2nd Iberian Meeting

28 & 29 May, 2018
Santiago de Compostela - Spain

2nd Iberian meeting of OpenFOAM® technology users

28 & 29 May, 2018 - Santiago de Compostela

The second FOAM@IBERIA Meeting, scheduled for 28 and 29 May in Santiago de Compostela, will be the annual meeting point of the OpenFOAM Iberian community for knowledge sharing and results dissemination. It is expected to play a significant role in the dissemination of OpenFOAM not only in Portugal and Spain but also in Latin America. The workshop will comprise presentations on the latest OpenFOAM developments in Portugal and Spain, OpenFOAM Basic and Advanced courses and lectures by prestigious invited speakers.

We count on the presence in Santiago de Compostela of all Foamers @PT and @SP among others, to continue to build together the OpenFOAM community.

The organizing committee



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Atos Gompute HPCNow!  OpenCFD

Workshop Committees

Programme Committee

Organizing Committee

Workshop programme

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Training courses (I)

OpenFOAM solvers/features development

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OpenFOAM Applications

Training courses (II)

Day 1 - 28 May

Training courses (I) and OpenFOAM solvers/features development

Training sessions (I)

Trainees are requested to bring their own laptops.
Basic (I) Advanced (I)
10:00 OpenFOAM introduction
Célio Fernandes
Advanced Meshing: SnappyHexMesh
Almerindo Ferreira
11:30 Coffee break
12:00 Basic Meshing
Wagner Galuppo
Advanced solvers: Turbulence
Rita F. Carvalho
13:30 Lunch

OpenFOAM solvers/features development

15:00 Opening session
Realizing the potential of OpenFOAM
Roger Almenar, OpenCFD
16:00 Dynamic Load Balancing in OpenFOAM
Roberto Ribeiro
16:10 Turnkey OpenFOAM HPC deployments,
16:20 Towards an advance radiation model for semi-transparent multi-region medium
Oriol Cartró, Elisabet Mas de les Valls, Rafael Ruiz
16:30 mADM1 - A multidimensional parallel numerical solver of ADM1 model for anaerobic digesters in OpenFOAM framework
R. Nouri, C. Fernandes, A. Ilangovan, L.P. Solino, M. Figueroa, I.J. Neira, C. Cotelo, A. Gomez, J.M. Nóbrega
16:40 Coffee break
17:10 Modelling multiphase flows of discrete particles in viscoelastic fluids
R. Ribeiro, C. Fernandes, S.A. Faroughi, G.H. Mckinley and J.M. Nóbrega
17:20 Suspended sediment transport model for urban drainage structure
Md Nazmul Azim Beg, Rita F. Carvalho, Jorge Leandro
17:30 Recent advances in wave and current interaction with floating bodies for coastal and offshore engineering: application to OpenFOAM
Benedetto Di Paolo, Javier L. Lara, Gabriel Barajas, Mara Maza
17:40 Gompute: HPC on Demand
17:50 Optimisation of an Engine Air Intake Manifold using Adjoint CFD
Francisco J. Campos, Paolo Geremia
18:00 Partial wetting effects in the thin film solver ReactingParcelFilmFoam
David Barreiro Villaverde, Anne Gosset
18:10 Vertical Plane Jet Impingement On A Free Surface
André M.C. Ferreira, Almerindo D. Ferreira
18:20 Assessing OpenFOAM discretization schemes
J. Romero, R. Costa, J. M. Nóbrega
18:30 Closing session
19:00 Social Event: Guided tour of Santiago de Compostela historic centre

Day 2 - 29 May

OpenFOAM Applications & training courses (II)

OpenFOAM Applications

10:00 Opening session
The finite volume method for solid mechanics in OpenFOAM
Philip Cardiff, University College Dublin
11:00 CFD modelling of aerodynamic vortex generators on an airfoil with OpenFOAM
Lorena Fernández Fernández, Rubén Gutierrez Amo, Beatriz Méndez López
11:10 Analysis of laminar-turbulent transition models along blimp boundary layers in stratospheric conditions
Deibi Lopez, Diego Domínguez, Jesús Gonzalo, Alberto Escapa, Adrián García
11:20 Coffe break
12:00 Simulation of metal solidification processes in moulds
Alejandro Valeije, Elena B. Martín
12:10 OpenFOAM Applications at MATEREO
P.Lopes, M.Gruppelaar, R.Carmona, R.F.Carvalho
12:20 Sponsor presentation
12:30 Using OpenFOAM to assess nasal airflow
Ismael R Cal, Jose Luis Cercos-Pita, Daniel Duque
12:40 OpenFOAM contributions to industrial manufacturing
María García-Camprubí
12:50 Enabling SMEs to benefit from HPC based OpenFOAM simulation services
Carmen Cotelo, Gonzalo Ferro, Andrés Gómez, J.M. Otero
13:00 Lunch

Training sessions (II)

Trainees are requested to bring their own laptops.
Basic (II) Advanced (II)
15:00 Basic Solvers
Elena B. Martín
PyFoam and swak4Foam
Bruno Santos
16:30 Coffe break
17:00 Post-processing
Miguel Nóbrega
Solid mechanics & Fluid-Solid Interaction
Philip Cardiff
18:30 Closing session

Keynote speakers

Dr. Philip
Dr. Philip Cardiff

Dr. Philip Cardiff holds a post as Bekaert Lecturer of Materials Processing within the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at University College Dublin. A graduate of Mechanical Engineering, Philip completed a PhD at UCD in the area of computational biomechanics, developing contact methodologies based on the finite volume method in OpenFOAM for hip joint simulations. Upon completing his PhD, Philip spent time as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow working on the development of computational models within the Irish Composites Centre at UCD, and within the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include the development of finite volume methods for solid mechanics and fluid-solid interactions, with applications ranging from biomechanics and materials processing, to composites and geomechanics.

Roger Almenar
Roger Almenar

Dr. Roger Almenar is a Technical Manager at OpenCFD, part of ESI Group, producer and distributor of OpenFOAM. He is Industrial Engineer from the Technical University of Valencia (Spain), working at ESI Group since 2003. He started to work with OpenFOAM around 2007,and got involved deeper in the exciting OpenFOAM project as part of the OpenCFD team since 2014. He has almost 20 years’ experience performing and managing projects in Computational Fluid Dynamics for Product Development, from Software to Engineering applications in different fields like Automotive, Aeroacoustics, Process Industry and others. Initially at Ford Motor Company supporting vehicle engineering development for underhood applications, from CFD application usage to validation and verification of processes, and after this initial years, he continued supporting Customers for their Product and Software development applications by means of CFD, first with multi-product and later on focused on OpenFOAM and on the OpenFOAM Community. Today, he is defining solutions for our worldwide Customers around OpenFOAM.

Call for Abstracts

The deadline of abstract submission is April 30, 2018
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to the 7th of May!
Abstracts submission is closed.

Instructions for Authors

  • Prepare a 1-page abstract of your work following one of these templates: Word :: LaTeX .
  • Submit your abstract using the online submission tool. Abstracts are submitted as PDF files, original files are welcome (Original+PDF, zip format).
  • Until the deadline you can still update your abstracts
  • Abstracts will be reviewed for suitability by selected members of the Program Committee.

Upon acceptance of the abstract:

  • Prepare a presentation following the posted guidelines.
  • Title and authors of accepted abstract will be listed on the workshop programme

Topics of Abstracts

The topics of abstracts include but not limited to:

Block Coupled Solvers
Civil Engineering
Complex Materials
Compressible Flows
Disperse Multiphase Flows
Fluid-Structure Interaction/Structural Analysis
Free Surface Flows
Fuel Cells
General CFD
Heat and Mass Transfer
Lagrangian Methods
Naval Hydrodynamics/Coastal/Offshore
Optimization and Control
Phase Change
Porous Media
Pre-Processing/Post-Processing/Meshing/User Environments
Reacting Flows
Sprays and Injection


Regular registration fee includes participation in all meeting activities, coffee-breaks, lunch and the dinner on the 1st day.
Students fee doesn't include the dinner but you will be able to include this option from the registration form (20€).
Trainees are requested to bring their own laptops.

Resgistration is now closed

The payment of the workshop registration fee should be done via bank transfer (further details will be provided during the registration process). Upon the confirmation of the payment, you will receive an email informing that your place in the workshop has been reserved.

  • First day: 75€
  • Second day: 75€
  • Both days: 100€
  • Students: 15€/day (excluding workshop dinner, +20€)

Workshop Venue

Avenida de Vigo, 15705 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña - Spain

Contact email:

How to get to Santiago de Compostela

Hotels close to the venue

Some options:
Eurostars Gran Hotel Santiago
Hotel Herradura
Hotel San Lorenzo
Hospedería Vía Lucis

More information about accommodations (location, rates,..)