OpenFOAM® Technical Committees

OpenFOAM®  Technical Committees

Overview

The Technical Committees cover all the key focus areas for OpenFOAM development; they assess the state-of-the-art, need and status for validation, documentation and further development. Technical Committee Chairs are nominated and ratified by the Steering Committee for a three-year term with a small bursary to support the effort and overheads associated with coordination. Membership in each Technical Committee is open to all, and bound by the Code of Conduct.

Role of the Technical Committees

The Technical Committee meets quarterly to:

  • Recommend OpenFOAM developments
  • Assess OpenFOAM validation in scope
  • Nurture involvement of OpenFOAM Community

Current committees focus on functionality areas:

and application areas:

Documentation
Jozsef Nagy

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High Performance Computing (HPC)
Ivan Spisso

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Meshing
Franjo Juretic
  • Author of cfMesh
  • Term: October 2019 - October 2020

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Multiphase
Holger Marschall

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Numerics
Hrvoje Jasak
  • One of the two principal developers of OpenFOAM
  • Chair of Turbo-machinery, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture University of Zagreb
  • Term: October 2019 - October 2020

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Optimisation
Kyriakos Giannakoglou
  • Professor, National Technical University of Athens, School of Mech. Eng., Lab. Of Thermal Turbomachines, Head of the Parallel CFD & Optimization Unit
  • Term: October 2019 - October 2020
  • More information...

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Turbulence
Charles Mockett

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Marine Applications
Kevin Maki
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Term: October 2019 - October 2020
  • More information...

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Nuclear Applications
Carlo Fiorina
  • EPFL - Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne
  • Term: October 2019 - October 2020
  • More information...

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