2 Day Workshop on OpenFOAM

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching

November 13th, 2021 to November 14th, 2021

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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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 (Free/Libre and Open Source Software for Education) project at IIT Bombay (https://fossee.in) has been promoting OpenFOAM, and other FLOSS, such as ChemCollective Virtual Lab, Biopython, Avogadro, UCSF Chimera, CellDesigner, Jmol Application, Scilab, Python, eSim, Osdag, OpenModelica, R, Drupal and Linux, and open source hardware, such as Arduino and OpenPLC. The FOSSEE Project is funded by NMEICT, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.

Methodology of the Workshop

The workshop will be for 2 days, around 6 hrs of lectures/hands-on sessions on each day. An additional installation help session will be conducted a day before the workshop, which will also include a session introducing the participants to the basic Linux commands. The workshop will be conducted using a mix of pre-recorded spoken tutorial videos with side-by-side learning and live lectures/demonstrations. Practice problems/assignments will also be provided after every topic followed by discussions on them to get a good understanding of each topic.

All participants will get the OpenFOAM software installation support prior to the workshop, Spoken Tutorials on OpenFOAM software, video recording of all lectures and several solved problems. Using these, all those who are interested in conducting OpenFOAM workshops by themselves, can do so.  They will also get an opportunity to contribute towards the collaborative content creation activity of the FOSSEE Project.

Benefits of the Workshop

  • Installation help from FOSSEE, IIT Bombay Team.
  • In-depth understanding of basic spoken tutorials on OpenFOAM.
  • Q/A session with faculty members of IIT Bombay.
  • e-Certificate for attending the 2-day OpenFOAM workshop.

Course content

The training will help learners in using the OpenFOAM software to simulate basic CFD problems.

  1. Setting up a case in OpenFOAM
  2. Creating 2D and 3D geometry and mesh in OpenFOAM
  3. Simulating Hagen-Poiseuille flow through a pipe using OpenFOAM
  4. Basic post-processing using ParaView
  5. Turbulence modelling in OpenFOAM
  6. Heat transfer in OpenFOAM

In addition to the above, participants will get exposure to discuss/ask questions to the faculty members of IIT, Bombay.

Teaching Faculty

  • Prof. Janani S Murallidharan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • Prof. Manaswita Bose, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • FOSSEE and Spoken Tutorial Teams, 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 2-day workshop on OpenFOAM will be conducted on 13 November and 14 November 2021. Each day will have an online interactive/ hands-on session from 10 am to 5 pm.

An installation help session will be conducted for participants who have difficulty installing OpenFOAM on their systems. This online session will be conducted on 12 November 2021.
The installation help session will also include a session introducing the participants to the basic Linux commands used in OpenFOAM. The participants will also be receiving a document on the same before the workshop.

Criteria for Certification

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

Course Fee


Course Fee


₹ 600 (inclusive of GST)

Academic Staff/Faculty

₹ 1100 (inclusive of GST)


₹ 3200 (inclusive of GST)

Please note that the registration fee once paid is neither refundable nor adjustable under any circumstances.

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 registration form will be available until 09 November 2021, 4:00 pm.


Not applicable


  • As the workshop is conducted online, it is mandatory to have a laptop and a working internet connection with good bandwidth.
  • OpenFOAM works on a Linux environment and all participants are expected to know the basic Linux commands. If not, attending the session on basic Linux commands on 12 November 2021 is mandatory.

Technical Requirements:

  • It is mandatory to have OpenFOAM v6 or v1912 or higher 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: 10 64-bit (Requires WSL; installation tutorial available in 3 parts. Part-1, Part-2, Part-3).
    • Windows: 32/64-bit Vista/7/8/10 (Requires Ubuntu installed via VirtualBox; installation sheet available here-Page 2).
    • 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+ (Installation sheet available here).
    • macOS: 10.3.3 or newer (Installation sheet available here-Page 14).

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OpenFOAM® and OpenCFD® are registered trademarks of OpenCFD Limited, the producer of OpenFOAM software. All registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

This offering is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited, the producer of the OpenFOAM software and the owner of the OpenFOAM® and OpenCFD® trademarks.

FOSSEE and NMEICT are not associated with OpenCFD.

Address For Communication

Mahendra Parmar,
Sr. Project Manager, ESOS Project
Department of CSE, Kanwal Rekhi Building,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Mumbai - 400 076.
Email: eoutreach@it.iitb.ac.in
Website - www.it.iitb.ac.in/nmeict