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madhukar_nal June 8, 2010 01:52

How to install Open Foam 15
I am eager to learn open Foam..So can anybody tell me...How to install open Foam with detail.
At present I am working on Gridgen,Gambit,Ansys ICEM, Catia & Fluent, in National aerospace Laboratories-Bangalore...Now I am Planning to get exposure about Open Foam.
So anybody inform me to how to install Open Foam & its directories...
Thanking You,:)


samsi June 8, 2010 02:42

Hello, look at the following link: OpenFOAM-1.6 install cookbook Maybe this can help you...

Gobinath June 8, 2010 06:13

OpenFOAM-1.6 Installation on Ubuntu 9.04

OpenFOAM is an opensource Computational Fluid Dynamic Toolbox. The latest release can be found here.

Download OpenFOAM-1.6.General.gtgz , OpenFOAM-1.6.linux64GccDPOpt.gtgz , ThirdParty-1.6.General.gtgz , and ThirdParty-1.6.linux64Gcc.gtgz from download page above (choose your linux platform).

Make OpenFOAM directory on your home directory, using this command in the terminal (LINUX is CasE SensiTiVE!):

mkdir $HOME/OpenFOAM
move all four downloaded files from step 1 into the new directory
in the terminal, move into the new directory

extract all downloaded files using:

tar -xzf OpenFOAM-1.6.General.gtgz
tar -xzf OpenFOAM-1.6.linux64GccDPOpt.gtgz
tar -xzf ThirdParty-1.6.General.gtgz
tar -xzf ThirdParty-1.6.linux64Gcc.gtgz
Change the permission of OpenFOAM folder with these commands; replace (username) with your username

sudo chown -R (username) $HOME/OpenFOAM/
sudo chmod -R 755 $HOME/OpenFOAM/
edit .bashrc file with gedit

sudo gedit $HOME/.bashrc
insert this line to the .bashrc file (there is a dot and a space before the dollar sign, include them!), save, close

. $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6/etc/bashrc
back in the terminal, run commands to update the environment variables:

. $HOME/.bashrc
test the installation:

For paraView to work, first you need to install Qt4-Assistant: Applications>>Add/Remove.. then search for Qt4-Assistant, install it
For getting started, make your OpenFOAM user directory from terminal:

mkdir -p $FOAM_RUN/run
Copy the tutorials to your user's run directory

cp -r $WM_PROJECT_DIR/tutorials $FOAM_RUN
Try first example, the incompressible laminar flow in a cavity

cd $FOAM_RUN/tutorials/incompressible/icoFoam/cavity

Gobinath June 8, 2010 06:18

Installation of OpenFOAM 1.6 on Ubuntu 9.10

OpenFOAM is another open source CFD software. In order to install OpenFOAM onto Ubuntu 9.10, the following packages are necessary.

cmake g++ flex++ bison python qt4-designer binutils-dev zlib1g-dev

Use apt-get to install them before trying to install and use OpenFOAM.

:/$ sudo apt-get install cmake g++ flex++ bison python qt4-designer binutils-dev zlib1g-dev

A very brief introduction on the compilation

1. Download the related packages, including the source pack and the binary pack. Double precision is recommended.

2. Create a directory OpenFOAM under $HOME (or at other locations if you prefer), move the downloaded packages into it, and then execute

# ship into $HOME/OpenFOAM/
:/$ tar xzvf OpenFOAM-1.6.General.gtgz
:/$ tar xzvf ThirdParty-1.6.General.gtgz
:/$ tar xzvf OpenFOAM-1.6.linuxGccDPOpt.gtgz
:/$ tar xzvf ThirdParty-1.6.linuxGcc.gtgz

3. After the files extracted, source the file OpenFOAM-1.6/etc/bashrc.

# at $HOME/OpenFOAM/
:/$ source OpenFOAM-1.6/etc/bashrc

For convenience, a sentence could be incorporated into the user config file ~/.bashrc to avoid executing the command above manually in the future.

source $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6/etc/bashrc

4. Compile ParaView. Ship into OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-1.6 and execute

sh makeParaView

5. Link OpenFOAM ParaView reader and ParaView.

:/$ cd $FOAM_UTILITIES/postProcessing/graphics/PV3FoamReader
:/$ ./Allwclean
:/$ ./Allwmake

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