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Chris Greenshields

OpenFOAM 6 Released

The OpenFOAM Foundation is pleased to announce the release of version 6 of the OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox. Version 6 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 6 includes the following key developments:

  • Conjugate heat transfer (CHT): improved usability, with simplified set up and running.
  • Rotating/sliding geometries: more robust AMI, and support for periodic cases.
  • Particle tracking: optimised computation and improved robustness.
  • Reacting multiphase models: phase change, reactions, drag, breakup, coalescence, etc.
  • Reactions/combustion: faster, full algebraic Jacobian, significant code redesign.
  • Other models: water waves and films, turbulence, thermophysics, atmospheric flows.
  • General: new case setup tools, boundary conditions, function objects, etc.

10th July 2018

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Download v6 | Linux

OpenFOAM 6 for 64 bit distributions of Linux 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.

10th July 2018

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Download v6 | macOS

OpenFOAM 6 for macOS 10.10.3+ . Uses Docker to provide a self-contained environment that includes code, runtime, system tools and libraries, independent of the underlying operating system.

10th July 2018

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Funding OpenFOAM in 2018

The OpenFOAM Foundation needs €250k annually to maintain OpenFOAM including “usability” developments, code redesign, issue resolution (bug fixing), distribution and testing, and operational costs. We provide 3 maintenance plans to fund the maintenance of OpenFOAM: Bronze at €1k per year; Silver at €5k; and Gold at €20k. Priority is given to maintenance requests from users backed by a maintenance plan, where: Bronze gives priority over published information; Silver gives additional priority over quality assurance, e.g. fixes on the Issue Tracking System; and, Gold gives additional priority over requests for usability improvements and code redesign.

2nd October 2017

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