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Old   November 21, 2009, 02:30
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Hi.
I am a new user of OpenFoam, and very intersted in it. However, it is difficult for me to learn it only by its User Guide and Programing Guide. I tried to understand its codes, and I found that it is not a easy job due to limited remark. Can someone give some suggestion? Thanks in advance!
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Hi,

Check out the overheads under Basic training at http://www.openfoamworkshop.org/2009/4th_Workshop/

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I'd suggest first going though the tutorials in the user guide.

Then once you have a decent understanding of the structure and some basic FOAM utilities, start looking at some code. There are some simple test examples for the openfoam primitives under app/test .

After that, my suggestion would be to pick an app or library that is relatively simple, and start taking it apart, implement one change and understand how it works.

Goodluck and welcome to the world of OpenFOAM!
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http://www.tfd.chalmers.se/~hani/kurser/OS_CFD_2008/ more material

well documentation was stopped by OpenXXX you can read the thread in this forum ;-)

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Hi.
I am a new user of OpenFoam, and very intersted in it. However, it is difficult for me to learn it only by its User Guide and Programing Guide. I tried to understand its codes, and I found that it is not a easy job due to limited remark. Can someone give some suggestion? Thanks in advance!
The best way is to carefully read the existing manuals, try the tutorial, and then start playing with the code in cases you are interested in.

You might want to take a look also at
Of course you can ask your questions on this discussion board. There is a lot of helpful people.

Finally, if you are in a hurry, you might want to consider a training course. There are many offerings:
Some calendars are outdated, but if you are interested you can probably contact them for further information.

Good luck!

Best,
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