Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) toolbox
The OpenFOAM (Open Field Operation and Manipulation) CFD Toolbox is a free CFD software package which has a large user base across most areas of engineering and science, from both commercial and academic organisations. OpenFOAM has an extensive range of features to solve anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics and electromagnetics. It includes tools for meshing, notably snappyHexMesh, a parallelised mesher for complex CAD geometries, and for pre- and post-processing. Almost everything (including meshing, and pre- and post-processing) runs in parallel as standard, enabling users to take full advantage of computer hardware at their disposal.
released on 10 July 2018
Paid supportCFD Direct
6 September 2006
Leaders and contributors
|CFD Direct Ltd||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Bug Tracking||Bug Tracking||http://www.openfoam.org/bugs/|
|Development Tracking||VCS Repository Webview||https://github.com/OpenFOAM/|
|Required to build||gcc >= 4.5|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 March 2019.