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CFD Software Seminar

Published: 05/05/2017

Three days seminar:
Monday (May 15), Tuesday (May 16) and Thursday (May 18), 2017
Morning sessions (10-14h)

Place: O.C. Zienkiewicz Conference Room, C1 Building, UPC Campus Nord, Barcelona.


Under the auspices of the Spanish Pilot Center of ERCOFTAC, CIMNE and UPC are organizing a series of three seminars devoted to provide a quick introduction to CFD libraries.

Dr. Sergei Strizhak, Dr. Ilias Sibgatullin, Mr. Jackson TellezMr. Esteban Sánchez and Prof. José Manuel Redondo will provide an overview of the key issues to deal with when developing an application with CFD software.

First day will be devoted to the introduction of the formulation; Finite Volumes and mathematical models, plus a first overview of the requirements from the OF libraries. Second day will be devoted to describe the working methodology, with special attention to multi-fluid and aeronautical applications. Finally, the last day will be used to finalize all the descriptions and as a wrap up.

The seminar will provide hand-on experience with real-time practices by the attendees (each attendee should come with his/her laptop, no CFD software installation is required).

Number of seats are limited, so please contact Dr. Jordi Pons-Prats ( to confirm attendance.

This seminar is free and restricted to UPC and CIMNE members.


Seminar "Introduction to CFD Software"


  • Dr. Sergei Strijhak
    Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Ilias Sibgatullin
    Moscow State University Lomonosov
  • Mr. Jackson Tellez
    Institute Flumen – Technical University of Catalonia
  • Mr. Esteban Sanchez
    Institute Flumen – Technical University of Catalonia
  • Prof. José Manuel Redondo 
    Technical University of Catalonia
1st day (15/05/2017)
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome to the seminar
10:15 – 10:30 Preparation of the classroom, connect laptop, etc.
10:30 – 11:00 Introduction about remote work with Unihub laboratory of ISPRAS. Logins and Linux environment
Sergei Strijhak
11:00 – 12:00 Introduction of CFD code. Structure of the code. Numerical schemes, boundary conditions, linear solvers
Sergei Strijhak
12:00 – 13:00 Turbulence modellings: RANS, LES, DES approaches. Different models of turbulence
Sergei Strijhak
13:00  14:00 Mesh utilities: blockMesh, snappyHexMesh, extrudeMesh
Sergei Strijhak
2nd day (16/05/2017)
10:00 – 10:30 Presentation "interFoam solver for multiphase flows with free surface" tutorial waterchannel, and LES damBreak analysis
Esteban Sánchez
10:30 – 11:00 Mesh utilities using GID software for CFD software
Esteban Sánchez
11:00 – 11:30 Running test cases with interFoam: dambreak, weir 2 tutorial cases with interFoam
Jackson Tellez
11:30 – 12:00 Visualization in Paraview software
Jackson Tellez
12:00 – 13:00 Programming and main classes in CFD software
Sergei Strijhak
13:00 - 13:30 How to add a scalar transport equation to solver icoFoam
Sergei Strijhak
13:30 - 14:00 Tutorial with shallow Water Foam bump Obstacle
Sergei Strijhak
3rd day (18/05/2017)
10:00 – 11:00 Conservation equations of fluid mechanics numerical schemes, Fundamentals of Finite Volume Approach
Ilias Sibgatullin
11:00 – 12:00 Introduction to incompressible and multiphase flows
Ilias Sibgatullin
12:00 – 12:30 Description of solvers: incompressible (simpleFoam, pisoFoam, pimpleFoam) and multiphase (interFoam, interDyMFoam, shallowWaterFoam) solvers
Ilias Sibgatullin
12:30 – 13:00 Code styling in CFD software (icoFoam, interFoam)
Ilias Sibgatullin
13:00 - 13:30 Tutorial with shallow Water Foam bump Obstacle
Ilias Sibgatullin
13:30 – 14:00 Practical Applications of CFD simulations
Discussion and conclusion
José Manuel Redondo

Dr. SERGEI STRIZHAK. Aeronautical engineer from Bauman Moscow State University (BMSTU), and PhD in Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer from the same university. His research topics are Parallel programming (C++, Fortran, Python, MPI), Cloud computing, Big Data analysis tools, Iterative methods for Sparse linear systems, Aeroacoustics of flight vehicles, Finite Element and Boundary Element Methods in acoustics, Aerodynamics of aircrafts and helicopters, ice accretion prediction on flight vehicles components, Large Eddy Simulation, Dynamic subgrid-scale eddy viscosity models, Finite Volume Method, Spectral Finite Element method, Multiphase flows, Stratified turbulent flows, Turbulent flow measurement systems, Intermittency of the turbulence, Dimensional Analysis, Fractal generated turbulence.



  • PhD. Candidate of Civil engineer at Institute Flumen in Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
  • Research period in the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics in Moscow State University Lomonosov
  • Civil Engineer from Universidad Autónoma Gabriel Rene Moreno (UAGRM)
  • Master in Water Resources from Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and University of Incheon (South Korea)


  • PhD. Candidate of Civil engineer at Institute Flumen in Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
  • Civil Engineer from Universidad Estatal de Cuenca
  • Master in water and soil management from Universidad Estatal de Cuenca –PROMAS with strategic alliance with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Universiteit Gent Belgium.
  • Professor of the faculty of engineer of University of Cuenca.


Prof. Redondo has worked more that 20 years at UPC, holding a chair in applied physics. His education included a Licenciat from Madrid Complutense University in 1979, Doctoral degrees in Physics from the University of Barcelona and a PhD from DAMTP at the University of Cambridge. He is principal investigator of ESA and collaborates with EGU and ERCOFTAC in Environmental Turbulence. He is currently working in Projects EU Hit on fractal turbulence, BSC, PRACE, CIMNE and Campus Universitari de la Mediterrania on Mixing.