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2 Events

3 Forks

There is a number of different flavours of OpenFOAM that are all based on the original FOAM-code. They are listed here in the order they were added to this page.

3.1 OpenFOAM (Foundation)

OpenFOAM by the OpenFOAM foundation

3.2 OpenFOAM+

OpenFOAM+ by the ESI-OpenCFD

3.3 Foam-extend

Foam-extend has a number of additional community-contributed features. A collection of fork-specific documentation is here on the Wiki

3.4 Other

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4 Learn

4.1 Training
4.2 Tutorials
4.3 Unofficial User Guides

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7 The page of the hour

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7.1 Sig Multiphase

The German Special Interest Group on Multiphase Flows in OpenFOAM® was initiated at the Southern German user meeting "OpenFOAM® Stammtisch" in 2009.

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8 Community

  • Users: Persons and Institutions that use OpenFOAM
8.1 Special interest groups
8.2 Local user groups

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10 Legal

  • The contents on this site is published under GNU FDL
  • "OpenFOAM" is a registered trademark of OpenCFD
  • This site is not affiliated with OpenCFD Ltd

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12 News

12.1 News/PFAU XII Meeting in Linz, March 15th 2016

The next version of PFAU will take place in Linz, in the "Wissensturm" (close to the Main Station), on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016. The meeting starts at 1.00 p.m.

For details go to: PFAU_XII_Austrian_User_Meeting

Date: 2016/03/15 Location: Linz, Wissensturm (Stadtbibliothek).

12.2 PFAU 11 Austrian User Meeting

26 November, 2015 in Leoben, Austria

The OpenFOAM User Meeting v. 11 in Leoben is scheduled for Thursday, November 26, 2015 (9.30 a.m. - 16.30 p.m.)

It will take place at this address:

Chair for Modelling and Simulation of Metallurgical Processes
Department of Metallurgy
Metallurgiegebäude 3.OG
Seminarraum 325
University of Leoben
Franz-Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben Austria 

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12.3 News/Release of foam-extend 3.2

Foam-extend-3.2 is now released !

It is our pleasure to announce the release of the foam-extend-3.2 code.

The code is available here:

Descriptions are available here:

A simpler URL brings also brings you directly to the foam-extend-project:

The release notes are available here: (In $WM_PROJECT_DIR/ReleaseNotes.txt)

The complete source code is available from the sourceforge git repository and can be obtained as follows:

   git clone foam-extend-3.2
   cd foam-extend-3.2
   git checkout v3.2


   git clone --branch v3.2 foam-extend-3.2

Installation instructions can be found here: (In $WM_PROJECT_DIR/doc/buildInstructions)

Report installation problems. See BUG REPORTS below. Contribute with additional build instructions. See BUG REPORTS below. Run the testHarness, following the instructions in $WM_PROJECT_DIR/testHarness/README.txt. Report fails, including URL to test results. See BUG REPORTS below.

The foam-extend workflow: The master branch is updated with bug fixes, but no new features: "stable". The nextRelease branch is updated both with bug fixes and new features: "semi-stable". The installation instructions are for the master branch.

You are encouraged to continuously contribute to the nextRelease branch according to the instructions at:

BUG REPORTS: Report bugs in the bug-tracker: Give an URL to testHarness fails, if applicable. Paste a patch for small bug fixes or feature additions (see

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Date: 2015/09/17

12.4 Events/11th International OpenFOAM Workshop

Date: 2016/06/26 Location: Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal, Europe

The Workshop Committee would like to invite you to the 11th International OpenFOAM® Workshop to be held at Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal, Europe, from June 26-June 30, 2016.

Start of Event 2016/06/26
End of Event 2016/06/30
Location Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal, Europe

12.5 News/FOAM-extend next release (release 3.2) - test phase deadline: June 25th

After some initial testing, the new foam-extend-3.1 code is now available here: as a release candidate for version 3.2. The next step is to test everything again thoroughly. We therefore invite the community to install the release candidate, run the test loop, and test your own cases.

Merge requests have now all been integrated in a new version of the foam-extend-3.1 nextRelease branch, which now constitutes a release candidate for version 3.2. The code will remain in the nextRelease branch until the official release. Click on History for the history of commits. The release notes will be updated during the testing period.

The next step is to test everything again thoroughly. We therefore invite the community to install the release candidate, run the test loop, and test your own cases. This should be done by June 25, after which foam-extend-3.2 is officially released and merged to the master branch.

To clone a fresh working copy (and checkout the nextRelease branch): mkdir ~/foam cd ~/foam git clone --branch nextRelease git:// foam-extend-3.1

To migrate from a previous foam-extend-3.1 working copy: cd ~/foam cd foam-extend-3.1 git pull git checkout nextRelease Note that work has been done also in ThirdParty, so it is a good idea to make sure that all those packages are re-compiled.

The installation instructions for Ubuntu 14.04 have been updated: $WM_PROJECT_DIR/doc/buildInstructions/Ubuntu/Ubuntu_14.04 (during testing period: switch to nextRelease branch!)

Similar installation procedures as before applies for other architectures. If all required packages are installed, it is merely a matter of sourcing the etc/bashrc file: . ~/foam/foam-extend-3.1/etc/bashrc and doing: foam ./Allwmake.firstInstall

Run the testHarness, following the instructions in $WM_PROJECT_DIR/testHarness/README.txt

Report any compilation problems in this thread. Help us write installation recipes for different architectures. Report bugs in the Mantis bug-tracker:

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