PRETREF project workshop

Date: Wed Oct 16th 2019

Venue: Zebrastraat 32, Ghent (conference room Nick Ervinck)

Practical information


Morning session

  • 10 am - 10.15 am: Introduction to PRETREF project
  • 10.15 am - 10.45 am: PRETREF project outcome
  • 10.45 am - 11.45 am: Interactive poster session (combined with coffee)
  • 11.45 am - noon: PRETREF-OpenFOAM repository

Lunch break (noon - 1pm)

Afternoon session

  • 1 pm – 1.30 pm: High-level introduction to HPC-UGent (given by the HPC team)
  • 1.30 pm – 2 pm: PRETREF-OpenFOAM work on VSC Tier-1
  • 2.00 pm – 3.15 pm: Hands-on session on the use of the PRETREF-OpenFOAM repository on HPC
  • 3.15 pm – 3.30 pm: Coffee break
  • 3.30 pm – 5 pm: Hands-on session on the use of the PRETREF-OpenFOAM repository on HPC

Hands-on sessions

Participants to the afternoon hands-on-sessions:

  • are required to bring their own laptop, which can be connected to the WiFi (eduroam)
  • must have an active VSC account and a working public/private ssh key pair (the account must be in place at the very latest the day before the workshop). Please follow the instructions in order to request a VSC account and correctly set up a connection with an ssh key pair as described in
  • Some prior knowledge on the use of HPC is preferable. For documentation see

Workshop Material

About the project

PRETREF (PREdiction of Turbulent REactive Flows, see also is a GOA-project funded by UGent, aiming to develop a flexible, open source Large-Eddy Simulations (LES) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code, based on the OpenFOAM platform, for multi-scale modelling of several multidisciplinary applications.

The main applications investigated within the project include bio-systems, chemical processes, internal combustion engines, turbulent steady spray flames, fire dynamics and fire forecasting.

The UGent departments involved include:
• Department of Data analysis and mathematical modelling (BIOMATH)
• Internet Technology and Data Science Lab (IDLab)
• Department of Structural Engineering
• Laboratory for Chemical Technology (LCT)