OpenFOAM Lagrangian Particle Tracking

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The training can be attended on site or online.

Online participants can participate via Google Hangouts (a Google account is required). The hangout link will be sent to you before the event begins. Training materials will be mailed to all online participants in advance in hard copy.


1. Basics

  • Basics of numerical Simulation using Lagrangian Particle Tracking (LPT)
  • Configuration of OpenFOAM environment

2. Numerical simulation of particle laden flows

  • Governing equations
  • 1/2 and 4 way coupling
  • Model build up
  • Mesh requirements
  • Variation of OpenFOAM settings
  • Runtime-Analysis
  • PostProcessing of the results

3. Numerical implementation in OpenFOAM

  • Overview of paricle classes
  • Understanding of the source code
  • Using OpenFOAM Syntax
  • Tutorial: Simulation of simple particle laden flows in OpenFOAM
4. Coupling Euler / LPT in OpenFOAM

  • Concept of implentation and usage
  • Numerical failure analysis / mesh settings
  • Solversettings for simulation speed up
  • Variation of particle properties
  • Tutorial: Implementation of a new Euler-Lagrange solver


5. Usage of LPT algorithmn

  • Application of the implemented solver
  • Running the solver / steady and transient eulerian fluid
  • Variation of boundary conditions and particle properties
  • Best practice guides
  • Simulation speed up
  • Tutorials: Practial usage for different examples


  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • lunch break (one hour)
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
All times between April and October are Central European Summer Time (CEST) and Central European Time (CET) otherwise. If desired and with the consent of all participants, the above times may be deviated from.


The course materials are written in English and the course is usually conducted in English. If all participants agree, it is also possible to switch to the German language.


Drinks and refreshments will be provided for on-site participants. Lunch on each day of the event is included in the price. You will find directions and recommendations for hotels above under the link "Locations".

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