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Chris Greenshields

OpenFOAM 5.0 Released

The OpenFOAM Foundation is pleased to announce the release of version 5.0 of the OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox. Version 5.0 is a snapshot of the OpenFOAM development version that is “always-releasable” quality, through rapid-turnaround feedback between code maintainers and users. It provides new functionality and major improvements to existing code, with strict demands on usability, reliability and maintainability. It is produced for the benefit of all users, rather than a handful of commercial organisations. OpenFOAM 5.0 is distributed under the General Public Licence by the OpenFOAM Foundation for:

  • Ubuntu Linux: packaged installation for Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 and 17.04;
  • Other Linux: installation with a Docker container; or compilation from source code;
  • Windows 10: installation using Windows Subsystem for Linux with Ubuntu packs;
  • macOS: installation with a Docker container.

26th July 2017

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Download v5.0 | Linux

OpenFOAM 5.0 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.

26th July 2017

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Download v5.0 | macOS

OpenFOAM 5.0 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.

26th July 2017

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OpenFOAM Parallel I/O

When an OpenFOAM simulation runs in parallel, the data for decomposed fields and mesh(es) has historically been stored in multiple files within separate directories for each processor. Processor directories are named processorN, where N is the processor number.  In July 2017, the new collated file format was introduced to OpenFOAM-dev […]

7th July 2017

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OpenFOAM-dev | Ubuntu 17.04

The development line of OpenFOAM is now packaged for Ubuntu 17.04, codename zesty. The deb pack, openfoam-dev, is distributed from the OpenFOAM Foundation download repository and includes the latest features and bug fixes for OpenFOAM.

16th April 2017

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OpenFOAM v4.1 | Ubuntu 17.04

OpenFOAM is now packaged for Ubuntu 17.04, codename zesty. The deb pack, openfoam4, is distributed from the OpenFOAM Foundation download repository and includes the latest bug fixes released with OpenFOAM version 4.1.

16th April 2017

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Funding OpenFOAM in 2017

The OpenFOAM Foundation reached its funding target of €100k for maintenance activities in 2017. We aim to improve software quality, targeting a 50% reduction in unresolved OpenFOAM issues. In particular, we want to repair the following areas of OpenFOAM, which requires significant code refactoring and/or rewriting: AMI, ACMI and cyclic interfaces; heat transfer, including CHT; particles and tracking (Lagrangian); sources and constraints (fvOptions). We propose that 20 companies pool €5k each reach our target. Please contact us about funding OpenFOAM in 2017.

31st March 2017

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Enforcing the GPL

OpenFOAM is one of the leading software applications for computational fluid dynamics . It is licensed free and open source only under the GNU General Public Licence version 3 (the “GPL”)  by the OpenFOAM Foundation, the copyright holder of the software. One reason for OpenFOAM’s popularity is that its users […]

3rd February 2017

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