French/Belgian OpenFoam users conference

4th French/Belgian OpenFOAM® users conference

June 12th and 13th, 2019 | Marseille | France


M2P2 laboratory, Ecole Centrale Marseille, Foam-Utilisateurs (the French OpenFOAM® users group), the Belgian OpenFOAM® users group are pleased to invite you to the french/belgian conference of OpenFOAM® users. For the fourth year in a row, this event aims to bring together OpenFOAM® users as well as those interested in potential applications of the software. People from academia and industry are invited to present advances in their relevant research and development fields exchanging ideas and information in an interdisciplinarity environment. This conference will provide an ideal opportunity to develop new collaborations and to meet experts.


« Latest OpenFOAM® developments »

H. Jasak
Hrvoje Jasak is one of the main developer of OpenFOAM CFD software. He is professor of Turbomachinery at the University of Zagreb, Croatia and director of Wikki Ltd (UK).

« Presentation of SALOME an Open Source integration platform for numerical simulation. »

Frederic Pons
Frederic Pons is project technical manager at opencascade. He participates in the development of SALOME software, which is widely used by OpenFOAM® users.

Call for Contributions

You are kindly encouraged to participate actively in the conference by submitting a presentation title.
We would like to keep it simple. As in previous years, the title of your contribution will suffice for the submission procedure. Whenever possible, we try to accommodate everyone but the number of places being limited, a selection will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Be careful not to submit at the last minute !

Important Dates

  • April 1, 2019 : end of early bird registration
  • May 1, 2019 : to submit a presentation title
  • June 12, 13, 2019 : conference dates

download the flyer of the conference here : to be added

Registration Fees

Registration fees include coffee breaks with snacks, lunches (wednesday and thursday), wednesday evening social event.

  • Foam-U Member, early bird : 175 €
  • Non-member, early bird : 195 €
  • Past the early-bird date : + 30 €


Wednesday 12/06/2019

10:00-10:30 | Registration desk opens
10:30-10:40 | Welcome addresses
10:40-12:20 | Conferences (details to come)

Lunch Break

14:00-17:00 | Conferences (details to come)
17:00 – 22:00 | Social event

Thursday 13/06/2019

09:00-16:00 | Conference
16:30-17:30 | Foam-Utilisateurs general assembly

Some presentations to come :

  • Mathieu Antoine, LEGI, Eulerian-Eulerian two-phase flow Large Eddy Simulation of dilute suspended load: development of sub-grid models
  • Ben-Ali Mohamed Yacine, INRIA, Data assimilation methodology for reconstruction of mean flow arround buildings
  • Coppalle Alexis, CORIA, impinging flames on a flat wall: temperature and heat flux calculations with OpenFoam
  • Lionel Gamet, IFPEN, PLIC-RDF methods for VoF applications : How to reduce drastically spurious currents
  • Hélie Jérôme, Continental, 3-Phase Solver for Simulation of Cavitation and Atomization
  • Shaguene Julien, Artelia Group, Use of OpenFOAM for free surface flows
  • Chauchat Julien, LEGI, Upscaling granular processes in sediment transport models
  • Orgogozo Laurent, GET, Coupled heat and water transfers in permafrost: a case study in Central Siberia
  • Vasileios Sassanis, IFPEN, Towards the simulation of reactive fixed beds
  • Marco Scala, IFPEN, VoF Simulation of G/L flows with isoAdvector inside the SMX static mixer
  • Dbouk Talib, IMT Lille Douai, Buoyancy-driven instability of immersed granular bed of micro-particles

And a special focus by Soulaine Cyprien, BRGM : OpenFOAM and Geosciences

Do not hesitate to submit yours !


The conference will be held in the city of Marseille (France), at Ecole Centrale, which is very convenient in terms of transportation with respect to the city center and train station. You will find travel and hotels information on this mindmap.

Registration Fees

early bird registration :  155 euros (Foam-U members) or 175 euros (Coffee breaks, Lunches and Wednesday night dinner)
regular registration : 175 euros (Foam-U members) or 195 euros (Coffee breaks, Lunches and Wednesday night dinner)


Organizing Commitee

  • Aymeric Lamorlette – Aix-Marseille University
  • Lilla Kapa Koloszár – VKI – Brussel
  • Julien Reveillon – University of Rouen Normandie
  • David Uystepruist – University of Valenciennes
  • François Beaubert – University of Valenciennes
  • Elena Rosu – M2P2/LMA

For any information, please contact