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OpenFOAM 2.3.0: foamyHexMesh

Introduction to foamyHexMesh This version of OpenFOAM includes a new, fully parallelised, meshing tool called foamyHexMesh. It is designed to generate hex-dominant meshes from the same type of surface geometries as used by snappyHexMesh, i.e. triangulated surfaces and in-built analytical surfaces such as spheres, cylinders and planes. The basic principles of […]

17th February 2014

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OpenFOAM 2.3.0: snappyHexMesh

Feature Snapping In this release, we have extended existing feature edge handling, reported previously in news and in v2.2.0. Explicit feature snapping uses one or more files containing a description of feature edges in the geometry. snappyHexMesh accepts basic edge mesh file formats, including OpenFOAM’s native .eMesh format, and .obj, […]

17th February 2014

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OpenFOAM 2.2.2 Released

OpenFOAM 2.2.2 is a patch release of version 2.2.1 that fixes further critical bugs and improves usability and consistency in the code. As a patch release, we strongly recommend users of v2.2.0 and v2.2.1 upgrade to this version. Version 2.2.2 is distributed as:

  • a packaged installation for Ubuntu Linux — the simplest installation option for OpenFOAM;
  • a packaged installation for SuSE Linux;
  • a packaged installation for Fedora Linux;
  • a source pack for compilation on other Linux distributions.

14th October 2013

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OpenFOAM 2.2.1 Released

OpenFOAM 2.2.1 is a patch release of version 2.2.0 that fixes critical bugs and improves usability and consistency in the code with over 200 code commits and over 1000 file changes. As a patch release, we strongly recommend users of v2.2.0 upgrade to this version, or preferably the version 2.2.2 release which contains additional bug fixes and improvements to 2.2.1. Version 2.2.1 is distributed as:

  • a packaged installation for Ubuntu Linux — the simplest installation option for OpenFOAM;
  • a packaged installation for SuSE Linux;
  • a packaged installation for Fedora Linux;
  • a source pack for compilation on other Linux distributions.

11th July 2013

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OpenFOAM 2.2.0 Released

OpenFOAM version 2.2.0 is a major release of OpenFOAM with numerous new features, distributed as:

  • a packaged installation for Ubuntu Linux — the simplest installation option for OpenFOAM;
  • a packaged installation for SuSE Linux;
  • a packaged installation for Fedora Linux;
  • a source pack for compilation on other Linux distributions.

6th March 2013

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OpenFOAM 2.2.0: Documentation

In the latest release we have introduced enhanced documentation of OpenFOAM within the HTML source documentation generated using Doxygen. The new feature uses extended file headers in which documentation is written and processed into pages by Doxygen. Access to Doxygen Modules Doxygen modules provide a convenient interface to grouped information, […]

6th March 2013

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OpenFOAM 2.2.0: Post-processing

Function Objects OpenFOAM can carry out post-processing automatically while the simulation is running using function objects. In v2.2.0, the range of available functionality has been extended to include the following. All function object data is now output to a postProcessing directory in the case directory. new wallShearStress – calculates the […]

6th March 2013

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OpenFOAM 2.2.0: Boundary Conditions

Jump Boundary Conditions A new jump condition framework has been implemented that allows jump conditions to be applied to any field variable across matching cyclic and non-matching cyclicAMI patches. The jump can be specified as either fixedJump, fixedJumpAMI: a spatially varying jump field, fixed in time, or uniformJump, uniformJumpAMI: a […]

6th March 2013

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OpenFOAM 2.2.0: Physical Modelling

Particle Tracking The particle injection modelling included as part of the Lagrangian intermediate library has been refactored to allow the specification of multiple (potentially different) injection models. The models are now specified as a list, e.g. injectionModels { model1 { type manualInjection; massTotal 0.0001; parcelBasisType mass; SOI 0; positionsFile “particlePositions”; […]

6th March 2013

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OpenFOAM 2.2.0: Thermophysical Modelling

Thermodynamics for Multiphase In v2.2.0, there has been significant redesign of thermophysical modelling, to enable more flexible handling of multiple materials, e.g. in multiphase flows, and conjugate heat transfer. Detailed changes to the thermodynamics are described in subsequent sections below. For multiphase flows, the resulting changes are:compressibleTwoPhaseEulerFoam includes updated thermodynamics to […]

6th March 2013

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