9th July 2024

Download v12 | Linux

Linux Distributions

OpenFOAM 12 is a major new release of OpenFOAM.  It is packaged for Ubuntu 20.04, 22.04 and 24.04 but not for any of the other Linux distributions.  In the past, we provided a Docker container with Ubuntu and OpenFOAM, which could run on the Window OS and macOS.  However, OpenFOAM runs within Windows using its Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) hosting Ubuntu Linux.  Similarly, OpenFOAM runs within macOS using Canonical Multipass hosting Ubuntu Linux.

To install OpenFOAM on its native Linux system, we recommend compiling the source code, except for Ubuntu Linux (and perhaps other Debian-based distributions) where packages are available.  A source installation should follow the instructions beginning with Compiling OpenFOAM from Source Code.

Reporting Issues

If you encounter an issue with this installation, please report it to the OpenFOAM Issue Tracking system.