Course program:

 

  • 1. Basics

    • Basis of numerical heat transfer analysis 

    • Configuration of OpenFOAM environment

    • Step-by-Step training

 

  • 2. Numerical basics

    • Mesh generation

    • Failure analysis of numerical simulations 

    • Keypoints for trustful results

    • Runtime-analysis mechanism

    • Collecting data for professional post processing

  • 3. Heat transfer 

    • Overview Understanding of the source code 

    • Using / changing of OpenFOAM syntax

    • Tutorial: Application and Implementation of heat transfer modules in OpenFOAM

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  • 4. Heat conduction

    • Concept, Understanding of the source code 

    • Numerical failure analysis 

    • Variation of mesh characterics / solver settings

    • Variation of boundary conditions 

      • fixed Temperature
      • fixed heat flux
      • convective 
    • Tutorial: Heat conduction with variation of parameters

 

  • 5. Heat convection

    • Numerical concept in OpenFOAM
    • Solver / Classification

    • Turbulence models / turbulent heat fluxes

    • Influence of Prandtl number

    • Meshing and failure analysis

    • Compressible / incompressible fluids

    • Buoyant flows

    • Variation of boundary conditions 

    • Wallfunctions
    • Simulation speed up

    • Best practice guides

    • Tutorial: Practical using OpenFOAM for different exanples 

       

       

  • 6. Conjugate Heat Transfer

    • Concept and Overview

    • Basic classes and important functions

    • Best practice guide 

    • Fast case setup 

    • Coupled mesh generation

    • Tutorial: Coupling of fluid and solids for complex geometries

 

  • 7. Heat radiation

    • Theory and Implementation

    • Basic equations

    • Modeling in OpenFOAM

    • Decision of different radiation models 

    • Tutorial: Application of different radiation models / case setup

 

  • 8. Using fvOptions 

    • Simplified modeling of heat sources 

    • Model construction / runtime 

    • Numerical settings

 

  • 9. User defined problems