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► CFD Online Privacy Policy
  12 Sep, 2017
Please find CFD Online's Privacy Policy here:

This privacy policy was created since we received a request by Google to clearly specify CFD Online's user data policy in a privacy statement.
► Intrusion in the CFD Online Forums
  26 Aug, 2017
We have discovered that someone has been able to compromise the forums on CFD Online. Our forum user-database was most likely stolen and this database contained encrypted forum passwords (the stored passwords were both hashed and salted before stored, but the random salt was also available in the user-database). The hash algorithm used is fairly reliable, and was used twice with the random salt, but there has been reports of possible weaknesses, so someone might be able to decrypt the passwords. Hence, we ask everyone to please change your passwords.

All registered users should have received an email asking you to please change your password in the forums. If you remember your password you can do this in the User Panel > Edit Email and Password section here: If you have forgotten your password you can request a new one to be set and emailed to you at

In addition to the stolen user-database the intruder was also able to install his own Google AdSense advertisements in the forum threads. These ads were quite annoying and were not visible for administrators or moderators, so it took some time for us to discover them. This also happened in the middle of our vacation time. These annoying ads were available from July 28 until August 21.

If you have any questions or comments about this please do not hesitate to contact us at

We are very sorry about this incident and would like to sincerely apologize to all of our fantastic users.
► Hotmail/Outlook/Live Email Problems
  12 Jul, 2017
We have for several years had problems with email accounts at Hotmail/Outlook/Live (all run by Microsoft). Emails sent to these systems have sometimes been automatically deleted by Microsoft. We had a way to avoid this by registering as a safe sender, but this has not worked lately. This has caused big problems for users who try to register on the Forums, since to activate your forum account you must click on a link in an email sent to you when registering. If Microsoft has deleted this email there is no way to activate your forum account.

We have been in contact with Microsoft and they should now be accepting our emails again. However, the emails might end up in your spam folder. If you find that our emails are put in your junk folder then please make sure that you mark them as "not junk" to help keep Microsoft's spam rating correct. If you have tried to register but have not received the activation email you can ask for a new to be sent here:

This problem is caused by lazy CFD Online users who are subscribed to forum threads etc. and instead of unsubscribing from the threads they do not want any notifications from they mark our emails as spam. If enough people do this Microsoft will eventually decide that all emails are spam. This will make Hotmail/Outlook/Live accounts useless for CFD Online users (forum users can't register, registered users can't ask for password resets, subscriptions are not working, ...)
► Feeds Sections Open Again
  29 Jan, 2017
Our aggregated RSS/Atom based CFD feeds are now working again. You can find them here:

Following these feeds is the quickest way to catch-up on the most recent CFD blogs, news, jobs, vendors and journals.

Here are direct links to the different Feed sections:
These feeds have been off-line for almost a month. The feeds were originally based on the Google Feed API service, which was discontinued by Google on Dec 31, 2016. We have now implemented our own RSS aggregator and cache system and we are now not dependent on any external service. Some of the original sources are not working with our new system though, and they have been removed. We are not sure why some of them are not working as before.

If you have any suggestion on other RSS sources to add to these feeds please let us know by responding to this post or sending an email to
► Feeds section down
  12 Jan, 2017
Our Feeds services are currently off-line. This section was based on the Google Feeds API, a service that was discontinued and disabled by Google on Dec 15, 2016. We are investigating other ways to generate the Feeds.
► CFD Online Traffic Statistics for 2016 Finished, Fantastic Growth!
    6 Jan, 2017
We have just finished the traffic statistics for 2016 for CFD Online. The About section has been updated to reflect the developments in 2016.

2016 was a very successful year for CFD Online. We had a fantastic growth in traffic and for the first year ever CFD Online on average delivered more than 2.5 million web-pages per month to our visitors! Both the number of read web pages and the number of unique visitors (IP addresses) reached new record levels. The number of read web-pages increased by 39% and the number of unique visitors increased by 13% compared to the previous year. This is the strongest growth in traffic that we have ever had.

The bar chart above shows the 12-month trailing average of the number of web pages delivered from CFD Online per month over the last 18 years. More details about the traffic can be found in the most recent web-server statistics or in the statistics for 2016.


► Why Attend the NAFEMS World Congress 2017?
  28 Mar, 2017
Why attend the NAFEMS World Congress?The NAFEMS World Congress 2017, incorporating the 3rd International Conference on SPDM, will take place 11-14 June in Stockholm, Sweden. Featuring an unrivalled li
► Marie-Christine Oghly, elected president of World Association of Women Entrepreneurs
  28 Mar, 2017
Marie-Christine Oghly elected President of the World Association of Women EntrepreneursMarie-Christine Oghly, NAFEMS Council of Management member and president of Enginsoft, was elected World Presiden
► Convergence Ingénierie système, modélisation et simulation
  12 Feb, 2017
Convergence Ingénierie système, modélisation et simulation Contexte industrielAujourd’hui, la simulation numérique est largement utilisée par toutes les entreprises indu
► Dassault Systemes Announced as Platinum Sponsor of the 2017 NAFEMS World Congress
  26 Jan, 2017
Dassault Systèmes Announced as Platinum Sponsor of the 2017 NAFEMS World CongressThe International Association for the Engineering Analysis, Modelling & Simulation Community Partners with Das
► NAFEMS, sponsor of The Engineering Simulation Show 2017 
    3 Jan, 2017
NAFEMS sponsor of The Engineering Simulation Show 2017 NAFEMS confirm exhibiting attendance and Co-Sponsorship at The Engineering Simulation Show 2017Glasgow, UK. 14/02/17. NAFEMS are pleased to annou
► Unprecedented Response to NAFEMS World Congress 2017 Call for Papers
  21 Nov, 2016
Unprecedented Response to NAFEMS World Congress 2017 Call for PapersThe International Association for the Engineering Analysis, Modelling and Simulation Community sees Record Levels of Interest in its

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► OpenFOAM-v1706+ released
    2 Jul, 2017
OpenCFD is pleased to announce the June 2017 release of OpenFOAM-v1706. This release extends OpenFOAM-v1612+ features across many areas of the code. The new functionality represents development sponsored by OpenCFDs customers, internally funded developments, and integration of features and changes from the OpenFOAM community.

Among other developments it features:
  • Overset mesh
  • New iso-surface-based interface capturing functionality
  • Improved second order restart
  • New lumped point Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
  • New fvOption to simulate Joule Heating
  • New wave generation models
  • Upgraded command-line bash completion
  • Improvements to the wmake tool

The detailed list can be found at

OpenFOAM-v1706 can be downloaded as source code, precompiled Docker images for Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems from

OpenCFD invites all users to join a free online release webinar. Please register here:
► Updated native OpenFOAM reader for ParaView 5.3
  17 Mar, 2017
ESI-OpenCFD has been continuing its work on improving post-processing.

Working together with Kitware, the VTK-native OpenFOAM reader in the freshly released ParaView 5.3.0 now includes full support of 32-bit and 64-bit binary formats, better coverage of the Lagrangian formats, and the option to skip the initial conditions directory. This release also includes essential improvements for parsing STL ASCII files. (

At the same time, the OpenFOAM plugins for ParaView have been updated in our development line (for the upcoming 1706 release in June) to work with all recent ParaView versions. The blockMesh reader now also includes support for displaying the patch names, which allows better visualization of a blockMesh. (

Note that the ParaView plugins supplied with OpenFOAM are now versioned according to the ParaView major version, which makes it possible to easily switch between different ParaView versions without conflicts.
► OpenFOAM trainings in 2017
    3 Jan, 2017
Comprehensive Public Training Schedule for 2017 is now available. Please see our Website

**BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW to avoid dissapointment**

23-27 January in London

20-24 February in Munich

31 Feb - 3 March in Austin, Texas (USA)

13 - 17 March in Bologna

14 - 17 March in Boston, MA (USA)

and other locations.

OpenFOAM® Training OpenCFD deliver OpenFOAM® Foundation and Advanced training courses. Each course is of 2 days duration and is delivered by OpenCFD staff with exceptional experience in OpenFOAM® . VisualCFD is a 1 day course run at European Locations. Training Locations worldwide, we also provide on-site why not contact us for a proposal today.
► OpenFOAM 1612+ released
    2 Jan, 2017
OpenCFD is pleased to announce the December release of OpenFOAM-v1612+ released on 23rd of December 2016.

OpenFOAM+ uses the OpenFOAM Foundation version as a common code base. It contains wider functionality and platform support, including Linux, Windows and Mac utilising Docker. This release includes many enhancements in boundary layers, parallel processing, physical models and other areas.

Its purpose is to accelerate the public availability of new features which are sponsored by OpenCFD’s customers and contributed by the OpenFOAM community.

Please see the release notes

Please follow the download instructions in for binary installation using Docker for Windows, Mac and Linux or source code compilation.

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► OpenFOAM 5.0 Released
  26 Jul, 2017
The OpenFOAM Foundation is pleased to announce the release of version 5.0 of the OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox. Version 5.0 is a snapshot of the OpenFOAM development version that is “always-releasable” quality, through rapid-turnaround feedback between code maintainers and users. It provides new functionality and major improvements to existing code, with strict demands on usability, reliability and maintainability. It is produced for the benefit of all users, rather than a handful of commercial organisations.

Version 5.0 is a new major version release in which some backward compatibility to OpenFOAM version 4 is not maintained (requiring some changes to case input files), containing 816 code commits since version 4.0. OpenFOAM 5.0 uses all features of the ISO/IEC 14882:2011 (C++11) standard, and has been tested with C++ compilers that conform to that standard, such as GCC v4.8+, Clang v3.7+ and Intel ICC v17.0.4+.
OpenFOAM 5.0 is distributed under the General Public Licence by the OpenFOAM Foundation for:
Multiphase for Marine/Offshore Engineering
  • Wave Modelling: implemented boundary conditions for applying waves at an inlet that meets standards of code quality, maintainability and licensing
  • Wave Initialisation: new setWaves utility for initialising waves
  • Wave Damping: new verticalDamping fvOption damps the vertical motions of an interface in the region approaching an outlet to avoid reflections
  • Data Processing: a interfaceHeight function object reports height of a phase interface from a set of locations
  • Hull: new interfaceCompression boundary condition improves cases where a fluid interface hits a surface at shallow angle
Further Information: “Water Waves in OpenFOAM”.

General Multiphase
  • Performance/Numerics: increased robustness of multiphase solvers through improved inflow/outflow boundary conditions; better restart and more efficient Crank-Nicolson implementation for interFoam family of solvers; introduced a limiter to stabilise the interfacial pressure work term in the energy equation for multiphase flows; improved mass conservation in compressibleInterFoam using continuity error correction; improved calculation of MULES limiter at walls; for setWaves, generalised tetrahedron and triangle cutting, enabling cutting with level-sets as well as planes; added functions for volume averaging of discontinuous fields
  • Surface Tension Modelling: new framework for runtime-selectable surface tension models in the interfaceProperties library; convenient handling of temperature-dependent surface tension through liquidProperties class; new temperatureDependentContactAngleForce model added to surface film functionality
  • Film Modelling: new experimental compressibleInterFilmFoam multiphase solver supporting transfer between volume of fluid interface capturing and film approximation
Transport and Turbulence Modelling
  • Viscosity Modelling: new general strainRateFunction, non-Newtonian viscosity model where users can select the function at run-time using the Function1 functions, such as table, csvFile, polynomial, etc.; new Casson model for blood rheology, see User Guide 7.3
  • Laminar Stress Models: new generalised framework for laminar stress models including linear, non-linear, viscoelastic, etc.; new framework for viscoelastic modelling including Maxwell and Oldroyd-B models
  • Turbulence Models: Reynolds Stress turbulence supported in VoF and other incompressible multiphase solvers; corrected k-omega SST Sato model; corrected C3 dilatation term in turbulence modelling for compressible flows; improved low-Reynolds number behavior in omegaWallFunction and epsilonWallFunction
Particles and Tracking
  • Tracking: completely replaced the existing tracking, which failed for meshes whose decomposition into tetrahedra (tets) include “negative” tets; the replacement, known as barycentric tracking, is reliable on any mesh, irrespective of tet quality; optimised the averaging methods in MPPIC using particle barycentric coordinates for 2x speed up; changed interpolation for particles to use the barycentric coordinates, making it much faster and more reliable
  • Particle Injection: created the massRosinRammler distribution to handle varying number of particles per parcel for fixed-mass parcels
  • Optimisation: added solveFlow switch to freeze the flow field, but keep the particles running, in sprayFoam
Further Information: “OpenFOAM Barycentric Tracking”.

  • TDAC/ISAT: new TDACChemistryModel chemistry model providing Tabulation of Dynamic Adaptive Chemistry (TDAC); new Eddy Dissipation Concept (EDC) turbulent combustion model, including support for TDAC/ISAT for efficient chemistry; added variable time-step and local time stepping (LTS) in ISAT for TDAC chemistry
  • Other: new limiting of local time step (for solving steady-state) to specie reaction rate in reactingFoam; support for isothermal, compressible flow in reactingEulerFoam; reactions can optionally be enabled only in a specified list of cellZones.
  • snappyHexMesh: improved input syntax for triSurfaceMesh files; stopped writing of redundant files that break other applications and waste disk space
  • blockMesh: new point/edge projection onto geometric surfaces, see User Guide 5.3.3; new sloshingCylinder tutorial, demonstrating projection to create a cylindrical background mesh; added block face orientation checks to aid debugging; updated blockMeshDict files to use multi-grading in the pitzDaily tutorials, see User Guide
  • refineMesh: corrected parallel operation
  • Mesh Motion: new template cylindrical background mesh significantly improves robustness and accuracy of rotating geometry simulations; added mesh-motion solver for multiple moving regions, e.g. for 2 counter-rotating AMI regions; added dynamic mesh versions of DPMDyMFoam and MPPICDyMFoam solvers; improved 2nd-order time discretisation schemes for moving meshes; improved stability by bounding the localEuler time scheme for steady-state cases with mesh-motion
Energy, Heat Transfer and Thermophysical Modelling
  • Liquid Thermophysical Modelling: rewritten thermophysical modelling to make solid/liquidProperties and specie classes compatible; simplified and generalized the user interface for liquid properties; added general fluidThermo model to enable run-time selection of thermophysical model type; added equation of state for the Boussinesq approximation for buoyant flows, see User Guide 7.1.5
  • Compressible solvers: made rhoSimpleFoam (steady flow) work with any thermophysical model including liquids and more stable; added support for transonic flow of liquids and real gases in rhoPimpleFoam and improved stability and convergence
  • Other: combined functionality and improved usability of externalWallHeatFluxTemperature boundary condition and changed ambient temperature (Ta) to support time variation; added radiation modelling fvOption that can be used in any simulation where energy is solved; added support for residual convergence controls to chtMultiRegionFoam
Parallel I/O
  • new collated file format introduced in which the data for each decomposed field (and mesh) is collated into a single file that is written (and read) on the master processor
  • new masterUncollated option writes data with the original uncollated format without NFS
  • file writing can be threaded allowing the simulation to continue running while the data is being written to file: see “Threading Support”
Further Information: “OpenFOAM Parallel I/O”

Productivity and Usability
  • Data Visualisation: updated the native OpenFOAM reader module for ParaView version 5.4.0; maintenance of the native reader module ensures continued trouble-free visualisation of OpenFOAM data.
  • Command Line Interface: added Bash [TAB] completion to all OpenFOAM applications and scripts; added -list... options, e.g. -listScalarBCs in solvers for more relevant listing of BCs, fvOptions, turbulence models, etc (as a replacement to foamList), see User Guide 5.2.3; enabled applications running with the -doc option, e.g. paraFoam -doc, to open the application documentation at
  • Case Management: foamCloneCase can now clone cases from configuration directories, and copy script files and 0.orig directories; major maintenance of scripts, improving -help option and POSIX compliance
  • Inlet and outlet: generalised the swirlInletVelocity boundary condition to reads individual velocity components as Function1; new matchedFlowRateOutletVelocity boundary condition which matches the flow rate at outlet to a corresponding inlet
  • User Input: input syntax for fvOptions has been made much more user-friendly; made ...Coeffs sub-dictionaries optional for input model parameters; standardised notation in input parameters in radiation boundary conditions
  • Parallel Computation: added -copyZero option to decomposePar to copy the 0 directory to processor directories, to avoid field/mesh inconsistencies, especially when generating the mesh in parallel; integrated much faster, scalable reconstructParMesh
  • Configured Function Objects: add and subtract fields; XiReactionRate to write reaction-rate fields for the Xi-based combustion models; dsmcFields to write DSM fields; flowRateFaceZone to calculate flow rate through a face zone; streamFunction to calculate stream function; wallHeatFlux to calculate wall heat flux; writeCellVolumes to write out cell volume data and writeCellCentres to write out cell centre data, see User Guide 6.2
  • Function1: added a range of generic ramp functions, including linear, quadratic, halfCosine, quarterCosine and quaterSine functions which can be superimposed onto any other function using scale, see User Guide; damper function for smoother start-up under an applied impulse in rigidBodyMeshMotion
  • “Limiting” fvOptions: limitVelocity to limit the maximum velocity, e.g. to avoid excessive unphysical velocities generated during slamming event; made settings and documentation consistent in limitTemperature

OpenFOAM v5.0 was produced by:
  • Architect/Lead: Henry Weller
  • Management: Henry Weller, Chris Greenshields
  • Maintenance/Testing/Contributions: Henry Weller, Chris Greenshields, Will Bainbridge, Mattijs Janssens, Bruno Santos.
  • Other Contributions:
    • Combustion: Francesco Contino (+ macOS), Zhiyi Li, Alessandro Parente
    • Reacting Multiphase: Juho Peltola, Alberto Passalacqua, Ronald Oertel
    • Lagrangian: Timo Niemi (+ function objects), Karl Meredith
    • Parallel Running: Paul Edwards, Kevin Nordin-Bates, Alexey Matveichev
    • Heat transfer: Stephan Goeke, Tobias Holtzmann
Thanks to the OpenFOAM enthusiasts who have contributed to a better code through the Issue Tracking System.

To download OpenFOAM 5.0, click here.
► OpenFOAM for Windows 10
    4 Jan, 2017
The packaged distributions of OpenFOAM for Ubuntu 14.04LTS can now be installed directly on Microsoft Windows 10 using Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.

See OpenFOAM for Windows 10 for installation details.

Bash on Ubuntu on Windows provides a full compatibility layer for running Linux applications on Windows through the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), which performs real-time translation of Linux system calls into Windows OS system calls. The system can support graphical Linux applications, such as the version of ParaView that includes the OpenFOAM reader module, with additional X server software. Running OpenFOAM applications in parallel using WSL is reported to work effectively.
► OpenFOAM 4.1 Released
  13 Oct, 2016
The OpenFOAM Foundation is pleased to announce the release of version 4.1 of the OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox. Version 4.1 is a patch release of version 4.0 with approximately 50 commits that fix critical issues, improve usability and consistency in the code. As a patch release, we strongly recommend users of v4.0 upgrade to this version; users of the packaged version for Ubuntu (openfoam4) can receive 4.1 as part of a system upgrade.
OpenFOAM 4.1 is distributed under the General Public Licence by the OpenFOAM Foundation as:
For full details, see the OpenFOAM 4.1 Release Announcement.

Thanks to the OpenFOAM enthusiasts who have contributed to a better code through the bug reporting system.

To download OpenFOAM 4.1, click here.

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► InsightCAE - Open Source Project for Workflow Automation
  20 Sep, 2017

initially for our internal purposes, we started a project to create automated workflows: InsightCAE. The software is open source and most of its applications currently use OpenFOAM as a backend. The project contains:
* a lot of functions to interface OpenFOAM cases
* extensions (schemes, function objects, models ...) to OpenFOAM
* some infrastructure and a GUI to handle parameters and simulation results
* a script-based CAD tool

The project uses CMake as a build system, also for the OpenFOAM extensions. InsightCAE is not tied to a specific OpenFOAM version but does support a large number of versions at the same time.

We have now moved the source code repository to Github:

We also started a documentation:

Please feel free to have a look at the project. Suggestions for improvements are always welcome!

Regards, Hannes

PS: See this screencast for an idea of how an automated process looks like from a user perspective:
► IHFOAM-GUI release
  19 Sep, 2017
In the last decade, IHCantabria has been working actively on the development of CFD tools to study the interaction of waves with marine structures. In the last five years, our efforts have been focus on the implementation of new physics on OpenFOAM® platform to increase the capability of OpenFOAM® in solving coastal engineering problems. A set of boundary conditions for wave generation and absorption, and new solvers, to simulate two-phase porous media flow which were released in 2014 to make it freely accessible to the scientific community and industry. That bundle is called IHFOAM and it has been updated and actively downloaded from

In 2016, IHCantabria reached an agreement with ESI Group to include the IHFOAM developments in OpenFOAM® releases, which are presented every six months.

Since then, IHCantabria has contributed to releases v1612+ and v1706, presented in December 2016 and June 2017, respectively. Both releases included a new set of boundary conditions to generate and absorb waves at the boundaries without the use of dissipation areas to damp wave energy. This new set of boundary conditions, which are formulated using a new concept based on the introduction of mass and momentum along the boundaries, improves the ones initially develop by IHCantabria in 2014 and working with OpenCFD developers reduces the computational cost by around a 30%. In addition, the catalogue of wave theories has been increased covering solitary waves, linear and non-linear regular waves and random multidirectional waves. Wave absorption has also been improved since the original release.

Free surface time history of a cnoidal wave. Dashed red line: IHFOAM-v1.0 (release 2014). Dotted green line: Theoretical solution. Black solid line: IHFOAM (OpenFOAM® release v1706).

Now, we are very proud to announce here the release of IHFOAM-GUI which contains IHFOAM developments during the last years and already included in release v1706. Additionally other physics not included in v1706 release are incorporated in the GUI, such as porous media flow (fully validated, published in four papers) and vegetation fields, (fully validated, published in two papers).

IHFOAM-GUI has been designed following the request of many IHFOAM users to decrease the learning curve in the use of OpenFOAM® for coastal and ocean engineering. It is more than a standard OpenFOAM® GUI since it is especially designed to deal with free surface flows. The user will be able to set-up, in a short time, a numerical wave tank to analyze the interaction of waves with coastal and offshore structures. IHFOAM-GUI builds up the folders and the files needed to set-up a case guiding the user along several menus. Additionally, numerical proves can be inserted and post-processed along the GUI menu.

IHFOAM-GUI is freely downloadable from the following link including a tutorial:

IHFOAM-GUI has been designed within the Coastal Hydrodynamics and Infrastructures Group in IHCantabria comprised by ten members. Future IHFOAM developments will be included in OpenFOAM® to be released by ESI Group and included in IHFOAM-GUI.

IHCantabria developments has passed along a thorough validation with existing or tailored designed laboratory tests. Validation results are published in peer reviewed journals. Visit our web page for further details.

We look forward to having feedback from you.

Best regards,
Environmental Hydraulics Institute “IHCantabria” - Universidad de Cantabria

OPENFOAM® is a registered trade mark of OpenCFD Limited, producer and distributor of the OpenFOAM software via
► HopeFOAM-0.1(Discontinuous Galerkin Method Extension of OpenFOAM) is released online!
  19 Sep, 2017

HopeFOAM is a major extension of OpenFOAM to provide higher order finite element method and other numerical methods for computational mechanics. HopeFOAM has following features:

High Order:In addition to the finite volume discretization method used in OpenFOAM, HopeFOAM aims at integrating high-order discretization methods into the computational mechanics Toolbox, among which DGM(Discontinuous Galerkin Method)is the first one.

Parallel:In order to improve the performance and scalability of parallel computing, parallel computational toolkits/software are integrated into HopeFOAM to accelerate the discretization and computational procedures.

Extensible:By incorporating with the high order discretization and efficient parallel computing, HopeFOAM provides an extensible software framework for further development of application module and easy-to-use interfaces for developers.

FOAM:The current version of HopeFOAM is a major extension of the OpenFOAM-4.0 released by the OpenFOAM Foundation on the 28th of June, 2016.

HopeFOAM-0.1 is the first publicly released version of HopeFOAM and developed by a major extension of OpenFOAM-4.0. The Discontinuous Galerkin Method (DGM) is implemented in HopeFOAM-0.x. HopeFOAM-0.1 provides 2D-DGM and related support. The major components include data structure, DGM discretization, solvers and related tools. PETSc is used for solving of systems of linear equations. HopeFOAM-0.1 keeps the user interfaces consistent with OpenFOAM. Thus, users of OpenFOAM could implement and adopt corresponding high order DGM solvers in a relatively straightforward way.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email:
► Vegetation Module in IHFOAM has been released!
  13 Sep, 2017
You can now download the fully validated (Maza et al. 2015, 2016) IHFOAM vegetation module here:

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► UNIGE February 5-8, 2018. OpenFOAM advanced training days - DAKOTA training
    6 Sep, 2017
OpenFOAM Advanced training - DAKOTA Optimization training
UNIGE February 5-8, 2018.
DICCA, University of Genova, Via Montallegro, 1, 16145 Genova GE, Italy

The following advanced courses are offered by wolf dynamics ( and in collaboration with the University of Genova. For more information, visit the following link

5th February, 2018
Introduction to solid modeling for general CFD and meshing using OpenFOAM® technology - Onshape and snappyHexMesh
For more information, visit the following link

6th February, 2018
Design of experiments, space exploration, and numerical optimization using Dakota and code coupling Dakota-OpenFOAM®
For more information, visit the following link

7th February, 2018
Turbulence modeling with OpenFOAM® - Theory and applications
For more information, visit the following link

8th February, 2018
Multi-phase flows modeling with OpenFOAM® - Theory and applications
For more information, visit the following link

We would like to let you know that we offer a 40% discount for undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students taking at least two courses (a proof of enrollment in an academic program must be provided). For industry participants and general public, a 20% discount is applied to registrations received 30 days prior to the beginning of the course.

For those interested, we will also conduct a session on programming in OpenFOAM (2 days), and on the finite volume method (1 day) in May or June 2018, please let us know if you are interested.
► openFuelCell workshop on the 24th and 25th of October 2017
  27 Aug, 2017
I'm posting this announcement on behalf of Steven Beale, who is (AFAIK) responsible for managing the development of the openFuelCell project which is designed to work with OpenFOAM technology:

This is the announcement he requested me to publish:

You are invited to an openFuelCell workshop at the Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany commencing the afternoon of Tuesday 24th October and continuing on the morning of Wednesday 25th October. The goals of the workshop will be to;
  1. Exchange technical ideas and share common approaches as a group
  2. Share coding ideas and best practices
  3. Eliminate unnecessary duplication
  4. Meet OpenFOAM development and application programmers
  5. Generate common platforms
  6. Identify possible joint research programs and funding opportunities
  7. Write technical publications
We will have both instructional lectures, and round-table discussions. At this time I am asking you to write to me indicating interest in attending, and for your ideas as to how best to structure the workshop. Attendees are responsible for their own travel costs, but there is no charge for attending. Please RSVP me at the above email.


Steven Beale
The aforementioned email address can be retrieved from the git history of the project, but here it is on coded form:

s [dot] beale [at] fz-juelich [dot] de

Disclaimer: I'm very briefly assisting in this project, mostly only handling the wiki page: - and occasionally helping on the discussion thread regarding installation issues: - I am not a developer for this project and I'm not familiar with how it works internally.

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► User talk:MakisH
  21 Sep, 2017


New page

'''Welcome to ''OpenFOAMWiki''!'''
We hope you will contribute much and well.
You will probably want to read the [[|help pages]].
Again, welcome and have fun! [[User:Bgschaid|Bgschaid]] ([[User talk:Bgschaid|talk]]) 00:04, 22 September 2017 (CEST)
► User:MakisH
  21 Sep, 2017

Creating user page for new user.

New page

I am currently a student, working with OpenFOAM in my master's thesis. I find OpenFOAMWiki very helpful, but from time to time I discover small mistakes or outdated information, so I would like to be able to fix them. I don't understand why I need to provide my personal biography for this, though.
► User:MakisH
  21 Sep, 2017

User account MakisH was created by Bgschaid


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