OpenFOAM user meeting

The HPC-UGent team is organising an OpenFOAM user meeting, where research groups using the popular open source CFD software on the VSC infrastructure can showcase their work, and collaborate on best practices for using it on HPC clusters.


  • 10am: welcome
  • 10.15am: showcase presentations by experienced OpenFOAM/VSC users
    • (more details later)
  • 12pm - 1pm: lunch
  • 1pm: best practices training session + hands-on
    • using the centrally available OpenFOAM installations (picking a version, etc.)
    • workflow (e.g. meshing up front vs meshing in the job itself, etc.)
    • scaling aspects
    • compiling and using own solvers on top of the centrally provided OpenFOAM installations
    • ...

 The final agenda is to be confirmed.

If you would like to actively participate by presenting your work with OpenFOAM, please contact

Feedback and suggestions are also welcome via

Practical information & registration

  • date: Wednesday September 13th 2017, 10am - 5pm
  • venue: Multimedia room in building S9 at campus Sterre (Krijgslaan 281), Ghent University

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required for practical purposes.

Coffee, water & a sandwich lunch will be provided free of charge.

Register here