Introduction to hydraulic modelling with OpenFOAM

  • 12 Nov 2019
  • 09:45 - 17:30
  • Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft, room B1
Western Europe
Delft, The Netherlands

Computational Fluid Dynamics has arisen as a cost-effective alternative to conventional physical modelling, yet the point is on accuracy and modelling challenges. This workshop presents an introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM, a powerful open-source tool.

Some theoretical basics on three-dimensional flow modeling will be provided, but the seminar will mainly focus on practical modelling aspects of an energy dissipator. Participants will be provided with materials to download so that they can configure and run their first OpenFOAM cases. The workshop covers: software installation, case structure and parametrization, meshing strategies, boundary conditions definition, simulation run and postprocessing.

About the speaker

Arnau Bayon
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Hydraulic Engineering and Environment

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
Twitter: @ArnauBayon

Dr. Arnau Bayon was born in Valencia, Spain, and is MSc Degree in Hydraulics Engineering and Environment from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) and MSc Degree in Fluid Mechanics from the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Belgium) and PhD in Water Engineering and Environment from UPV. His PhD Thesis dealt with the numerical-experimental modeling of hydraulic structures, focusing on the use, development and validation of the open source code OpenFOAM. During his PhD, he conducted stays in Portugal, collaborating with Dr. Jorge Matos at Instituto Superior Tecnico, and Finland, with a scholarship awarded by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology.

Currently, he combines his research on aerated flows in hydraulic structures with his teaching activity as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Environment of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain). His teaching activity focuses on several courses on Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Structures and Pollutant Dispersion.


Free registration under: SecretariatWSE@un-ihe.org

Limited number of attendees: 30

Required: attendees must bring their own laptops


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