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Advanced tips for working with the OpenFOAM shell environment

Posted August 28, 2011 at 08:51 by wyldckat
Updated January 1, 2014 at 12:11 by wyldckat (Please go to

Finally finished writing a better page than this one at

This blog post envisions to explain the advanced usages of OpenFOAM's shell environment. For now, only the most common ideas will be explained here, but the idea is to expand it to a size worthy for then moving to
  1. New to Linux? Then Google "Linux tutorial" Although,
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Linking dynamic libraries and initializing variables

Posted August 27, 2011 at 15:14 by wyldckat
Updated August 28, 2011 at 09:19 by wyldckat (added more links...)

This blog post is an effort to document the search for solutions for loading dynamically linked libraries and initializing their objects in the desired order. With me, it all started with this bug report:

Basically, OpenFOAM initializes debug values right after loading all of the necessary libraries. These debug values are read from the global controlDict files (see $WM_PROJECT_DIR/etc/controlDict in your own OpenFOAM installation, or...
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Build times for OpenFOAM 2.0.x code with Ubuntu 10.10 with its gcc 4.4.5

Posted August 20, 2011 at 12:41 by wyldckat
Updated August 27, 2011 at 14:36 by wyldckat (Added a few notes)

This post is gathers information about OpenFOAM 2.0.x build times, using the gcc version that comes with Ubuntu 10.10, namely 4.4.5.

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Since I was curious about using N+1 processes, I've built OpenFOAM 3 times on my machine that has 8GB of DDR2 800MHz and one AMD 1055T X6, using Ubuntu 10.10 with its original gcc version:
  • 1st build with 6 processes;
  • 2nd
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Building ParaView 3.10.1 with custom Qt 4.6.4

Posted July 25, 2011 at 20:39 by wyldckat
Updated October 16, 2011 at 11:22 by wyldckat (had a bad link...)

<-- Related issues to ParaView with OpenFOAM - Fixes and solutions

This blog post is for those users who want to build ParaView 3.10.1 that comes with OpenFOAM's ThirdParty, version 2.0.0/x. It's based on a previous blog post of mine: Building ParaView 3.8.0 with custom Qt 4.6.3

In case you don't know, ParaView 3.10.1 that comes with OpenFOAM 2.0.0/x, during ParaView's compilation, it states that only Qt 4.6 is supported... oh well . So, in case your...
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I never thought I would post so much in any forum in my life time...

Posted July 22, 2011 at 18:15 by wyldckat
Updated October 5, 2014 at 09:58 by wyldckat

I find it interesting the number of posts I've already made on the So I'll start keeping track of the interesting numbers here on this blog post

My post #1000:

My post #1234:

My post #1350:
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