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► NAFEMS World Congress 2019 Preliminary Agenda Launched
  15 Mar, 2019
NAFEMS World Congress 2019 Preliminary Agenda LaunchedQUEBEC CITY, CANADA, & GLASGOW, UK, MARCH 15TH 2019 – NAFEMS, the International Association for the Engineering Analysis, Modelling and
► Keynote Speakers announced for NAFEMS World Congress 2019
    7 Feb, 2019
Keynote Speakers announced for NAFEMS World Congress 2019The International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community Launches Extensive Roster of Keynotes for it’s Biennial World Congre
► Memorandum of Understanding between NAFEMS, prostep ivip, PDES, Inc. and AFNeT on behalf of LOTAR and CAE-IF signed 16 October 2018
    6 Feb, 2019
Memorandum of Understanding between NAFEMS, prostepivip, PDES, Inc. and AFNeT on behalf of LOTAR and CAE-IF signed 16 October 2018NAFEMS, prostep ivip, PDES, Inc. and AFNeT on behalf of LOTAR and CAE-
► 5 Reasons to Submit your Abstract for the NAFEMS World Congress 2019
    9 Nov, 2018
5 reasons to submit your abstract for the NAFEMS World Congress 2019 #NAFEMS19 1. Influence the Direction of SimulationNAFEMS is the voice of the CAE community – as simulation moves towards the
► Latest NAFEMS Publications
    1 Nov, 2018
Latest NAFEMS PublicationsThe following publications have been published recently and sent to our members.How To Perform Linear Dynamic Analysis This book aims to provide guidance on the usage of comm
► NAFEMS World Congress 2019 - Call for Papers Now Open
  30 Jul, 2018
NAFEMS are delighted to announce that the call for papers for the 2019 NAFEMS World Congress, in Quebec City, Canada, 17-20 June 2019, is now open.Engineering analysis, modelling and simulation are dy

OpenFOAM ESI-OpenCFD top

► OPenFOAM-v2006 released
    8 Jul, 2020
ESI OpenCFD Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of OpenFOAM-v2006.

The version released in July 2020 brings a lot of exciting new functionality and extension to the existing ones. Let us, among others, highlight a few:

  • blockMesh improvement - faster topological merge
  • New expression version of Function1 and coded PatchFunction1 for time-dependent BCs
  • Improved Arbitrary Mesh Interface (AMI)
  • New OpenQBMM community module
  • New and improved adjoint optimisation tools (e.g. for aeroacoustics applications)
  • New Weber number cloud function object
  • Improved multiphase phase change modelling
  • New pipelined Conjugate Gradient solvers
  • New suite of atmospheric boundary layer tools
  • New momentum error function object
  • New Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD) tools

and much more!

You can download OpenFOAM as source code, or precompiled packages for:
  • Windows (docker or cross-compiled native installation or WLS tarball)
  • Linux and Mac docker images

For more information, visit
► New Open-access OpenFOAM Journal
  26 Jun, 2020
For your information, for the following initiation by by these people:

New Open-access OpenFOAM Journal
► OpenFOAM-v1912 released
  23 Dec, 2019
ESI OpenCFD Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of OpenFOAM v1912.

This December marks the 15 year anniversary since OpenCFD first brought
you OpenFOAM, free and open source.

This December's release includes significant new functionality, including:
  • new adjoint-based automated shape optimisation tools
  • new interface-tracking dynamic meshes
  • new turbulence stabilisation for incompressible multiphase systems
  • new expressions engine that offers greater control and flexibility
    over your case set-ups
  • new collimated radiaion modelling
  • new k-epsilon-phit-f RANS tubulence model closure
  • new binary file compatibility
  • new weighted flux differencing scheme
  • and much more!
For more information, visit
► OpenFOAM-v1906 released
  18 Dec, 2019
OpenCFD is pleased to announce the release of OpenFOAM-v1906.

This release extends OpenFOAM-v1812 features across many areas of the code. The new functionality represents development sponsored by OpenCFDs customers, internally funded developments, and the integration of features and changes from the OpenFOAM community.

Among other developments it features:
- New adjoint shape optimisation capabilities,
- dry-run option for SnappyHexMesh,
- new relaxed patch regioning in SnappyHexMesh,
- new mixed-precision single/double precision running,
- new overset-enabled buoyant solver,
- new synthetic turbulence generation method for LES/DES

... and many other developments or improvements from OpenFOAM team or contributors.

The detailed list can be found at:

OpenFOAM-v1906 can be downloaded as:

- source code
- precompiled Docker images for Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems
- MS windows cross-compiled native executable distribution
- available also in the spack HPC package manager via the 'openfoam-com' package.

Details can be found on

OpenFOAM Foundation top

► OpenFOAM 8 Released
  22 Jul, 2020
OpenFOAM v8 Released - See Full Announcement

The OpenFOAM Foundation is pleased to announce the release of version 8 of the OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox. Version 8 is a snapshot of the OpenFOAM development version which, through sustainable development, is always-releasable. It provides new functionality and major improvements to existing code, with strict demands on usability, robustness and extensibility.

OpenFOAM 8 includes the following key developments.
  • Multiphase: selectable interpolation for interface-capturing, PLIC scheme.
  • Reacting multiphase: consolidated multiphaseEulerFoam solver and model development.
  • Transport: new MomentumTransportModels and ThermophysicalTransportModels libraries.
  • Thermophysical: thermodynamics and equation of state models, data input, refactoring.
  • Surface Film: huge performance improvements and better surface handling.
  • Heat transfer: better numerics and case setup, new thermal comfort modelling.
  • Particle tracking: renamed uncoupled solvers, improved tracking efficiency, injection.
  • Other models: transient/steady-state solvers, boundary conditions, reactions.
  • Mesh: improved snappyHexMesh and blockMesh, face centre calculation, cyclic patches.
  • Function Objects: improved visualization/field, residence time and configuration.
  • Case Configuration: new configuration/initialisation tools, coded Function1.
  • Computation: better data I/O, field caching, support for Arm processors.
  • Approximately 710 code commits, 200+ resolved issues
  • ISO/IEC 14882:2011 (C++11): tested for GCC v5.4+, Clang v3.8+, Intel ICC v18.0+.
OpenFOAM 8 is packaged for the following platforms, with ParaView 5.6.0 including Mesa with LLVM/Gallium acceleration for systems without a (supported) graphics card:
The OpenFOAM 8 Source Pack can be compiled on suitable Linux platforms.


OpenFOAM 8 was produced by:
  • Core Team (CFD Direct): Henry Weller (co-founder & lead developer); Chris Greenshields (co-founder), Will Bainbridge, Jakub Kníř
  • Developers/Maintainers: Juho Peltola, Timo Niemi, Fabian Schlegel, Ronald Oertel
  • Patch Contributors: Tobias Holzmann, SeongMo Yeon, Mattijs Janssens, Francesco Contino, Bruno Santos, Gerhard Holzinger, Kevin Nordin-Bates, Alberto Passalacqua

OpenFOAM 8 is distributed under the General Public Licence v3 by the OpenFOAM Foundation.

OpenFOAM Other Sources top

► OpenFOAM introductory training - Online seesion
  21 Aug, 2020
Online OpenFOAM introductory training

This course prepares the attendees to conduct end-to-end CFD studies, that is, CAD → Meshing → Simulations → Post-processing, using the OpenFOAM®.

This course is offered in cooperation with the University of Genova and Wolfdynamics ( The course extends for five weeks (asynchronous learning).

This training session will take place during the months of October-November 2020.

More information at this link:

OpenFOAM® version: the course is based on OpenFOAM® version 8.

Teaching method: all the lectures have been pre-recorded so that the participants can follow the course at their own pace. However, we strongly recommend dedicating at least five hours a week (that is less than an hour a day) to cover each week's topics and follow the guided tutorials. The participants will have access to a dedicated forum where they can post questions or interact with other users. We will meet once a week for questions and answers (Q&A).

Q&A meeting times: we will meet online every Friday for Q&A (16OCT, 23OCT, 30OCT, 6NOV, 13NOV). To maximize users participation in different time-zones, the meetings will start at 3:00 pm CET and will end at 6:00 pm CET.

Training material: every participant will have access to the lecture notes (in pdf format) and all the supporting material (tutorials and videos).

Fees: in light of the current developments due to the COVID19 pandemic, we have decided to offer a special price to all participants, 200 Euros + VAT.

Grants: we are also offering two grants to follow the training for free (reserved to undergraduate and graduate students). If you are interested, send an email to

Hurry up and get your seat now!
► Thank you wyldckat, aka Bruno Santos!!
  20 Aug, 2020
wyldckat, aka Bruno Santos, has decided to hang-up his gloves and reduce his volunteer time supporting the OpenFOAM community. For many years Bruno has spent a lot of time to support users and share his knowledge, always without any thought of himself and always with a very friendly tone.

With more than 10,000 forum posts and the highest reputation of all forum users on CFD Online Bruno is without competition the person who has spent most time to support OpenFOAM users on CFD Online and share his knowledge. We are many who will miss Bruno. We at CFD Online will most certainly miss Bruno. He has been the main administrator for the OpenFOAM forums for a long time, handling both support and more administrative tasks like removing spam.

Please join me in thanking Bruno for all the free help he has given to so many users over so many years!! THANK YOU!! We owe you.

Good luck in the future Bruno! If you ever need a favor back please do not hesitate to ask. You have a large group of friends here.

Best wishes,

► An open-source framework for data analytics, finite element and finite volume methods
    7 Jul, 2020
A program for 3 way coupling between open-source software Elmer FEM, OpenFOAM and Dakota has been developed. The program along with examples can be found here:

Capabilities: The interface provides an open-source framework that integrates data analytics, finite element and finite volume methods. This framework enables a richer understanding of multi-physics/phase predictions in a time sensitive manner. Its key features include uncertainty quantification, surrogate modeling, parallel programming and robust post-processing capabilities.
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► Monthly informal OpenFOAM meeting
    3 Jul, 2020
Hi everyone,
during the last openfoam workshop there was a discussion about a support group for beginners. Despite I already work for some time with openfoam I still consider myself a beginner. In order to give people an informal way to discuss their experience or problems with openfoam I would like to invite everyone to a monthly video conference. In order to allow participation of people from many time zones I propose to do it in the afternoon of Europe time.
The first occasion will be in the 24th of July at 16:00 central European summer time. The details of the Zoom Meeting room can be found in the attached image.

Everyone is welcome.
See you there.

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► Flowfusic - OpenFOAM in a cloud from web browser
    1 Jul, 2020
Dear All,

First of all, it is high time to say hello. I've been using OpenFOAM and this forum for years and I've always found a solution to my endless problems during my PhD.

Many thanks to all of you who contributes to this community.

Now, here I am asking for help.

Currently, I am working on my own project which aims to bring OpenFOAM to cloud accessible from a web browser:

It is extremely easy to start using OF with Flowfusic, after login you'll get a terminal, file manager, and text editor.

I need feedback from OF users. If you are interested in testing or using it please send me a private message and I will give you premium access.

Many thanks,

Take a look at the screenshot of what you get after login:
► OpenFOAM advanced training - Online. July-August, 2020 (
  16 Jun, 2020
While we all adjust to the new normal of the COVID19 pandemic and due to the travel restrictions imposed by many countries, we have decided to cancel all the classroom training sessions programmed during the year. All the training sessions will be delivered online.

  • The training sessions will be delivered starting from mid-July until the beginning of August.
  • The course is delivered live. However, all sessions will be recorded.
  • To maximize users participation in different time-zones, the courses will start at 2:00 pm CET and will end at 5:30 pm CET.
  • Each training session will be split into two non-consecutive days.
  • Attendees are required to bring their computer with OpenFOAM pre-installed. We will prepare a video to help the participants to install OpenFOAM and any additional application that will be used during the training.
  • The inscription fee includes the training material (in pdf format), and access to all supporting material (tutorials and videos).
  • Also, many of you or your colleagues may have been forced to be off work during this challenging period; therefore, we have decided to adjust our training fees and offer a 20% discount in all advanced training sessions.

With this in mind, we want to draw your attention to the upcoming OpenFOAM advanced online training sessions that will take place in July-August, 2020. During these online training sessions, we will address the following topics:

  • JUL15-17 2020. Turbulence modeling in general CFD and OpenFOAM® - Theory and applications.
  • JUL20-22 2020. Multi-phase flows modeling in general CFD and OpenFOAM® - Theory and applications.
  • JUL24-27 2020. Introduction to the FVM method. Standard practices in general CFD with applications to OpenFOAM.
  • JUL29-31 2020. Introduction to solid modeling for general CFD and meshing using OpenFOAM® technology - Onshape and snappyHexMesh.
  • AUG3-5 2020. Design of experiments, space exploration, knowledge extraction, and numerical optimization using Dakota - Code coupling Dakota-OpenFOAM.
  • AUG7-10 2020. Moving meshes, rigid body motion, adaptive mesh refinement, and overset meshes.

So hurry up and book your place, you are still on time to take advantage of our reduced fees.

For more information or to book your seat visit the following link,

Prerequisites: intermediate knowledge of CFD, OpenFOAM, and Linux is required. Some basic knowledge of C++ and shell scripting is beneficial. For those following the optimization training, no prior knowledge of Dakota is required.

Location: online.

Time-zone: Central European Time (CET).

Course times: to maximize users participation in different time-zones, the courses will start at 2:00 pm CET and will end at 5:30 pm CET. Each training session will be split into two non-consecutive days.

Language: English

Number of seats: 7 places available.

Training material: every participant will have access to the lecture notes (in pdf format), and to all supporting material (tutorials and videos).

Teaching method: lectures and hands-on sessions to validate the acquired knowledge. A training certificate is provided to all attendees who complete the course.

Additional information:
  • Cancellations will not be accepted.
  • Attendees are required to have all applications installed.
  • To maximize the learning process, it is recommended to use two devices. One device to run all tutorials and the other device to follow the online meeting.
  • To deliver the training, we will use Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, or Zoom online conferencing applications, that are free on the client side.
  • For remote control, we will use anydesk, which is free on the client side.
  • A training certificate is provided to all attendees who complete the course.
  • Support to install the required applications can be provided at a nominal price. Send us an email for more information.

OpenFOAM Wiki top

  23 Sep, 2020

Multidisciplinary CFD

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* Developed as a pre- and post-processing tools for general-purpose CFD softwares
* Case setup GUI for iconCFD and OpenFOAM(ESI-OpenCFD versions) solvers including incompressible, compressible, heat transfer, CHT and multiphase
* Geometry import and modification
* Geometry import and modification
* Powerful mesher such as surface wrapper and tetra/polyhedral mesher
* Powerful mesher such as surface wrapper and tetra/polyhedral mesher
* Support for ESI-versions
* Visualization of analysis results
* Case setup of many solvers including incompressible, compressible, heat transfer, CHT and multiphase
* Case setup of adjoint shape optimization and overset simulations will be supported in the next release
* Visualization of analysis result
* Graphical monitoring
* Graphical monitoring
* Macro recording based on JavaScript
* Macro recording based on JavaScript
* Follow @ennovacfd on Twitter( for more information


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