OpenFOAM for Beginners- Annual

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Course Description

This course is designed for a complete beginner to OpenFOAM or even Linux. We can guarantee you that by the end of this course, you will be very much familiar with the Linux environment, OpenFOAM structures, setting up cases, meshing using snappy hex mesh, running in parallel, post-processing with ParaView, and running any medium to advance level CFD problems using OpenFOAM. All your assignments and quizzes will be carefully evaluated by the instructors and adequate feedback will be given for improvement.  

Meet the Instructors

Dr. Baris Bicer

Dr. Baris is the main instructor of the OpenFOAM course. He did two master’s degrees, MEng in Naval Architecture and Machinery Engineering from İTÜ TURKEY and Msc from Kobe University, Japan. He did his Ph.D. focusing on Multiphase flows using OpenFOAM from Kobe University, Japan. He got more than 10 years of Industrial experience in multiple domains like aerodynamics, multiphase  flows etc. He is also the Founder of Turkish OpenFOAM User’s Group

Dr. Sandeep Mouvanal

Dr. Sandeep is the course coordinator/director and also the founder of Flowthermolab. He did his master’s and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras specializing in computational fluid dynamics applied to heat transfer and multiphase flows. He has over 15 years of industrial experience in the field of CFD in various domains like electronic cooling, turbomachines, engine systems etc. 

Key information:

  • Course Content: 27 Lessons including  30+ videos, quizzes, challenges/assignments and mini projects. 
  • Mode: Learn at your pace with recorded videos. So you can enroll at any time you want. 
  • Doubt clearance: Live video call meetings (Zoom doubt clearing sessions every two weeks),  email support and forum.
  • Discussion Forum:  Apart from direct video calls, a discussion forum is available  to interact and exchange ideas with the instructors and other students
  • Total access period: 6 months from the day of enrolling.  Additional extension will be made in special cases on request. 
  • Computer requirement: Minimum 4 GB RAM and i3 processor 
  • Software: OpenFOAM and Paraview in the Linux environment. You will be taught during the course to install them. If are having windows machine you can install Linux using a virtual toolbox (explained in the course). If you have windows 10 or 11, you can directly use the Ubuntu subsystem in windows for the course. 
  • Access to the course: Once you make the payment, your login ID and password will be sent automatically via email.,

More Information

  • Learn and master OpenFOAM, Paraview, and Linux
  • Solve CFD problems using OpenFOAM for your Ms and Ph.D. thesis and also for any industrial problems.
  • To be competent in this highly demanding CFD job market and academia 
  • Engineering students pursuing BTech, Mtech or Ph.D. for their academic projects and to enhance their skills
  • CFD Engineers already working in the industry but want to learn and master a new meshing tool
  • Any fluid dynamics/aerodynamics enthusiasts
  • Professors/Lecturers who want to teach or guide their students in CFD projects
  • CAD or FEA Engineers who want to up-skill and shift their career to CFD
  • Do I get a certificate?
    Yes, when you finish all the lessons and the corresponding quizzes/assignments you will gain the course completion certificate with the date of completion.
  • Do I need a powerful workstation/computer to learn this course?
    No, a normal laptop with 4 or 8GB RAM and a decent processor (i3) is good enough for this course.
  • What if I don’t understand some portion or need to clarify some doubts?
    We will support you through emails and zoom meetings/discussion sessions to clear all doubts and questions
  • Should I know the programming of any other CFD software to learn this course? 
    No, you don’t need.
  • Is there any prerequisite? 
    The basic knowledge in fluid mechanics and CFD is required to learn OpenFOAM. If you feel you need to refresh the basics of CFD, you can enroll in our CFD foundation course and if you buy it along with OpenFOAM you will get direct 50% off. 
  • I don’t have a Linux machine, but windows, can I use it to learn OpenFOAM?

    yes, we will teach you how to install the required software to run OpenFOAM in Windows.

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Course Includes

  • 28 Lessons
  • 4 Topics
  • 19 Quizzes

Ratings and Reviews

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Ahmed Shawki
Posted 2 months ago
Excellent Course

Really, this course will guide to fully understand the basic and fundmentals of openFoam very well, thanks to great instructor and flowthermo lab

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Harshavardhan Konka
Posted 6 months ago
Top course to excel in openfoam

The course is meticulously structured, providing clear and comprehensive explanations of the fundamentals. Upon successful completion, participants gain the confidence to proficiently work with OpenFOAM.

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Raghu Karthik
Posted 7 months ago
Great Intro Course

I got familiar to openFoam easily with this course which otherwise is little tough to do self-study to get acquainted with the features of openFoam. After the course I was able to navigate the OpenFoam native tutorials and be able to use them for our own cases/problems.

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