2nd German OpenFoam User meetiNg 2018 (GOFUN 2018)

organized by the

  • Institute of Scientific Computing, TU Braunschweig
  • Institute of Modelling & Simulation, Univ. Rostock
  • Institute of Fluid Dynamics & Ship Theory, TU Hamburg
  • silentdynamics, Rostock

21/22 February 2018 - TU Braunschweig

  • Wednsday 21.02.2018 Workshop/talks
  • Thursday 22.02.2018 Community tutorials

The German OpenFOAM User meetiNg (GOFUN) is intended to advance the ideas and philosophy of OpenFOAM. It is an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas between users from Germany and abroard.


With thanks to our sponsors the workshop is free of charge. Nevertheless, in order to allow a thorough organization, registration is mandatory before 16 February, 2018.

To register, please visit the registration web-page


Download the complete Agenda/Timetable (updated 19 February, 2018 change in the tutorial rooms)

Conference Day, Wednesday 21st February 2018

Location: Haus der Wissenschaften, Braunschweig, Germany

Time Event
10:30-11:00 Registration Desk open
Register before 11 February, 2018 via the above link
11:00-11:05 Welcome
11:05-12:45 Session I
  • Thoms Schumacher (engys): Adaptive Mesh Refinement for External Aerodynamics
  • Fabian Rösler (Audi AG): External aerodynamics with rotating wheels
  • Johann Turnow (silentdynamics): Efficient Heat Transfer simulation
  • Holger Marschall (TU Darmstadt): Development of Sharp and Diffuse Interface Methods for Two-Phase DNS using OpenFOAM
12:45-13:35 Lunch (Mesna, not incl.)
13:35-14:50 Session II
  • Janek Meyer (Yacht Research Unit Kiel): Solver development for the simulation of scour around offshore foundations in waves
  • Matthias Schramm (IWES Fraunhofer): OpenFOAM in wind energy
  • Henry Plischka (Uni Rostock): Gas dispersion in atmospheric boundary layers
12:45-13:35 Coffee break
15:10-16:25 Session III
  • Charles Mockett (CFD Software E+F, Berlin): Recent DES results for aerodynamic and aeroacoustic applications in OpenFOAM
  • Christos Kapellos (Volkswagen AG): Adjoint aeroacoustic optimization
  • Tilo Laufer (Takata AG): Surface tracking method for solid propellant burning procedure in inflator relevant applications
16:25-16:40 Coffee break
16:40-17:55 Session IV
  • Georg Klepp (HS Ostwestfalen-Lippe): Impinging Jet Flow with Different SST-Turbulence Models
  • Gerasimos Chourdakis (TU München): Couple OpenFOAM with any other solver using preCICE
  • Hannes Kröger (silentdynamics): Automization of simulation workflows
17:55-18:00 Welcome
18:30-open end Social event

Community Day, Thursday 22nd February 2018

Location: Informatikzentrum, Mühlenpfordtstr.23, Braunschweig, Germany

Time Event
09:30-11:00 Community tutorials I (parallel)
  • Automation of OpenSource CAE Software (Hannes Kröger, silentdynamics) Room M161
  • Particle simulation with OpenFOAM (Robert Kasper, University of Rostock) Room M812
  • Linear Solvers & Preconditioners(Thorsten Grahs, TU Braunschweig) Room M826
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 Community tutorials II (parallel)
  • Resistance and Propulsion Simulations (Hannes Kröger, silentdynamics) Room M161
  • Adjoint theory & Solver in OpenFOAM (Christos Kapellos, Volkswagen Research) Room M812
  • Heat transfer in OpenFOAM (Johann Turnow, silentdynamics) Room M826
13:00 Closing



Training courses

Check out our OpenFOAM training courses hosted by the FOAMacademy

Further informations

      • Talks GOFUN_2017 
      • Talks NOFUN_2016 
      • Talks NOFUN_2015 
      • Talks NOFUN_2014 
      • Aim/intent
        The intent of the meeting is to provide an opportunity to meet and discuss/exchange ideas with OpenFOAM users from the german region. Hereby, the extent of the german region is defined by the participants.
        The contents of the meeting is based on contributed presentations and discussions by the participants.If you intent to give a talk please note this together with the title in the registration form.

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