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Users Meeting 2022

The annual openCFS users meeting is intended as an open forum to exchange recent work with openCFS or related software. Participants from industry and academic researchers share how they use openCFS to solve their modeling and simulation tasks. The openCFS team will give a brief introduction for new users, advertise less well-known features for advanced users, and present the latest developments. A user's and community prize will be awarded for the best contributions. This year's meeting is hosted at TU Graz, Austria. Come and join us!

  • Date: 15.-16. December 2022
  • Location: TU Graz, Austria (Inffeldgasse 25A, 8010 Graz)


Please sign up by emailing the Registration form (or eqivalent information) to Stefan Schoder as soon as possible.

For those who can't make it to the Graz in the wonderful Christmastime, the users' meeting will be held „hybrid“ and you can join via Webex: https://tugraz.webex.com/meet/stefan.schoder.


The meeting will start on Thursday, 14:00 and end at Friday 14:00. There will be a social event (dinner) at Thursday evening. A detailed probgram will follow ...

CFSReader Plugin in ParaView

Our long established ParaView plugin for reading openCFS created HDF5 files (*.cfs) has finally been merged into upstream ParaView. This means you can download ParaView nightly builds with the CFSReader plugin included. Just activate it in the Plugin Manager and enjoy visualizing openCFS simulation results.

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Static Analysis

Transient Analysis

Harmonic Analysis

Multi-Harmonic Analysis

Eigenfrequency Analysis

Nonconforming Grid

Model Order Reduction

Structural Optimization


Association for the promotion of the software

Verein zur Förderung der Software openCFS

The association "Verein zur Förderung der Software openCFS" has been founded in 2020 and its main goal is the promotion of the open source software openCFS. The main objectives of the association are

  • Comprehensive maintenance and further development of the open source software openCFS
  • Promotion of the use of openCFS for scientific problems which are solved with the help of numerical simulation, thus leading to new, innovative products for the benefit of mankind (Technology for People)
  • Promotion of the scientific documentation of openCFS and the use of openCFS in higher education
  • Promotion of young scientists, especially students at universities in Austria and Germany and worldwide, in the field of numerical simulation of complex technical systems

User prize presentation

Once a year a user prize is awarded within the framework of a user meeting.

Developer prize presentation

Once a year a developer prize is awarded within the framework of a user meeting.


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