The OpenFOAM Foundation
Install the latest version of OpenFOAM
Packaged installation for Ubuntu Linux released on 10th July 2018. A simple installation option for OpenFOAM, native to Ubuntu Linux.
Run on other Linux distributions, including RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, SLES and openSuSE, using Docker. Another simple installation option.
Run on macOS Desktop v10.10.3+, using the Docker container system. Another simple installation option.
Get cutting-edge technology with the development line OpenFOAM-dev
Packaged installation for Ubuntu Linux, updated weekly. The simplest installation option for the development line of OpenFOAM.
Packaged installation, updated weekly, for Other Linux including RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, SLES and openSuSE, using Docker
Packaged installation, updated weekly, for macOS Desktop v10.10.3+, using the Docker container system.
Run OpenFOAM 6 and -dev on directly Windows 10, or with a VM or port.
OpenFOAM packages for Ubuntu can be installed directly on Microsoft Windows 10 using Bash on Ubuntu on Windows
OpenFOAM is created for the GNU/Linux operating system and can run on the Windows operating system using virtualization.
Public, open source software from blueCAPE Lda, providing OpenFOAM for updated Windows 64 bit OS, versions 7 to 10.
Need to run OpenFOAM quickly, reduce system administration, or access CFD resources on demand?
Users can compile OpenFOAM from Source Code
Compile the source code for OpenFOAM, including all the lastest developments. Requires Linux system administration.
Source code for compilation on Linux distributions, including all the lastest bug fixes. Requires Linux system administration.
Source code for compilation on Linux distributions, from version 5.0, released on 26th July 2017.
Release announcements from version 1.0 in 2004, to the present day
Old Versions of OpenFOAM
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At the core of OpenFOAM is a unique, and highly extensible, software development kit (“devkit”) for CFD, consisting of 1 million lines of C++ code, used to build robust CFD applications, which can be extended and customised, quickly and conveniently.
A full-time team of experts, mainly from CFD Direct (including its creator, Henry Weller), maintain this devkit. They repair 400 issues per year, redesign components, ensure compatibility with dependent software, package, release, document and promote the work.
The cost of maintenance is €250k per year. We offer maintenance plans to enable companies to fund these costs, ranging from €1k – 20k per year.
Poor maintenance presents a risk to your business. Mitigate that risk, by purchasing a maintenance plan and help reach our funding target for maintenance in 2018.
Find out more about Maintenance Plans