These are things that are neither a solver, a utility or an example case and could nevertheless be of use for other Foamers. The contributions listed here are all part of the Contrib page group, where all of the contributions of this kind are listed.
1 Libraries for OpenFOAM
Stuff that is usually linked into dynamic libraries (.so in Linux)
1.1 Boundary conditions
- groovyBC: A boundary condition that allows the specification via expressions, similar to funkySetFields
- pressureTransmissive: A port of the popular OpenFOAM 1.3 boundary condition to OF 1.4.1
- timeVaryingNonuniformFixedValue: A boundary condition to prescribe temporally and spatially varying values on a patch
- wallHeatFlux: Fixed Heat flux boundary condition for incompressible thermal flow under Boussinesq-Approximation
- wallRadiationTemperature: A radiation coupled boundary condition for buoyantSimpleRadiationFoam.
1.2 Function objects
- IOH5Write: A function object for writing fields and clouds into HDF5 file format, along with auxiliary scripts for handling the data in HDF5 format.
- simpleFunctionObjects: A collection of almost trivial functionObjects
- forceDirCoeffs: A function object based on forceCoeffs from OpenFOAM(R), but with the added side forces.
1.3 Turbulence models
- Abe-Kondoh-Nagano low-Re k-epsilon model: An implementation of this turbulence model.
- boussinesqTurbulentModelsRAS: Library of RAS turbulence model under Boussinesq-Approximation
- Dynamic Smagorinsky SGS model: Implementation of the dynamic Smagorinsky SGS model as proposed by Lilly (1992) for OpenFOAM.
- kEpsilonViollet: Library of incompressible k-epsilon turbulent model with Viollet type buoyancy term
- equationReader: An extension to OpenFOAM's core library that allows you to use equations in dictionaries.
- IOReferencer: A simple piece of code that allows you to look up non-IOobjects from the objectRegistry. E.g.: db().lookupObject<scalar>("banana");
- Janaf: Both the description of the old Janaf architecture, as well as a possible more advanced Janaf system.
- multiSolver: A library that allows you to run more than one solver in series on the same dataset.
- perturbU: A few utilities for initializing fields for LES simulations for OpenFOAM.
- Tabulated thermophysicalProperties library: Tabulated material properties for the thermophysicalProperties library.
- swak4Foam: Library for user-defined expression. Should replace contrib funkySetFields and contrib groovyBC
2 Libraries for other languages
Stuff in these sections helps other programming languages than C++ to interact with OpenFOAM
These are patches that are to be applied to an OpenFOAM-installation. Only use these if
- you are sure you need them
- you know what you are doing
because they can alter the behaviour of your OpenFOAM-stuff (making it impossible for other people to help you)
- plugIn.patch: an extension to OF that allows the run-time loading of additional libraries
- regIOobject.patch: Fix potential problem when reading controlDict during parallel execution
- IAPWS-IF97-OF: IAPWS-IF97 water properties for OpenFOAM (R).
- LibOpenSMOKE: Tool-kit for OpenFOAM of a combustion model based on the steady-state laminar flamelet theory.
- multiRegionPlasma: A program to model electromagnetic field and trajectories of charged particles.
- OpenFuelCell: Tool-kit project for developing open source computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to model fuel cells using OpenFOAM technology.
- porousMultiphaseFoam: An open-source toolbox for multiphase flow in porous media.
- solidMechanics: Tool-kit for OpenFOAM of solid mechanics solvers that employ the finite volume method (not finite elements) to numerically approximate the displacements and stresses in solid bodies undergoing deformation.
- waves2Foam: A collection of libraries, solvers, boundary conditions, pre-processing tools and tutorials to be used for modelling surface water waves.
5 Mesh generators and manipulators
- hexBlocker: (Unofficial) GUI for blockMeshDict generation for OpenFOAM. It's based on Qt and VTK.
- PatchEditor: A Blender addon to edit OpenFOAM mesh patches.
- SwiftBlock: An addon for Blender for creating/configuring blockMeshDict.
- SwiftSnap: An addon for Blender for creating/configuring snappyHexMeshDict.
- makeApplicationList.py: A script that generates a list of the applications in a directory (with descriptions)