Quoting from the README file:
- The included solid mechanics solvers employ the finite volume method (not finite elements) to numerically approximate the displacements and stresses in solid bodies undergoing deformation.
- The included solvers are suitable for small strain, small strain with large rotations, large strain, cohesive zones, plasticity, thermal- elasticity, visco-elasticity, gravity forces, fluid-structure interactions, multi-material analyses and contact stress analysis.
- A number of custom boundary conditions with full non-orthogonal correction are including time-varying displacements and tractions, fixed rotations, and fixed displacements with zero shear stress.
- A number of people have contributed to the development of the solvers, mainly within Alojz Ivankovic's research group. The main contributors are: Aleksandar Karac, Zeljko Tukovic, Hrvoje Jasak, Philip Cardiff, Declan Carolan, Michael Leonard and Valentine Kanyanta.
- The solvers have been assembled and are maintained by Philip Cardiff, University College Dublin.
- Have fun.
- - openfoam-extend/foam-extend-3.0 at SourceForge.net, namely in the branch master (mirror repositories)
- - wyldckat/solidMechanics at Github
Note: Given the changes made in the transition made between OpenFOAM 1.6-ext and FOAM-Extend 3.0, the solidMechanics toolkit is currently only present in FOAM-Extend 3.0, but can easily be transferred and built with 1.6-ext.
- Support thread at CFD-Online
- Support thread for "Solid Mechanics Solvers added to OpenFOAM Extend"
- News thread at CFD-Online
- Solid Mechanics Solvers added to OpenFOAM Extend