6th OpenFOAM Workshop

13-16 June 2011



Penn State Institute for CyberScience …from the frontiers of computing to the frontiers of discovery, leading Penn State’s research, education and outreach in multidisciplinary cyberscience. 

The mission of ICS@PSU is to advance the science of discovery through computational modeling and simulation and multi-modal data integration analysis. ICS@PSU was developed to enhance Penn State's national and international presence and stature in cyberscience by growing its foundational core and advancing its frontiers in the Environmental, Life, Materials, Social Sciences. ICS@PSU will develop and coordinate activities that engage the Penn State community.


Kitware, Inc.

Founded in 1998, Kitware is a leader in the creation and support of open-source software and is one of the fastest growing software companies in the USA. Widely recognized for our major contributions to a variety of open-source projects, we stand behind our tools by providing consulting, support and training while maintaining vibrant user communities. At Kitware, we leverage our diverse technical expertise to provide advanced solutions for a host of complex problems in fields such as medical imaging, visualization, scientific data management and computer vision.  http://www.kitware.com

Penn State ARL. As a university center of excellence in naval science and technologies, with preeminence in undersea missions and related areas, the Applied Research Laboratory provides solutions to problems in national security, economic competitiveness, and quality of life. In fulfillment of this mission the Laboratory:

  1. Performs basic and applied research, exploratory development, advanced development, and manufacturing technology in support of the Navy technology base

  2. Champions the transfer of advanced technologies and manufacturing processes, in partnership with industry and Navy research development centers, to acquisition programs and fleet operations, as well as to other government agencies and the private sector

  3. Contributes to the educational objectives, research goals, and public service outreach of  the Pennsylvania State University

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today - mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The company's Gridgen and Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CD, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), Mac and Unix, and has scripting languages that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution. More information about Gridgen and Pointwise is available at pointwise.com.

Tecplot, Inc. empowers engineers and scientists to discover, analyze, and understand information in complex data, and to effectively communicate the results to others. Founded in 1981, the company launched Tecplot, its first software product for the scientific visualization market, in 1988. With more than 45,000 users worldwide, Tecplot has since become the trusted name in data visualization.   http://www.tecplot.com/

DHCAE Tools - Makers of CastNet

DHCAE Tools offers services and modeling tools for CFD analyses.  Flagship is the CAD-geometry based pre-processing tool CastNet.  Providing advanced CFD meshing capabilities, CastNet makes complete GUI based model setups possible for many OpenFOAM® solvers.   Solver settings and boundary conditions are defined with respect to CAD geometry.   Special zones (e.g., baffle faces, porous or CHT regions) are easily addressed.  More information about CastNet is available at:  http://www.dhcae-tools.com/OpenFOAM.htm

BETA CAE Systems

BETA CAE Systems is an engineering services company that distributes & supports the industry leading ANSA & META software. ANSA is a CAE pre-processing & morphing tool for FE & CFD Analysis, for full-model build, from CAD to solver input file, in one integrated environment. META is a post-processor for analyzing results from OpenFOAM, FLUENT, ANSYS, NASTRAN, ABAQUS, LS-DYNA, PAMCRASH, RADIOSS, MADYMO & other solvers. http://www.ansa-usa.com

Intelligent Light

Intelligent Light provides post-processing, data management and big data visualization capability for CFD under the industry leading FieldView brand.  Thousands of HPC users in industry and research rely on FieldView software and services from our Applied Research Group to pursue their work with maximum productivity and effectiveness.  Our Applied Research Group provides access to the company’s deep expertise in CFD, computer science, and visualization is focused on listening to clients and delivering products and research that meet their needs.   FieldView 13 - Power and Fidelity without the wait.  FieldView 13 marries CFD data management, and the latest technology for interactive performance with all the capabilities of FieldView for high-throughput workflows, and unprecedented speed and performance.  This new FieldView it is like nothing you’ve ever seen before!   Come see it during the conference and then try FieldView 13 with your OpenFOAM solutions FREE!



ESI, world leader in virtual prototyping, has a global team of CFD engineers including specialists with several years of experience in utilization and customization of OpenFOAMR.  ESI offers a series of services to support OpenFOAM users, including customization of meshers, GUIs, solver code, utilities, and libraries for customers for specific applications in numerous industries, as well as providing robust and efficient OpenFOAM simulations through numerical expertise and in-house HPC resources.