New edition of the IHFOAM course, this time in London
Friday, 22 May 2015 17:38

New edition of the IHFOAM course, this time in London


We are very proud to announce a new edition of the IHFOAM course, this time at Ferrovial Agroman UK Ltd headquarters at London, between June 9th and 12th.

IHFOAM is an advanced numerical model. What makes it different from the rest of OpenFOAM solvers is a wide collection of boundary conditions that handle wave generation and active absorption at the boundaries. Moreover, the most recent version allows the calculation of flow through porous media, with which rubble mound breakwaters can be simulated.

Active wave absorption has been programmed to work simultaneously with the wave generation to absorb any incident waves on the boundaries in 2D or 3D. These features do not increase the computational cost noticeably, and there is no need to extend the numerical domain, as it occurs with relaxation zones. Moreover, they allow for longer and more stable simulations without increasing water level or agitation.

Currently the model can be applied to solve structures, both static and dynamic (floating structures). Some examples that have been simulated include: wave interaction with vertical and rubble mound breakwaters, ships, offshore foundations, dam and spillway simulations, open channel flow, etc... Needless to say, a thorough validation with well-known laboratory tests has been carried out and is published in Coastal Engineering.

The training course covers everything from the very basic skills needed to learn to use OpenFOAM, to all sorts of advanced techniques, and tutorial cases not included in the materials released for free, namely:

-       Residual monitoring

-       Video rendering

-       Runtime sampling

-       Sampling with Paraview

-       Dynamic mesh refinement

-       Moving and deforming meshes

-       Creating and compiling solvers/libraries/utilities

The following case studies will be cover during the course:

-       Numerical wave tank set-up: wave generation and active wave absorption

-       Wave run-up on a beach

-       Wave interaction with vertical breakwaters

-       Wave interaction with rubble-mound breakwaters

-       Hydraulic flow simulation: open channel flow

-       Sloshing tank by means of mesh movement

-       6DOF Floating Body Dynamics

The course includes a live-USB, training materials, specially designed pre-processing and post-processing tools, guidelines for using the model in coastal and offshore applications and a great number of benchmark cases to solve.

You can find the complete model capabilities, along with the course details and the registration form in the following website:

The course will be held at Ferrovial Agroman UK Ltd headquarters, 10th Floor, BSI Building, 389

Chiswick High Road, London, between June 9th and 12th.

Please be aware that the places are limited and the deadline for registration is June 1st.

Discount rates are available for academic institutions and when enrolling also in the IH2VOF (June 8th, course.

Please note that participants are requested to bring their own laptops and ensure that they are able to boot using a Live USB.

We look forward to seeing you in London.

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