Schedule, Pricing, Booking


The course will take place at IHCantabria´s facilities (Santander-Spain)

The course will be delivered in English.

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT: Participants are requested to bring their own laptops and ensure that they are able to boot using a Live USB.

Registration fee (taxes not included):

– Regular: 1000€ per attendant (Beginners or Advanced. Both courses 1500€ [25% discount]) .

– Academia: 750€ per attendant (Beginners or Advanced. Both courses 1250€ [16% discount]) .

Registration includes the live USB distribution and printed course materials.

  • Save your seat by sending us an email:
  • Payment details wil be forwarded you after your booking.

Contents of the course

Introduction to coastal engineering processes.

  • Introduction to numerical modelling of waves and active wave absorption.
  • Start-to-end methodology.
  • Advanced mesh generation with OpenFOAM® native tools.
  • Applications to 2D and 3D processes:
    • Fluid-structure interaction
    • Wave generation and active wave absorption
    • Run-up
  • Mesh deformation and dynamic mesh refinement.
  • Wave interaction with porous structures.
  • Wave interaction with floating structures.
  • Visualize computed results using ParaView® and tailored post-processing tools especially designed for coastal engineering applications.

Learning objectives

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • Set up, simulate and post-process a large variety of cases.
  • Simulate surf zone hydrodynamics processes and wave interaction with coastal structures including three-dimensional random sea states and considering conventional or non conventional coastal structures.
  • Analyse functionality and stability of coastal structures: wave reflection and transmission, wave run-up on coastal structures, wave dissipation, overtopping discharge, wave induced forces and moments.
  • Apply advanced techniques as mesh movement or mesh refinement.
  • Visualize your results using ParaView® and create videos of them.

What you get

  • IHFOAM-solvers source code
  • IHFOAM-GUI code.
  • New three-dimensional wave generation and active wave absorption boundary conditions source code
  • Detailed step-by-step tutorials
  • Preprocessing tools
  • Universal postprocessing tools (Linux/Mac/Windows)
  • A set of benchmark cases

Teaching staff

Iñigo J. Losada (Full Professor, IHCantabria) @ResearchGate

Javier L. Lara (Associate Professor, IHCantabria) @ResearchGate

Maria Maza (Associate Researcher, IHCantabria) @ResearchGate

Gabriel Barajas Ojeda (CFD Modeler, IHCantabria) @ResearchGate

Benedetto di Paolo (PhD candidate) @ResearchGate