Main OFSolvers

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The solvers that are supplied with OpenFOAM. This page is structured according to the directory structure of the solver-sources.

1 Basic CFD codes

  • laplacianFoam Solves a simple Laplace equation, e.g. for thermal diffusion in a solid.
  • potentialFoam Simple potential flow solver which can be used to generate starting fields for full Navier-Stokes codes.

2 Combustion

  • engineFoam Solver for internal combustion engines.
  • PDRFoam compressible premixed/partially-premixed turbulent combustion solver that includes porosity/distributed resistance (PDR) modelling to handle regions containing solid blockages that cannot be resolved by the mesh.
  • XiFoam Compressible premixed/partially-premixed combustion solver with turbulence modelling.
  • Xoodles Compressible premixed/partially-premixed combustion solver with large-eddy simulation (LES) turbulence modelling.

3 Compressible flow

  • rhoCentralFoam Density-based compressible flow solver based on central-upwind schemes.
  • rhoPimpleFoam Transient solver for turbulent flow of compressible fluids for ventilation and heat-transfer.
  • rhoPorousSimpleFoam Steady-state solver for turbulent flow of compressible fluids with implicit or explicit porosity treatment.
  • rhoSimpleFoam Steady-state solver for turbulent flow of compressible fluids for ventilation and heat-transfer.
  • rhoTurbFoam Transient solver for compressible, turbulent flow.
  • sonicFoam Transient solver for trans-sonic/supersonic, laminar flow of a compressible gas.
  • sonicFoamAutoMotion Transient solver for trans-sonic/supersonic, laminar flow of a compressible gas with mesh motion.
  • sonicLiquidFoam Transient solver for trans-sonic/supersonic, laminar flow of a compressible liquid.
  • sonicTurbFoam Transient solver for trans-sonic/supersonic, turbulent flow of a compressible gas.

4 Direct numerical simulation (DNS)

  • dnsFoam Direct numerical simulation solver for boxes of isotropic turbulence.

5 Electromagnetics

  • mhdFoam Solver for magnetohydrodynamics (MHD): incompressible, laminar flow of a conducting fluid under the influence of a magnetic field.
  • magneticFoam Solver for the magnetic field generated by permanent magnets.

6 Finance

  • financialFoam Solves the Black-Scholes equation to price commodities.

7 Heat transfer

  • buoyantFoam Transient solver for buoyant, turbulent flow of compressible fluids for ventilation and heat-transfer.
  • buoyantSimpleFoam Steady-state solver for buoyant, turbulent flow of compressible fluids for ventilation and heat-transfer.
  • buoyantSimpleRadiationFoam Steady-state solver for buoyant, turbulent flow of compressible fluids with radiation, for ventilation and heat-transfer.
  • chtMultiRegionFoam Solver that couples conjugate heat transfer in a solid to a buoyancy-driven flow simulation.
  • lesBuoyantFoam Transient solver for buoyant, turbulent flow of compressible fluids for ventilation and heat-transfer with LES turbulence modelling.

8 Incompressible flow

  • boundaryFoam Steady-state solver for 1D turbulent flow, typically to generate boundary layer conditions at an inlet, for use in a simulation.
  • icoDyMFoam Transient solver for incompressible, laminar flow of Newtonian fluids with dynamic mesh.
  • icoFoam Transient solver for incompressible, laminar flow of Newtonian fluids.
  • nonNewtonianIcoFoam Transient solver for incompressible, laminar flow of non-Newtonian fluids.
  • oodles Incompressible LES solver.
  • pimpleDyMFoam Transient solver for incompressible, turbulent flow of Newtonian fluids with dynamic mesh.
  • simpleFoam Steady-state solver for incompressible, turbulent flow of non-Newtonian fluids.
  • turbDyMFoam Transient solver for incompressible, turbulent flow of Newtonian fluids with dynamic mesh.
  • turbFoam Transient solver for incompressible, turbulent flow.

9 Molecular dynamics

  • gnemdFoam General purpose molecular dynamics solver to simulate atoms in arbitrary shaped domains and average atomic/molecular quantities to the mesh to create field data

10 Multiphase flow

  • bubbleFoam Solver for a system of 2 incompressible fluid phases with one phase dispersed, e.g. gas bubbles in a liquid.
  • compressibleLesInterFoam Solver for 2 compressible, isothermal immiscible fluids using a volume of fluid (VOF) phase-fraction based interface capturing approach, with LES.
  • interDyMFoam Solver for 2 incompressible fluids, which captures the interface using a VOF method with optional mesh motion.
  • interFoam Solver for 2 incompressible fluids, which tracks the interface and includes the option of mesh motion.
  • interPhaseChangeFoam Solver for 2 incompressible, isothermal immiscible fluids with phase-change, e.g. cavitation, using a VOF method.
  • lesInterFoam Solver for 2 incompressible fluids capturing the interface. Turbulence is modelled using a runtime selectable incompressible LES model.
  • multiphaseInterFoam Solver for an arbitrary number of incompressible immiscible fluids, capturing the multiple interfaces using a VOF method.
  • rasInterFoam Solver for 2 incompressible fluids capturing the interface. Turbulence is modelled using a runtime selectable incompressible RAS model.
  • settlingFoam Solver for 2 incompressible fluids for simulating the settling of the dispersed phase.
  • twoPhaseEulerFoam Solver for a system of 2 incompressible fluid phases with one phase dispersed, e.g. gas bubbles in a liquid.

11 Stress analysis of solids

  • solidDisplacementFoam Transient segregated finite-volume solver of linear-elastic, small-strain deformation of a solid body, with optional thermal diffusion and thermal stresses.

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