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CAD geometry based pre-processing for CFD using abstract modelling techniques pdf-Document, Fifth OpenFOAM® Workshop, 21-24 June 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden

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New: Updated Videos for OpenFOAM® and CalculiX


LTS Particle solver for OpenFOAM 2.0/2.1

Developed by Martin Becker, DHCAE Tools

Documentation Example1 Example2 Solver Discussion at CFD-online


We highly appreciate the open source development for CFD. We would like to share our developments with the OpenFOAM® community. Here you can find projects we initiated ourselves or from our customers who consented in publishing their development at this side. More example cases and OpenFOAM® developments will follow soon.

CastNet feature overview: GUI, OpenFOAM®, CalculiX

Video 1: Base workflow from CAD import/case setup via job monitoring to post-processing with hybrid meshing for a flow distributor

Video 2: Cost-reduction by CFD-optimisation study: Flow into a chimney with CastNet’s  CAD model replacements capabilities for Parasolod models

Video 3: Setup of a conjugate heat transfer case. Handling of CAD assemblies in CastNet with demonstration of additional meshing feature.

Video 4: FEA analysis (CalculiX ): Thermal stress analysis based on CHT case results

Video 5: Pump modeling for external meshing with snappyHexMesh as optional meshing approach. Model setup without building the fluid domain in the CAD system

Ulrich Heck, Martin Becker:

Application-oriented tools based on open source solutions: New potentialities for CFD integration into the Design Process, Nafems World Congress, 9-12 June 2013, Salzburg


Ulrich Heck, Martin Becker:

CastNet: OpenFOAM® setup and job control for Windows, Linux and Gompute’s cluster environment, April 23-24, 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden


Ulrich Heck, Martin Becker:

Lagrangian Particle tracking with OpenFOAM pdf-Document

7th OpenFOAM® Workshop, June 25-28, 2012, TU Darmstadt

Manuel Kosel and Ulrich Heck:

FSI-Solver-Development pdf-Document

7th OpenFOAM® Workshop, June 25-28, 2012, TU Darmstadt

Ulrich Heck, Martin Becker, Bruno Santos, Nelson Marques:

CastNet and blueCFD pdf-Document

7th OpenFOAM® Workshop, June 25-28, 2012, TU Darmstadt

CastNet and OpenFOAM® in chemical plant engineering applications pdf-Document

Sixth OpenFOAM® Workshop, 13-16 June 2011, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

CastNet: GUI based modelling and solution control environment for OpenFOAM® pdf-Document

OpenSource CFD Conference 2010 Munich, Germany


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Ulrich Heck, Martin Becker, Norbert Riefler, Udo Fritsching:

A micro-macroscopic modelling of particle retention on porous media and its impact on flow behaviour, ESI OpenFOAM User Conference, October 19-21, 2015, Stuttgart


Ulrich Heck:

Cloud Based Workflow for Open Source CFD & FEA Solver Technology, ISC Cloud & BigData Conference, September 30, 2015, Frankfurt


DHCAE Tools’ expertise

We have a vast experience and expertise in solving complex CFD tasks from various sectors for a targeted design or optimisation of products and processes.


Pankaj Daga, Ulrich Heck, Martin Becker, DHCAE Tools GmbH: Partitioned FSI-Coupling with Open-source technology, OpenFOAM Konferenz Köln, 2016 pdf-Dokument

Ulrich Heck,Pankaj Daga, Martin Becker, Ralf Passmann: Partitionierte Fluid-Struktur Interaktion, Simulia Anwendertreffen Konferenz Darmstadt, 2016 pdf-Dokument

Ulrich Heck, Martin Becker

Customized solvers optimize filtration device design, Filtration and Separation Oct 2016, pdf-Dokument

Ulrich Heck, Martin Becker

Macroscopic filter modelling based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD), FILTECH-Conference 2018, Powerpoint

Ulrich Heck, Martin Becker

Use of Open-Source Solver Technology for Design-related CFD, Nafems Conference 2019, pdf

Ulrich Heck, Martin Becker

A flexible approach for meso-scale filtration modelling based on Open-Source CFD, FILTECH-Conference 2019, pdf-Paper

Viscous heating solver for OpenFOAM 2.0/2.1

Developed by Martin Becker, DHCAE Tools

Documentation Example1 Solver Diskussion auf CFD-online

Viscous heating solver for OpenFOAM

Ulrich Heck, Martin Becker, Ralf Paßmann, Volker Hardenacke

A coupled flow, heat and structural analysis tool to reduce creep during heat treatment of titanium components , Nafems Multiphysic conference 2023, pdf

Other current publications on atomisation (VoF to Lagrange) and filtration also here