OpenFOAM Beginner workshop on 26 September 2020

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching

Course Content Teaching Faculty Who Should Attend
Duration and Venue Criteria for Certification Course Fee
How to Apply Accommodation Note
Address For Communication

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Instructions for Enrolling in the workshop

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OpenFOAM (Open Source Field Operation and Manipulation) is an open source CFD software package developed by the OpenFOAM team at ESI and distributed by the OpenFOAM Foundation. OpenFOAM is a CFD toolbox, written in C++ and these C++ libraries are used to create executables, known as applications. The OpenFOAM distribution contains numerous solvers and utilities covering a wide range of CFD problems.

The FOSSEE project at IIT Bombay ( has been promoting OpenFOAM, and other FLOSS, such as Scilab, Python, DWSIM, eSim, Osdag, OpenModelica, R, Drupal and Linux, and open source hardware, such as Arduino and OpenPLC. FOSSEE is also funded by NMEICT, MHRD.

Methodology of the Workshop

The interested participants have to register online and pay the registration fee. The registration form will be available until 25th September 2020 4.00 pm.

The “OpenFOAM-Beginner” workshop will be 6-hours of watching relevant pre-recorded Spoken Tutorial videos with side-by-side learning, hands-on training, and interaction with experts. There will be course instructors to help you out in case you have any difficulties.

Course content

The following topics will be taught to the participants who are attending the “OpenFOAM-Beginner” workshop.

  1. Setting up a Case in OpenFOAM
  2. Creating a 2D Geometry in OpenFOAM
  3. Multi-block Meshing of a 2D Geometry
  4. Creating a 3D Pipe Geometry
  5. Simulating Hagen-Poiseuille Flow through a Pipe using OpenFOAM
  6. Basic Post-processing using ParaView
  7. Grid Resolution and Convergence in OpenFOAM

Teaching Faculty

  • Janani S Murallidharan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • FOSSEE Team, IIT Bombay

Who Should Attend

This workshop will be useful to students, faculty, and working professionals from mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering and allied fields who have knowledge of basic computational fluid dynamics (CFD) concepts.

Duration and Venue

The workshop will be conducted online on Saturday, 26 September 2020, from 10 A.M to 5 P.M

Criteria for Certification

Participation certificates will be provided to all participants after successful completion of the workshop, in an electronic form.

Course Fee


Course Fee


₹ 450

Academic Staff/Faculty

₹ 950


₹ 1950

How to Apply

The application will be strictly online, and no other mode of application will be entertained. The link for online registration is

The last date of registration is 25 September 2020, 4 p.m.


Not applicable


  • As the workshop is conducted online, it is mandatory to have a laptop and a working internet connection with good bandwidth.

Technical Requirements:

  • It is mandatory to have OpenFOAM 6 or newer version installed in the system to attend the workshop. The installation tutorial for OpenFOAM 7 on Ubuntu is available here.
  • Following operating systems can be used for installing OpenFOAM:
    • Windows: 32/64-bit Vista/7/8/10 (Requires Ubuntu installed via VirtualBox; installation sheet available here).
    • Linux: 64-bit x86 Ubuntu 16.04 or above; or 64-bit distributions of Linux including Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) v7+, CentOS v7+, Fedora v22+, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) v12+, openSuSE v13+ and Debian 8+.
    • macOS: 10.3.3 or newer.

Contact Us:

Address For Communication

Mahendra Parmar,
Sr. Project Manager, ESOS Project
Department of CSE, Kanwal Rekhi Building,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Mumbai - 400 076.
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