Within a series of JIPs the offshore industry, MARIN and the Universities of Groningen and Delft have worked together on the development of the Volume-of-Fluid CFD code ComFLOW to study complex free-surface flows around ships and offshore structures. These developments are now followed-up by the introduction of a dedicated ComFLOW user group, open to all interested parties.

organisation and contact

The ComFLOW user group will be managed by MARIN. The Universities of Groningen and Delft will act as consultants to the user group. The ComFLOW user group will meet every 6 months, were possible during the FPSO JIP week. ComFLOW usergroup members receive:
• yearly license for unlimited use of executables (windows and linux);
• built-in gridding tool and ParaView visualisation plugins;
• Maintenance and support;
• Half-yearly meetings to share knowledge and experience;
• Additional developments when agreed upon by users.

The ComFLOW user group is open to all interested parties at an annual user fee of 7.5kEuro/year. Additional entry costs of 7.5kEuro/year in the first two years apply for new members.
jip members only