Announcement - 7th OpenFOAM® Workshop

Dear FOAMers,

on behalf of the OpenFOAM® Workshop Committee, the Darmstadt local committee would like to cordially invite you to the 7th OpenFOAM® Workshop

Date June 25-28, 2012 Darmstadtium
Venue Darmstadtium - Darmstadt, Germany (next to Frankfurt)
Organizers Center of Smart Interfaces (CSI), TU Darmstadt
Graduate School of Computational Engineering (GSCE), TU Darmstadt


Holger Marschall -

For more information, please visit the Workshop website on the Extend Community Portal, over which the 7th OpenFOAM® Workshop will be organized, on a regular basis. Alternatively, please register to the newsletter hosted there.

Program at a glance

June 25 - Training Day - For the benefit of new users and people interested in knowing the OpenFOAM® simulation platform, a Basic Training will be arranged on June 25. For more advanced users, an Advanced Training will also be organized on June 25.

June 26 and 27 - Plenary sessions, technical sessions and poster sessions will be held on June 26 and June 27. June 26 will be concluded with the workshop banquet dinner and cultural evening in a historical German castle.

June 28 - Community Day - June 28th will be dedicated to collaborative work. It will be encouraged through working group activities, Special Interest Groups (SIG) meetings, BoF sessions, clinics and plenary sessions.


The flexibility, efficiency and capabilities of OpenFOAM® technology make OpenFOAM® a powerful CFD tool to perform fundamental studies and industrial investigations of complex physical processes. This event intends to bring together its developers and users, to promote collaborative activities, exchange information and share experiences in similar areas of interest. The 7th OpenFOAM® Workshop is

  • a community forum and open discussion platform for OpenFOAM® users and developers,
  • the largest OpenFOAM® community event of the world (expected 400 participants),
  • since 2006: sustainable, community-driven and non-profit.

The workshop covers all kinds of topics related to OpenFOAM® technology and coupling of OpenFOAM® to other software:

  • Aerodynamics & Turbulence Modelling
  • Automotive, Engine Flows & Combustion
  • Turbomachinery
  • Multiphase Flow
  • Ship Hydrodynamics and Cavitation
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Chemistry & Reacting Flows
  • Compressible Flow & Aeroacoustics
  • Environmental and Atmospheric Flow
  • Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Solid & Fracture Mechanics
  • Gas Explosions & Porous Combustion
  • Multi-Physics & Multi-Region (incl. FSI)
  • Optimization & High Performance Comp. (HPC)
  • ... and many more.

Important Dates

from to (deadline)
Call for Abstracts
for oral presentations and/or posters
1st February, 2012 20th March, 2012
Notification of selected abstracts
for oral/poster presentations
1st April, 2012
Registration to Workshop 1st April, 2012 17th June, 2012
Registration to Training Courses 16th May, 2012 15th June, 2012

Important Links

Further information and updates on

  • Abstract Submission
  • Workshop Venue, travel and accomodation information
  • Registration and Payment
  • Final Program
  • Training Session Schedule

will follow...

Your OpenFOAM®-Workshop Organizing Committee


This community event is not approved or endorsed by Silicon Graphics International Corp. or the OpenFOAM® Foundation, the producer of the OpenFOAM® software and owner of the OpenFOAM® trade mark. The OpenFOAM® Workshop Organizing Committee is not affiliated with Silicon Graphics International Corp. or the OpenFOAM® Foundation. However, the committe members duly acknowledge the trademark.