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Old   August 2, 2007, 10:10
Default I would like just to know if t
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I would like just to know if to use Openfoam is necessary to program in C or C++ or any other language.
I know it is a basic question, but I haven't started to learn openfoam and CFD yet, and I will need it for doing a project.
I have not any knowledge about programming, so I need to know if I will need it.
Please, I would be very grateful if somebody answers this question as soon as possible, I know it is very easy for all of you. Thank you very much
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Old   August 2, 2007, 10:37
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Depends on the project.

I use OF since several month and up to the point you have to solve "tutorial-like" problems, you can do it without any knowledge of C++. Also this forum can help you with a lot of stuff. So it is worth trying OpenFOAM, you soon become addicted to it :-)

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Old   August 2, 2007, 10:58
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Not completely necessary - but helpful to have some knowledge of C at least. OpenFOAM consists of a series of computer classes that essentially provide a `high-level' CFD coding language that could be learned separately if necessary. Its useful to have some knowledge of C to understand what is going on, but not necessary to learn the details of C++ unless you are aiming to extend the libraries themselves.

I am currently writing an `idiot's guide' to OpenFOAM for students here in Exeter who are in much your position - wanting to use OpenFOAM but with no/minimal programming experience. Email me if you would like a copy (g.r.tabor@ex.ac.uk).

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Old   August 2, 2007, 11:51
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Gavin, Would you mind sending me a copy of the guide. My email address is madhavan at ualberta dot ca
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Old   August 2, 2007, 20:44
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Hi Gavin,
Could I also have a copy of the guide? I'm interested.
My address is oshima at eng.niigata-u.ac.jp

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Old   August 3, 2007, 03:24
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Well, apparently there is much interest in such a guide. Could you sent me a copy as well, it would be nice for our students.

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Otherwise, you could just put a link to that guide in this topic.

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Old   August 3, 2007, 05:13
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Or attach it to the wiki ;-)

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Old   August 3, 2007, 05:40
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aargh - inundated. I'm away from the office for a few days now - I've tried to send copies to as many people as I can manage, but won't be able to now until the middle of next week.

What I will do (when I get back to the office) is to put a copy on my teaching website that people can download directly. I will alert you when I've done that. I'm also planning a revised version - the current version is not as complete as I would like it to be (although I have a horrible idea that this is one of those jobs that will never come to a complete end, if only because I'm running to keep up with the OF developers), probably by the end of August; I'll post an alert then as well.

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