7th OpenFOAM Conference 2019

7th OpenFOAM Conference 2019
Berlin, Germany
15 Oct 2019 to 17 Oct 2019
CFD, Multiphysics


Dirk de Beer, Motorsport  

Dirk de Beer, Motorsport
F1 CFD: How did we get into this mess and how do we get out of it?

Prof. Hrvoje Jasak  

Prof. Hrvoje Jasak, Chair of Turbo-machinery of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at University of Zagreb
Dancing Meshes: Past and Present of Dynamic Mesh Support in OpenFOAM

Prof. Francisco Chinesta


Prof. Francisco Chinesta, ESI Group Chair Professor at ENSAM ParisTech & ESI Group Scientific Director
From Reduced Physics-Based to Data-Driven Empowered Computational Fluid Mechanics

ESI OpenCFD is pleased to announce the 7th Annual OpenFOAM Conference. This event gives a unique opportunity to participate in the current and future Governance of OpenFOAM, and to interact with users and developers across the community.

Who should attend?                                                                                                                                                                                                    This is the OpenFOAM primary event in all areas of CFD applications and Process integration; useful for CFD engineers, Managers, IT specialists, Developers, Consultants, Researchers, Students, those seeking Continuing Professional Development hour-creditation.

Meet the Experts (October 15th and 16th)

Several sessions are available during the two day conference for short one-to-one meetings with key developers to OpenFOAM - book your session before Thursday 10th October via the booking form which will be available on this website soon.

Additional Workshops (October 17th)

  • Applications Best Practices (morning)
  • Optimisation in OpenFOAM (morning)
  • OpenFOAM made Easy with Visual-CFD (afternoon)
  • Opensource simulation with OpenFOAM and Scilab (afternoon)

Flashback: Past OpenFOAM Conferences


OpenFOAM trademark is owned by ESI-OpenCFD

Six years ago in April 2013, ESI premiered the OpenFOAM Conference in Frankfurt, Germany with more than 200 participants from all parts of the world. With a mix of about 35 industrial speakers from Automotive, Chemical, Aerospace, Biotechnologies, Marine, Coastal Engineering etc., the event brought OpenFOAM creators and OpenFOAM users together to exchange and share their ideas and knowledge about OpenFOAM. Attendee numbers increased even more at our second and  third OpenFOAM User Conference 2014 in Berlin and 2015 in Stuttgart and also the fourth event, held in October 2016 in Cologne and the fifth event, held in October 2017 in Wiesbaden, was again extremely well received by the worldwide OpenFOAM community. The 6th OpenFOAM Conference, held in October 2018 in Hamburg,  focused on Aerodynamics and Optimisation, continuing themes on Aeroacoustics, Multiphase, Fire Modeling, Environment, High Performance Computing, Overset and Meshing and OpenFOAM Technology. For the first time we offered the community a "Meet the Experts" session and take the chance to talk to one of our developers, which was very well visited.

What do the attendees from former OpenFOAM Conferences have to say?

Another great event, that made clear the commitment of industry with OpenFOAM and the efforts made by ESI / OpenCFD to motivate and take in all the community. Together we don't have to choose between doing more or better. Cooperation is the key to do much more and far better.

 J. Miguel Nobrega, University of Minho

The overall organization was excellent. The conference is the perfect spotlight to meet industry and users in a small and cozy environment. It is also the perfect opportunity to get to know new developments done by the developers and the community.

Joel Guerrero, Wolf Dynamics

The OpenFOAM User Conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet and exchange with the OpenFOAM makers, development and user community - A conference to attend!

Gilles Reichling, Goodyear


The conference is very enlightening and got to learn the new developments happening in CFD world.

Kunal Chaudhary, Roche PVT


The conference is for me a very good chance to meet and chat with people involved in OpenFOAM. Thank you!

Michael Ceniga, Sobriety


This was one of the best conferences I ever visited.

Rok Lapuh, Private


It was a very diverse collection of unique problem solving techniques from different standpoints (industries, universities), all contributing to the open-source community.

Nandana Varchasvi, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

I really appreciate the wide variety of industrial applications covered during each session

Dr. Caterina Tribuzi, Nova Analysis snc

Very interesting presentations and good opportunity of meeting people from other industries / academics and seeing what they do with OpenFOAM

Marutha Muthu Venkatraman, Lloyd's Register Consulting - Energy AS

I got a lot of insight and collaborations opportunities form the community

Francisco Tovar, RMIT University

The event was very good. It keeps you well informed about what is going on in the world of OpenFOAM and what is to come next

Stefanie Schiffler, P+Z Engineering GmbH

It was the perfect occasion to meet the OpenFOAM community leaders along with other users to exchange great ideas for the future of CFD.

Johannes Probst, SimScale

The 2nd OpenFOAM User Conference was a great chance to know and exchange experiences and knowledge with the rest of OpenFOAM community. We need it every year regularly. The community is growing up!

Andrea Penza, TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH

A great opportunity to meet colleagues and interact with the ESI-OpenCFD team.

Tom Fahner, Actiflow B.V.

Thank you for the well organized conference.

Oscar Van Straten, Damen Schelde

At early stages of using OpenFOAM, but we will understand better our requirements with regard to OpenFOAM as we use it within our projects.

Colin Hatch, Aerotex UK