FOSSEE IIT Bombay provided me great opportunity to understand what CFD and OpenFOAM really is. I had the opportunity to apply OpenFOAM over INS Vikramaditya model and studied the multiphase pressure and velocity characteristics in the domain. The mentors Mr. Sathish and Ms. Deepa were very supportive. It was an overall fulfilling experience, and anyone looking for exposure should definitely apply.

- Siddhant Saraswat, Student, NITK surathkal


OpenFOAM and FOSSEE are the key to access such an complex Engineering material. When I started using OpenFOAM, every commercial software seems easy and less detail oriented. OpenFOAM gives wide access to compile and modify problem, solver and data. Best part are Video tutorial and open access to reports and case study on FOSSEE website. After learning, anybody can contribute to develop software and to improve documentation by making real engineering problem case studies.

- Divyesh Variya, Student, Government Engineering College, Valsad, Gujarat

It is usually argued that OpenFOAM has a very steep learning curve. But with the IIT Bombay Spoken Tutorials, this learning curve can be tackled with relative ease. Unlike other commercial software, OpenFOAM is easily accessible, free of charge and setting up OpenFOAM is very easy. The availability of source code helped my dive deep into the numerical schemes used in any problem I was trying to solve. OpenFOAM comes with enough tutorials that help beginners who have difficulty setting up cases from the scratch.

- Ashley Melvin, Student, IIT Bombay

The first time I started using OpenFOAM is not very back in the past. Before, I used to use ANSYS for my needs. It was hard to start learning OpenFOAM in the beginning. I slowly made progress by watching YouTube, spoken tutorials and some other documents available online. But once you learn OpenFOAM, you usually don't like anything else. It is more detailed and conceptual than any other CFD software. If anyone is hoping to skyrocket their carrier in CFD, then OpenFOAM is the best choice. We ordinarily do not find people working on OpenFOAM, especially in India. It is the FOSSEE that has taken a step forward to spread the name of this FOSS among the young minds of India. FOSSEE conducts a summer internship every year where talents from all over India come together and work together. The best thing about this internship is that candidates are chosen based on their capabilities, not GPA or college. There is a perfect working environment for excelling one's knowledge and experience. Give this internship a try if you love CFD. Keep FOAMing.

- Raj Niraj Patil, Student, NIT Agartala

OpenFOAM is really a powerful tool to analyze complex problems in a really straightforward way. It took a bit of time to grasp the basics, but once that is done, one can further play along with it with any possible given situation.

FOSSEE and IIT Bombay is a good place to work, Dr. Shivasubramanian had really good problems for OpenFOAM and Sathish and Deepa were really supportive and guided us well through the process. I would recommend any beginner in CFD to use OpenFOAM. I appreciate FOSSEE's work in getting people to use OpenFOAM and other open source softwares.

- Vishish Behera, Student, SRM University Chennai