'Meet & Greet' Session on OpenFOAM for engineering colleges across India
Date: 29th April & 9th May 2022
The CFD-OpenFOAM team, FOSSEE, IIT Bombay, led by Prof. Janani Srree Murallidharan introduced OpenFOAM, its capabilities and advantages to faculty members, research scholars and students all over India. It was an interactive session wherein the participants cleared their doubts related to OpenFOAM and queries on collaboration with the OpenFOAM team, IIT Bombay. The team presented the opportunities and participation options for students and faculty members in the OpenFOAM project in detail. They were also given a brief about the activities of the FOSSEE Project of IIT Bombay.
OpenFOAM Beginners' Workshop conducted online in September 2020
131 engineers were trained by CFD, FOSSEE, IIT Bombay. The workshop was conducted in a unique manner by breaking out into various classrooms. Each classroom session was conducted by 2 TAs who used OpenFOAM 7 Spoken Tutorial series to conduct the workshop. Prof. Janani Srree Murallidharan introduced the participants to the basics of CFD and OpenFOAM and also helped them understand the underlying physics behind each problem.
The workshop helped the participants to switch from Windows to Linux OS, and from a commercial CFD software to OpenFOAM. They learned the basics of OpenFOAM and committed to using opensource software in their research projects.
Advanced Workshop on Multiphase Flows using OpenFOAM conducted online in September 2020
CFD-FOSSEE team successfully conducted one of the first online Advanced Workshops on Multiphase Flows using OpenFOAM. It was actually a 1-week workshop where the participants had to work on a screening task for 5 days, and once selected, they participated in the interactive session with other participants. They were introduced to the VoF (Volume of Fluids) method and Eulerian methods in a demonstration and hands-on session conducted by the CFD team.
Faculty from IIT Bombay's Mechanical Engineering Department and Department of Energy Science and Engineering gave the theory behind the methods in their lectures and interacted with the participants. During the workshop, the participants presented their work from the screening task and later shared their experience and how immensely helpful the workshop was. Towards the end of the workshop, the participants also interacted with an industry professional and learned the applications of OpenFOAM in the real world.
It was truly a successful workshop encompassing all the gamuts of Multiphase Flow in OpenFOAM.