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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 Local User Groups / Local User Group Germany

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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

11 World of Foam on Twitter

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12 News

12.1 News/FEATool Multiphysics 1.8 with OpenFOAM MATLAB CFD GUI

FEATool Multiphysics 1.8 with OpenFOAM MATLAB GUI

The FEATool Multiphysics MATLAB and Octave FEM Simulation Toolbox version 1.8 is now available. In addition to being a fully integrated FEA multiphysics toolbox, and interfacing with the FEniCS FEM solver and external mesh generators such as DistMesh, GiD, Gmsh, and Triangle, the highlight of the new version is introducing a fully integrated and cross-platform OpenFOAM CFD GUI interface for MATLAB and GNU Octave.

The new OpenFOAM MATLAB CFD Toolbox interface allows one to conveniently setup both laminar and fully turbulent incompressible Navier-Stokes CFD problems all within an easy to use graphical user interface (GUI). Featuring built-in CAD tools and (STL) CAD file import, automatic mesh generation (with automatic 2D to 3D mesh conversion and extrusion for 2D problems), FEATool to OpenFOAM case file conversion, solver selection and control, as well as solution import with postprocessing and visualization. As with all the FEATool MATLAB GUI functionality, models can also be saved and exported as m-file CLI functions where custom scripting and support for all MATLAB and Octave functions and toolboxes is supported. With the added support for the popular OpenFOAM CFD solver and FEniCS, high-performance multiphysics, multi-simulation, and CFD modeling can now be all be conveniently done within a single software interface.

Please visit the FEATool Multiphysics MATLAB FEM Toolbox website for more information.

Date: 2018/05/17 Location: Hong Kong

FEATool Multiphysics is developed by Precise Simulation Ltd. which was established in 2013 and is dedicated to providing accurate, efficient, and easy to use software solutions to a wide range of mathematical modeling, multiphysics, and computer simulation needs. In close collaboration with academic high-performance computing (HPC) partners with significant knowledge and over a decade of experience in many physics based Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) fields such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Structural Mechanics (CSM), chemical engineering, and heat transfer simulations Precise Simulation is able to offer a wide range of customized solutions.

The goal of the FEATool Multiphysics software suite is to be able to make physics based computer simulation easier and more enjoyable to learn for students in engineering, physics, and mathematics, and also simpler and more convenient to work with for both academic teachers, researchers, and corporate engineers.
12.2 Events/13th International OpenFOAM Workshop

Date: 2018/06/24 Location: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

The Workshop Committee would like to invite you to the 13th International OpenFOAM® Workshop to be held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, from June 24-29 2018

Start of Event 2018/06/24
End of Event 2018/06/29
Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

12.3 PFAU 15 Austrian User Meeting

11 December, 2017 in Leoben, Austria

The OpenFOAM User Meeting 15 in Leoben is scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2017 (9:00 a.m. - 16:30 p.m.)

It will take place at this address:

Seminarraum Eisen 
Metallurgiegebäude 2.OG
University of Leoben
Franz-Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben Austria 

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For participation please contact Alexander Vakhrushev: alexander.vakhrushev at

13 Summary of the PFAU 15 Meeting

I would like to thank all participants and especially the presenters! It is always a pleasure to meet you all. Our geography now extended till Tirol! We had different topics but with common interests in the multiphase, turbulence and heat transfer modeling. The general OpenFOAM topics were presented, as well as a comparison of the modeling and the experimental work.

At the BoF session the Tutorial Collection was discussed. A possibility of the OpenFOAM Tutorial Subforum at the CFD-Online was considered. These actions will be continued.

For the authors of the tutorial materials it would be valuable to fill in the "Further Reading" section.

It was also suggested to possibly add validation cases in the Tutorial and mark them with a corresponding flag.

OpenFOAM version compatibilities are still an issue, and many user stressed that they have to keep their solver with the old releases (e.g. 2.3x) to make their code running.

It was reminded to subscribe to the Austrian User Group Mailing list to stay up-to-day with Community activities.

OpenFOAM mailing lists

Looking to see you next time!



14 Presentations

You can check the available presentations at the following link:

PFAU 15 Presentations

15 Next Meeting

Beforehand the next PFAU is planned for the summer time 2018 and will be held in Linz. Please follow the announcements.

15.1 Events/PFAU 14 Austrian User Meeting

Date: 2017/07/06 Location: Address: 8010 Graz, Inffeldgasse 21a Room: IMEG 140

The OpenFOAM User Meeting v. 14 will take place at the Virtual Vehicle in Graz. All Foamers or anyone who is interested are welcome. If you want to participate or need further information please email to

Start of Event 2017/07/06
End of Event 2017/07/06
Location Address: 8010 Graz, Inffeldgasse 21a

Room: IMEG 140


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15.2 Events/12th International OpenFOAM Workshop

Date: 2017/07/24 Location: University of Exeter, Great Britain, Europe

The Workshop Committee would like to invite you to the 12th International OpenFOAM® Workshop to be held at University of Exeter, Great Britain, Europe, from July 24-July 27, 2017.

Start of Event 2017/07/24
End of Event 2017/07/27
Location University of Exeter, Great Britain, Europe

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