesh generation, physical modelling, visualization and parallel computation.

Purpose of the course (benefits for the attendees)

The course provides a tour around all fundamental parts of OpenFOAM. It is useful for new users and beginners in CFD simulations by using open source code.





About the tutor

Tomáš Brzobohatý is a researcher at the Czech IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center. He is part of a team which provides services for industrial partners in the field of CFD and CSM analysis.


This training is a PRACE Training Centre (PTC) course, co-funded by the Partnership of Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE). The main web page of the course is located on the PRACE Events Portal.


VŠB - Technical University Ostrava, IT4Innovations building
Studentská 6231/1B 708 33 Ostrava–Poruba Czech Republic


Prerequisites (UPDATED)

There are no special prerequisites for the course participants. Basic knowledge of Linux usage is beneficial.

Technical prerequisites: Part of the exercises will be run on participants' own laptops in VirtualBox. Please download the training virtual machine from http://mirror.it4i.cz/cfd/ before the course.

Laptop/PC requirements: >= 30 GB free disc space, >= 4GB RAM.


Obligatory registration via the PRACE Events Portal.

Capacity and Fees

20 participants. The event is provided free of charge.


  • See the links above for how to get to the campus of  VŠB - Technical University Ostrava, and to the IT4Innovations building.

  • Documentation for IT4Innovations' computer systems is available at https://docs.it4i.cz/.