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► Users banned and posts deleted by mistake
  23 Sep, 2022
By mistake one of our moderators yesterday happened to ban about 5 legitimate users and deleted all of their posts. Fortunately it was possible to solve this quite quickly and I have now restored the deleted posts and removed the incorrect bans.

If someone is still missing their posts, or have been banned incorrectly from the forums, please let me know asap. You can send me a private message here on the forum or email to


► 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

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► OpenFOAM-v2206 released
  28 Jun, 2022
New version of OpenFOAM-v2206

OpenCFD is pleased to announce the June 2022 release of OpenFOAMĀ® v2206. This release extends OpenFOAM-v2112 features across many areas of the code. The new functionality represents development sponsored by OpenCFD's customers, internally funded developments, and integration of features and changes from the OpenFOAM community.

Among the new features users may find:

  • snappyHexMesh improvements and optimisations
  • Improved createPatch utility
  • New setTurbulenceFields pre-processing utility

  • Community contribution: New adjoint to k-omega SST model
  • Community contribution: updated adjoint optimisation
  • Improved QR decomposition algorithm
  • Improved semi-implicit sources

Solvers and physical models
  • New solid body mesh motion
  • New Reynolds-stress turbulence model: EBRSM
  • Improved wall functions
  • New tabulated anisotropic thermal conductivity solid transport

Boundary conditions
  • Improved turbulent digital filter condition
  • New outlet-mapped inlet condition
  • New specie adsoption conditions

  • Improved probes function object
  • Improved sampled surfaces
  • Improved runTimeControl function object
  • Improved Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD) tools

In addition to source code packages suitable for compilation on a variety of Linux and other POSIX systems, this release also has a number of pre-compiled binary packages.
  • Ubuntu Linux: packaged installation for Ubuntu 22.04 (LTS), 20.04 (LTS), 18.04 (LTS)
  • openSUSE Linux: packaged installation for Leap15.4, Leap15.3, Leap15.2
  • Redhat Linux variants: packaged installation for CentOS/Rocky 9, 8, 7 and Fedora 36, 35, ...

MS Windows users can use these packages and install them to Windows Subsystem for Linux or into a Linux container in Docker. Another possibility is to install cross-compiled executables directly to MS Windows.

Mac OSX users have to compile the source code using Clang compiler.

Full information about the release can be found at
► ESI OpenCFD Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of OpenFOAM-v2112
  22 Dec, 2021
New version of OpenFOAM-v2112

The version released in December 2021 brings a lot of exciting new functionality and extension to the existing ones. Let us, among others, highlight a few:

New Function1 entries
Improved expressions
Improved blockMesh utility

Community contribution: Smoothed surface sensitivity maps
New relaxed non-orthogonal correction scheme
New iterative skew correction scheme
New cylindrical interpolation for the cyclicPeriodicAMI coupled boundary conditions
New programmable under-relaxation factors

Solvers & physical models:
New finite area thin film
New kL turbulence model
Improved particle patchInjection model
New oxide mass transfer model

New propellerInfo function object
Extended particleTracks utility to include field data
New glTF write format
New output for default dictionary entries

And many more also thanks to all contributors.
Please visit release notes to learn more
► OpenFOAM v2112 developers upgrade announcement
  30 Nov, 2021
Dear OpenFOAM users,

let us bring some advanced information to the developers before the actual release. Release activities for the OpenFOAM-v2112" release are nearing their end, but we would like to take this opportunity to mention some changes that could potentially affect existing codebases.

Two main changes are brought by the updates in the runTime selection mechanism and are described here:

Please note, this is pre-release information and as such is subject to change.

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► OpenFOAM v10 Released
  12 Jul, 2022
OpenFOAM v10 Released - See Full Announcement

The OpenFOAM Foundation is pleased to announce the release of version 10 of the OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox. Version 10 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 10 includes the following key developments.
  • Multiphase: added models and improved performance / robustness of multiphase solvers.
  • Transport: properties consolidated into a single physicalProperties file.
  • Thermophysical: improved handling of conductivity and added documentation.
  • Heat transfer: improved thermal coupling in conjugate heat transfer.
  • Particle tracking: can now be plugged into any solver using the clouds fvModel.
  • Reactions: chemistry now solve for mass fractions to account for thermal expansion.
  • Parallelisation: new framework for load-balancing, decomposition and redistribution.
  • Mesh: general improvements to snappyHexMesh, blockMesh and other tools
  • Dynamic Mesh: non-conformal coupling (NCC) for rotating geometry, to replace AMI.
  • Dynamic Re-meshing: mesh-to-mesh mapping for mesh motion including engines.
  • Function Objects: more efficient output for sampling, and new field calculations.
  • Models and Constraints: now work for moving mesh cases and with function objects.
  • Boundary Conditions: new general conditions of pressure, velocity and temperature.
  • Case Configuration: created userTime to provide a customised measure of time.
  • Computation: improvements to distance-to-wall calculations, time handling and I/O.
  • Approximately 635 code commits, 161 resolved issues.
  • ISO/IEC 14882:2011 (C++14): tested for GCC v5.4+, Clang v10+ (v4+ should also work).
OpenFOAM 10 is packaged for the following platforms, with ParaView 5.6 including Mesa with LLVM/Gallium acceleration for systems without a (supported) graphics card:
The OpenFOAM 10 Source Pack can be compiled on suitable Linux platforms.


OpenFOAM 10 was produced by:

OpenFOAM 10 is distributed under the General Public Licence v3 by the OpenFOAM Foundation.

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► Permafrost modelling with OpenFOAM : the permaFoam solver
  26 Sep, 2022
Dear FOAMers,

It is my pleasure to announce the recent publication of an updated version of the permaFoam solver, the OpenFOAM solver for permafrost modelling. You can find the related paper published in Computer Physics Communications below :
High Performance Computing capabilities are studied up to 16 kCores on supercomputers of CALMIP and TGCC. Examples of applications are also presented. One can find the latest updates of the permaFoam solver on the community repository:

All the best,

Laurent Orgogozo
University of Toulouse
► foam-extend-5.0 release
  20 Sep, 2022
Announcing foam-extend-5.0 Official Release

This is a major release of foam-extend-5.0 created from the nextRelease branch of foam-extend-4.1 which consolidates cumulative development since 14 October 2019. In total, the release consists of 5535 commits since the last release.
Pre-packaged binaries are produced for
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Microsoft Windows compilation follows the Windows Power Shell Ubuntu sub-system.

Visit for more information.

Major new features:

* Physics modelling

* Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) model development across a number of applications with tutorials and validation cases. POD uses the Method of Snapshots to create energy-consistent reduced order models which run 1000s of times faster than full CFD. POD analysis is also used to examine stability characteristics of flow regimes or to assemble "digital twin"-type models. POD has been deployed across a number of applications, with new tutorials.

* Extension to porous zone models for thermal modelling and heat transfer, including implicit coupled conjugate heat transfer

* Physics modelling updates for coal combustion

* Handling of derived forms of enthalpy in thermophysical models with correct boundary condition setup (coupled interfaces)

* Numerics

* Immersed Boundary (Surface) method: major improvements. Consistency errors in parallel cutting and interaction with coupled boundaries have been resolved. Further type-consistent boundary conditions on IB surfaces have been adeed, with correct mapping and post-processing. Major robustness improvements in the method. Algorithmic improvements in immersed boundary handling; cutting, dead cells, extended sets of boundary conditions. Rewrite of cut cell handling, parallelism and consistency updates.

* Immersed boundary with interfering patches: multiple intersections

* Updated algorithms for buoyant flows: correct limit of incompressibility and consistent handling of stratified flows. Solvers represent incompressible results for canonical flows without instability

* Consistency updates for Multiple Rotating Frames (MRF) of reference, with accurate geometry handling. Consistent and convergent integration with block pressure-velocity solvers

* Algorithmic updates for steady compressible turbomachinery flows. New implementation of rothalpy handling with better consistency in rothalpy jump coupled boundary conditions

* Use of block-AMG solvers for block-coupled p-U solvers: see tutorials

* Updated handling of bounded flux boundary conditions

* New 01 bounded convection schemes

* Better reporting of flux check

* Updated algorithms for partial overlap GGI interface pairs

* Change in handling of adjustPhi for moving deforming meshes

* HPC and parallelism, performance improvements

* Major improvement in handling of processor boundaries and other cached coupled interface patch types. This resolves long-standing bugs in FOAM-OpenFOAM development lines and results in significant reduction in number of iterations of linear solvers. Further, numerous stability and consistency problems in parallel execution have been resolved

* Improvements for large memory usage in large-scale HPC cases

* Incremental consistency work on block-coupled solvers for incompressible flows

* Incremental improvement in performance for parallel Oveset Mesh capability. Update in low-level communication and consistency

* Clean-up of boundary condition updates in absence of database field access

* Dynamic Mesh

* Full deployment of dynamic load balancing with AMR or other dynamic mesh features at the level of topoChangerDynamicFvMesh

* Refactoring of dynamic mesh solvers with algoritmic efficiency improvements

* Changes in dynamic mesh handling: efficient and consistent geometry updates

Software engineering

* Port to gcc-9 and gcc-11
* c++-11 updates: default destructors, delete automatically generated
* update of the build system using native third party packages whenever possible
* Change in style to FatalErrorInFunction sytnax
* new VectorN types for extended coupling in block matrices

Happy FOAM-ing,

Hrvoje Jasak
Wikki Ltd.
► OpenFOAM advanced training by Wolf Dynamics
  10 Sep, 2022
OpenFOAM and General CFD advanced training

2023 Winter session (online)
January-February, 2023

Registration is officially open.

Topics to be covered during this session,

1. Basic solid modeling for CFD using Onshape and mesh generation using OpenFOAM tools
2. Turbulence modeling in general CFD and OpenFOAM - Theory and applications
3. Multi-phase flows modeling in general CFD and OpenFOAM - Theory and applications
4. Introduction to the FVM method. Standard practices in general CFD with applications to OpenFOAM
5. Design of experiments, space exploration, and numerical optimization using Dakota and code coupling Dakota-OpenFOAM

We are offering a 20% discount to all participants taken more than two modules.

More info at this link,

Hurry up and book your seat!
► 1. NuLimas Toolbox Workshop
  27 May, 2022
Dear FOAMers,

please find attached an invitation for the 1. NuLimas Toolbox Workshop - One day hands-on training on a numerical toolbox for seabed liquefaction using OpenFOAM.

Best Regards,


Attached Files
File Type: pdf Nulimas_training_session.pdf (187.4 KB)
► NUMAP-FOAM Summer School 2022, Sep 2022, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  11 May, 2022
Numerical Modelling of Coupled Problems in Applied Physics with OpenFOAM (NUMAP-FOAM)

Summer School 2022 at the University of Cambridge

Following the COVID-induced break, The Centre for Scientific Computing at the Department of Physics, The Cavendish Laboratory announces the 15th edition of the Summer School on Modelling of Coupled Problems in Applied Physics with OpenFOAM (NUMAP-FOAM) for graduate students and young researchers in Cambridge in September 2022. The Program Chair is dr. Hrvoje Jasak.


The School aims to provide tuition at expert level for a small and selected group of students and researchers in academia and industry. The idea of the NUMAP-FOAM School is to expand the physical modelling knowledge, numerics and programming skills of attendees using OpenFOAM in their research through direct supervision and one-to-one project work. Lectures on chosen topics of mathematical and numerical modelling pertinent to coupled problems in engineering and applied physics will be delivered in addition. For further references, please contact the organisers or one of more than 150 alumni of previous editions of the School.

To ensure quality of work and individual supervision, the number of places is strictly limited.

Place and Time: New Venue

The Summer 2022 edition NUMAP-FOAM shall take place between Monday, 12 September 2022 and Friday, 23 September 2022, inclusive (10 working days). The School shall be held at the The Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, (Maxwell Building), University of Cambridge, UK.

Topic Areas

Students are invited to propose their own topics for the School. Preference shall be given to project which require complex programming in OpenFOAM, advanced software design and implementation of complex and coupled physical models in OpenFOAM. Special topics for this year's Summer School include multi-phase and free surface flows, high-order discretisation methods (Discontinuous Galerkin), Reduced Order Modelling, Combustion modelling, Electro-chemistry in CFD and Magneto-hydro-dynamics applications.

How to Apply: NUMAP-FOAM Summer School 2022

To apply, please write a one-page description of the project you wish to work on, with current problems and goals to be achieved at the School. Application is open to all students on graduate University courses, as well as researchers in companies and government organisations with sufficient knowledge of OpenFOAM.

Please note this is NOT an introductory OpenFOAM course: significant understanding of the project and software is a pre-requisite for application.

Deadline for application is 15 June 2022. Successful candidates will be informed within two weeks of closing.

Accommodation and Costs

Attendees to the School should plan to cover their travel and accommodation expenses, ideally bringing a laptop computer with them. A registration fee for the School is GBP 2000 per attendee. It is recommended to look for accommodation at one of many Cambridge Colleges.

Contact Details

For further details and submission of project proposals, please contact dr. Hrvoje Jasak at


OPENFOAM is a registered trade mark of ESI-OpenCFD Limited.
► OpenFOAM and General CFD advanced training - 2022 Summer session (online)
  29 Apr, 2022
OpenFOAM and General CFD advanced training - 2022 Summer session (online) - July-August, 2022

Registration is officially open.

Topics to be covered during this session,

1. Basic solid modeling for CFD using Onshape and mesh generation using OpenFOAM tools
2. Turbulence modeling in general CFD and OpenFOAM - Theory and applications
3. Introduction to the FVM method. Standard practices in general CFD with applications to OpenFOAM
4. Moving meshes, rigid body motion, adaptive mesh refinement, and overset meshes

And for those who register early, we will offer a discount of 20%.

More info at this link,

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