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== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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*[http://www.openfoam.org OpenFOAM Home Page]
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* [http://www.openfoam.org OpenFOAM Foundation Home Page]
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** [http://www.openfoam.com OpenFOAM Home Page] - commercial side by OpenCFD Ltd
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** [http://www.opencfd.co.uk/ OpenCFD Ltd] - automatically redirects to [http://www.openfoam.com www.openfoam.com]
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*[http://openfoam.cfd-online.com/forum OpenFOAM Discussion Forum]
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* [http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/openfoam/ OpenFOAM Discussion Forum]
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*[http://openfoamwiki.net OpenFOAM Wiki]
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* [http://openfoamwiki.net (unofficial) OpenFOAM Wiki]
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*[http://www.mfix.org/mwiki/index.php/Main_Page OpenFOAM training material], courtesy of the MFIX development team
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20130621230342/http://www.foamcfd.org/ www.foamcfd.org - FOAM CFD] - website no longer operational, was acting as an historic reference. The current link is pointing to a snapshot in the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
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** [http://web.archive.org/web/20150107024926/http://www.foamcfd.org/Nabla/ www.foamcfd.org/Nabla/ - Nabla Ltd. Home Page] - backup of the old nabla.co.uk, kept as an historic reference at foamcfd.org, but the link is now pointing to a snapshot in the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
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*[http://www.opencfd.co.uk/ OpenCFD Ltd]
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20041209084008/http://www.nabla.co.uk/ www.nabla.co.uk - 9th of December 2004] - last website snapshot of the old nabla.co.uk website, before OpenFOAM was released.
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*[http://www.foamcfd.org FOAM CFD]
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* [http://wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenFOAM OpenFOAM on Wikipedia]

Latest revision as of 16:58, 14 February 2016

OpenFOAM is a general purpose open-source CFD code. OpenFOAM is written in C++ and uses an object oriented approach which makes it easy to extend. The package includes modules for a wide range of applications.

FOAM was written by Henry Weller and others at Imperial College. For a few years FOAM was sold as a commercial code by the company Nabla Ltd. However, in 2004 FOAM was released under GPL and was renamed to OpenFOAM. OpenFOAM is currently distributed by OpenCFD Ltd.

OpenFOAM is a very capable code which you definitely should check out if you are looking for a state-of-the-art CFD code with source-code access. The numerics implemented in OpenFOAM uses the Finite Volume Method on unstructured meshes. OpenFOAM provides many capabilities, including free-surface and multi-phase flow modelling, lagrangian spray model and automatic mesh motion.

External Links

  • www.foamcfd.org - FOAM CFD - website no longer operational, was acting as an historic reference. The current link is pointing to a snapshot in the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
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