13th OpenFOAM Workshop in Shanghai: Call for papers

The coming 13th OpenFOAM Workshop (OFW13) will be held in Shanghai, China, on June 24-29, 2018, and hosted and organized by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), and co-organized by Journal of Hydrodynamics (JHD) and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Ship Engineering (SKLSE).

The event includes community-led training, conference presentations, and mini-symposium (MS) of community day to bring together developers, modellers and users of all versions of the code for exchanging ideas and discussing future directions.

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The annual OpenFOAM Workshop is the most important and influential forum for researchers and users from universities, institutes as well as industries to promote collaborative activities and share recent advances on OpenFOAM in many areas. It is an attractive community event opening to scientists, scholars, engineers, students, users and contributors, regardless of their background and avocations. In 2006, the 1 st OpenFOAM Workshop (OFW1) was held in Zagreb, Croatia. Since then it was held every year successively in Zagreb, Milan, Montréal, Gothenburg, Pennsylvania, Darmstadt, Jeju, Zagreb, Ann Arbor, Guimarães and Exeter, respectively.

Workshop Themes

The scope of OFW13 will be broad, covering all issues related to OpenFOAM. The topics of submitted abstract include but are not limited to:

  • Aerodynamics
  • 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
  • Nuclear
  • Optimization and Control
  • Phase Change
  • Porous Media
  • Poster Presentation
  • Pre-Processing/Post-Processing/Meshing/User
  • Environments
  • Reacting Flows
  • Sprays and Injection
  • Teaching Session
  • Turbomachinery
  • Turbulence Modelling

Abstract submission

Extended abstracts (4 pages using template) should be submitted through the following website page:


Abstract Submission

All abstracts will be peer reviewed and the accepted abstracts will be included in the OFW13 proceedings. Selected abstracts will be recommended their full papers for publication in special issues or columns of Journal of Hydrodynamics, Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science, Computers & Fluids, and Ocean Engineering based on the regular journal review after the workshop.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: April 30, 2018

Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2018

Deadline for early registration: May 15, 2018

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