For Ubuntu 18.04LTS, 20.04LTS, 22.04 LTS and 22.10
For Ubuntu 20.04LTS, 22.04LTS, 22.10 and Windows 10 and Docker images for other Linux and macOS
Most major open source software is maintained by dedicated teams funded by the beneficiaries of the software, often at a level of several $millions per year. Last year OpenFOAM received €220k in maintenance funding, but in 2023 the target needs to increase to €500k to grow the OpenFOAM maintenance team to meet the burgeoning demands of its user base. There are three levels of maintenance funding, Platinum (€100k per year), Gold (€25k) and Silver (€5k). Silver is for organisations with individual CFD users, Gold is for organisations with a dedicated CFD group and Platinum is suited to organisations that depend on OpenFOAM at a strategic level.
For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, 22.04 LTS, 22.10, Windows 10 and Docker images for other Linux and macOS
The OpenFOAM Foundation is pleased to announce the release of version 10 of the OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox. Version 10 is a snapshot of the OpenFOAM development version which, through sustainable development, is always-releasable. It provides new functionality and major improvements to existing code, with strict demands on usability, robustness and extensibility. OpenFOAM 10 includes the following key developments:
- Multiphase: added models and improved performance / robustness of multiphase solvers.
- Transport: properties consolidated into a single physicalProperties file.
- Thermophysical: improved handling of conductivity and added documentation.
- Heat transfer: improved thermal coupling in conjugate heat transfer.
- Particle tracking: can now be plugged into any solver using the clouds fvModel.
- Reactions: chemistry now solve for mass fractions to account for thermal expansion.
- Parallelisation: new framework for load-balancing, decomposition and redistribution.
- Mesh: general improvements to snappyHexMesh, blockMesh and other tools
- Dynamic Mesh: non-conformal coupling (NCC) for rotating geometry, to replace AMI.
- Dynamic Re-meshing: mesh-to-mesh mapping for mesh motion including engines.
- Function Objects: more efficient output for sampling, and new field calculations.
- Models and Constraints: now work for moving mesh cases and with function objects.
- Boundary Conditions: new general conditions of pressure, velocity and temperature.
- Case Configuration: created userTime to provide a customised measure of time.
- Computation: improvements to distance-to-wall calculations, time handling and I/O.
For Ubuntu 18.04LTS, 20.04LTS, 22.04 LTS
OpenFOAM 10 for Linux distributions including Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) v7+, CentOS v7+, Fedora v22+, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) v12+, openSuSE v13+ and Debian 8+. Uses Docker to provide a self-contained environment that includes code, runtime, system tools and libraries, independent of the underlying operating system.
OpenFOAM 10 for macOS 10.14+ . Uses Docker to provide a self-contained environment that includes code, runtime, system tools and libraries, independent of the underlying operating system.
For Compilation on GNU/Linux
OpenFOAM packs for Ubuntu 22.04LTS