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anand_30 March 31, 2011 09:23

Learning OpenFOAM-new user
Hello there,I am very much interested in learning OpenFOAM but I don't know where to start actually?
I am reading the user's guide and trying some tutorials given in it but i am unable to get most of the things such as:-
1.the format of a case
2.most of files as fvSchemes and fvSolution in cavity case to 'create' a simple case?(not from scrach but by copying most of the codes in exsisting cases) to choose a solver?

All these qustions and many more which confuse me.I just want to know a proper way to learn any CFD.

I would like to add that I am an average student studying in 2nd year of undergraduate course in mechanical engineering in India.I have fluid mechanics as one of the subject this semester so I am still not familier with most of fluid concepts and equations but I like this approch of learning both the things simultaneously cause I know at the end of this fluid mechanics course I still may lack in understanding some concepts.

Thank you,I appreciate your help.

elvis March 31, 2011 10:23

look at gettingStarted.pdf .. and so on

another source for small hints might be



anand_30 March 31, 2011 12:49


Originally Posted by elvis (Post 301690)

Hey thanks a lot,these are awesome links.
Thank you very much. :)
I really appreciate your help Elvis.

aghsin June 18, 2016 11:08

cell centers or cell vertices
hello everyone,
i was wondering whetehr OpenFoam solves the PDE's on the cell centers or cell vertices? I know the result are stored in cell center.

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