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These are things that are neither a solver, a utility or an example case and could nevertheless be of use for other Foamers.


1 Libraries for OpenFOAM

Stuff that is usually linked into dynamic libraries (.so in Linux)

1.1 Boundary conditions

  • wallHeatFlux: Fixed Heat flux boundary condition for incompressible thermal flow under Boussinesq-Approximation

1.2 Function objects

  • simpleFunctionObjects: A collection of almost trivial functionObjects
  • IOH5Write: A function object for writing fields and clouds into HDF5 file format, along with auxiliary scripts for handling the data in HDF5 format.

1.3 Turbulence models

  • kEpsilonViollet: Library of incompressible k-epsilon turbulent model with Viollet type buoyancy term

1.4 Other

  • equationReader: An extension to OpenFOAM's core library that allows you to use equations in dictionaries.
  • multiSolver: A library that allows you to run more than one solver in series on the same dataset.
  • swak4Foam: Library for user-defined expression. Should replace contrib funkySetFields and contrib groovyBC
  • IOReferencer: A simple piece of code that allows you to look up non-IOobjects from the objectRegistry. E.g.: db().lookupObject<scalar>("banana");
  • waves2Foam: A collection of libraries, solvers, boundary conditions, pre-processing tools and tutorials to be used for modelling surface water waves.
  • Janaf: Both the description of the old Janaf architecture, as well as a possible more advanced Janaf system.
  • 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.

2 Libraries for other languages

Stuff in these sections helps other programming languages than C++ to interact with OpenFOAM


3 Patches

These are patches that are to be applied to an OpenFOAM-installation. Only use these if

  1. you are sure you need them
  2. 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


4 Other

  • benchFoam: A benchmark script that is based on PyFoam to run OpenFOAM benchmarks
  • makeApplicationList.py: A script that generates a list of the applications in a directory (with descriptions)
  • SwiftBlock: An addon for Blender for creating/configuring blockMeshDict.
  • SwiftSnap: An addon for Blender for creating/configuring snappyHexMeshDict.