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Symposium on OpenFOAM® Technology 2020

It is with deep regret advise that the Symposium on OpenFOAM Technology 2020 (SOFT) scheduled to take place in Melbourne 22 April has been cancelled.

The rapidly changing circumstances relating to COVID-19, combined with the recent implementation of organisational travel restrictions, and government travel restrictions here in Australia and internationally has and will significantly impact on the ability of people to attend the symposium. To ensure the health and safety of our staff, partners and attendees we have decided to cancel the symposium.

This has been a very difficult decision for Applied CCM. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause. We are keen to hold the Symposium at a future date once the COVID-19 situation settles.

We thank you for your understanding during this very difficult time.

In 2020, Applied CCM is hosting a “Symposium on OpenFOAM® Technology”. Details are below.

Title: Symposium on OpenFOAM® Technology (SOFT)

Date/time: Wednesday 22nd April 2020, from 09:30 – 16:30pm AEST

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Registration : $35 (inc GST) here

More information: The agenda and further information can be found here

The Symposium on OpenFOAM® Technology (SOFT) will bring together people who utilise software based on OpenFOAM (variants and forks). It provides an opportunity to spread the use of OpenFOAM in industrial and academic contexts in Australia. The main objective of the symposium is to facilitate sharing of knowledge between all levels, from beginners through to expert. Providing a common platform for students, academics and industry for learning, understanding and contributing to the OpenFOAM community in Australia. Participants attending the symposium will gain further insight to the wide range of applications of OpenFOAM whilst meeting other practitioners. Everyone of all levels is invited to take part in the symposium.

About OpenFOAM

OpenFOAM® is the leading free, open source software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), developed primarily by OpenCFD Ltd since 2004. It has a large user base across most areas of engineering and science, from both commercial and academic organisations. OpenFOAM has an extensive range of features to solve anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, acoustics, solid mechanics and electromagnetics. OpenFOAM offers users complete freedom to customise and extend its existing functionality, either by themselves or through support from third parties.

There are many variants and forks based on OpenFOAM technology, all released as free and open-source software under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

The two main variants are:

  • OpenFOAM by OpenCFD Ltd, first released as open-source in 2004.
  • OpenFOAM by The OpenFOAM Foundation, released since 2012.

The two main forks are:

  • FOAM-Extend, released by Wikki Ltd since 2009.
  • Caelus, released by Applied CCM since 2014.

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