19th December 2011

OpenFOAM 2.1.0: Miscellaneous

In addition to new features described on other pages linked to from the version 2.1.0 release announcement, there are some other new developments and changes in OpenFOAM.

  • The decomposePar utility has a new option to constrain the decomposition to leave patches intact; this can be beneficial when running AMI cases in parallel.
  • The redistributeParMesh utility has been renamed to redistributePar.
  • The SIMPLE/PIMPLE loop control structure has been formalised and propagated across solvers, enabling cleaner and more consistent code.
  • The directMapped patch types have been renamed to mapped, following the inclusion of the new AMI functionality.
  • Support for 64-bit labels now lifts the restriction of a maximum of two billion mesh elements.
  • A restriction on format of hostnames and user names has now been removed by storing them as strings, enabling them to contain any character.