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► 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.
► Updated Android and iPhone/iPad Forum Apps
  12 Dec, 2016
We have just released new versions of the forum apps for Android and iPhone / iPad / iOS.

It is necessary to update to these new versions since we have now we switched to encrypted SSL/https based communication. These apps have several new features, an improved GUI and many bug-fixes.

The apps are free and can be found here:



Use these apps to follow the forums also when you are on the move.
► CFD Online Adds SSL Encryption
    5 Dec, 2016
Today we have switched over the entire site to encrypted SSL using the https protocol. All old pages starting with http:// should now automatically be forwarded to an encrypted https:// address instead.

This increases security and makes it impossible for people to eavesdrop on your communication with

I hope that we have managed to change everything on our site from http: to https:. If you notice anything broken please let me know.
► Problem to Post New Threads in Forums Solved
  13 Nov, 2016
Since late Friday it has not been possible for normal users to post new threads on the forums. For some reason it worked well for moderators, so we didn't notice this problem until we started getting emails about it.

The problem has now been solved and I hope that it should now work well for all registered users to post new threads. It was an unused forum plugin that for some reason after a software update started to give server errors.


► 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
► 5 Reasons to Submit your Abstract for NAFEMS World Congress 2017
  14 Nov, 2016
5 Reasons to Submit your Abstract for NAFEMS World Congress 2017 #NAFEMS171. Promote your Work, and Promote your CompanyAttendees from around the globe will take part in the event, representing every
► NAFEMS Partners with AIAA for SciTech 2017
  21 Sep, 2016
NAFEMS Partners with AIAA for SciTech 2017SciTech 2017Grapevine, TX | 9-13 January 2017The AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2017 (AIAA SciTech 2017) covers the science, technologies,

OpenFOAM ESI-OpenCFD top

► 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.
► OpenFOAM-v1606+ Released!
    1 Jul, 2016
OpenCFD is pleased to announce the June release of OpenFOAM-v1606+.
OpenFOAM+ uses the OpenFOAM Foundation version as a common code base. It contains wider functionality and platform support, including Linux, Windows and Mac. 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
► OpenFOAM Training 2016
    1 Jul, 2016
Comprehensive Public Training Schedule for 2016 is now available. Please see our Website **BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW to avoid dissapointment** for Munich 11-15 July, Houston 29 August - 1 September, Vienna 12-16 September 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.

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► 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.
► OpenFOAM-dev Package (openfoam-dev) for Ubuntu
  14 Sep, 2016
The openfoam-dev pack provides a packaged installation for Ubuntu of the current development line of OpenFOAM, known as OpenFOAM-dev, that contains the source code for the next major release of OpenFOAM. The pack is updated weekly to bring cutting-edge developments to users without them needing to compile source code. Updates can conveniently be installed as part of a standard update within the apt package management tool.

The openfoam-dev pack works with the version of ParaView provided within the latest packaged version release of OpenFOAM — currently v4 (openfoam4) which installs the paraviewopenfoam50 pack. It is available for the following versions of Ubuntu Linux 64bit only:
  • 14.04 LTS, codename trusty
  • 16.04 LTS, codename xenial
To install the openfoam-dev pack, go to:
► OpenFOAM 4.0 Released
  28 Jun, 2016
The OpenFOAM Foundation is pleased to announce the release of version 4.0 of the OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox. Version 4.0 increases CFD productivity by significant improvements and changes to general usability, post-processing, case management and software management. It provides a solid platform for the future, sustainable development of OpenFOAM through reimplementation of core and major libraries, over 120 bug fixes and much better consistency, robustness and performance. It is packed with numerous new and improved boundary conditions, new rigid body dynamics libraries, and developments in turbulence and transport modelling, meshing, ACMI and multiphase, reacting flow.

OpenFOAM 4.0 is distributed under the General Public Licence by the OpenFOAM Foundation as:

Case Management
  • Case Control command line interface (CLI): new foamDictionary utility for printing, modifying and adding new dictionary entries from the command line » more », see OpenFOAM User Guide, Section 4.6.
  • foamListTimes: lists time directories for a case, without the 0 directory by default; the -rm option deletes the listed directories so foamListTimes -rm cleans a case directory.
  • foamSearch: helps users find examples of case settings quickly, by searching a directory for dictionary files of a particular name and extracting entries of a particular keyword, sorted into a unique list. » more »
  • Tutorials: moved all Allrun scripts within their own case or “tutorial” directory for consistency, including the cavity and damBreak cases from the tutorials. » more »

Post-processing and run-time-processing

  • Post-Processing CLI: unified set of tools which simplifies post-processing considerably, improves functionality and maintainability, supported by new documentation — making obsolete the inconsistent, unmaintainable, often-duplicated functionality dispersed across utility applications, function objects, tutorial files and tools such as foamCalc and execFlowFunctionObjects, see OpenFOAM User Guide, Section 6.2.
  • postProcess utility: general and flexible CLI that replaces foamCalc and postCalc » more » and field processing utilities such as Co, createTurbulenceFields (now turbulenceFields), enstrophy, Lambda2, Mach, patchAverage, patchIntegrate, Pe, probeLocations, ptot, Q, R, sample, wallShearStress and yPlus.
  • ParaView: upgraded to version 5.0.1, whose VTK is rewritten to support OpenGL2 rendering. » more »
  • Graphs and sampling : functionality is simplified, more compatible with the foamMonitor monitoring tool, and more robust (» more », » more ») see OpenFOAM User Guide, Section 6.3.
  • Function objects: redesigned and rewritten the underlying code structure, simplifying the code, reducing duplication and making it easier to develop and use » more »; refactored several function objects, e.g. writeObjects (formerly writeRegisteredObject » more »), scalarTransport, with support for steady-state solution (» more »), fieldAverage, with redesigned restart options (» more »); added new function objects, e.g. icoUncoupledKinematicCloud (» more »), writeVTK (» more ») and histogram. (» more »).

Boundary Conditions

  • noSlip: more robust, convenient alternative to fixedValue with value uniform (0 0 0); » more »
  • extrapolatedCalculatedFvPatchField: calculates patch values by zero gradient extrapolation; robust replacement for zeroGradient for temporary fields, to avoid risks associated with derived fields inheriting zeroGradient. » more »
  • fixedProfile: applies a specified 1D profile at an inlet, e.g. obtained from experimental data. » more »
  • plenumPressure: calculates pressure based on a zero-dimensional model of an enclosed volume of gas upstream of an inlet. » more »
  • fixedFluxExtrapolatedPressure: extrapolated pressure boundary conditions for impinging flows, extrapolated inlet conditions with body-forces, highly viscous flows and pressure-induced separation. » more »
  • prghTotalHydrostaticPressure: uses the hydrostatic pressure field as the reference state for the far-field which provides much more accurate entrainment for large domains, e.g. in fireFoam. » more »
  • SRFWallVelocity: velocity condition on walls with the single rotating frame (SRF) model. » more »
  • Time-varying boundary conditions: replaced DataEntry with Function1 for run-time selectable “unary” functions, i.e. functions of 1 variable, e.g. time » more »; in addition to existing tabulated and polynomial functions, added Sine (» more ») and Square (» more ») wave functions, with oscillatingFixedValue being replaced by uniformFixedValue with a Sine function. » more »
  • flowRateInletVelocity: new option to extrapolate the velocity profile back to the inlet. » more »
  • totalPressureFvPatchScalarField (and uniformTotalPressureFvPatchScalarField) : improved usability. » more »
  • Note: calculated boundary conditions now requires a value entry to avoid problems with non-initialization. » more »

Rigid Body Dynamics

  • rigidBodyDynamics: new library for the dynamics of n-degrees of freedom (n-DoF) articulated bodies in parallel. » more »
  • rigidBodyMeshMotion: new library for the mesh-motion of multiple articulated rigid-bodies with joints, restraints and external forces. » more »
  • Vector algebra: redesigned to support for spatial vector algebra. » more »
  • Examples: the interDyMFoam tutorials, e.g. for marine engineering (DTCHull) are all updated to use the new rigid-body dynamics and mesh motion libraries. » more »
  • Sponsored by Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd.

Multiphase, Reacting Flows

  • Lift and drag models: new wallDampedLift model supporting near-wall damping for Euler-Euler multiphase solutions » more »; new TomiyamaKataokaZunSakaguchi drag model for bubbles in gas-liquid systems. » more »
  • Boundary conditions: new temperatureDependentAlphaContactAngle boundary condition » more »; new fixedMultiPhaseHeatFlux boundary condition to calculate a wall temperature for overall wall heat flux across multiple phases. » more »
  • Solvers: corrected pressure equations for transonic operation in Euler-Euler multiphase solvers » more »; vastly reduced scattering and churning behaviour in packed beds in MPPICFoam. » more »
  • Post-processing: new moleFractions function object to write mole fraction fields » more »

Other Modelling and Functionality

  • kOmegaSSTDES: new DES turbulence model based on the k-omega SST RAS model for incompressible and compressible flow. » more »
  • Turbulence model sources/constraints: can be plugged in at run-time using fvOptions. » more »
  • logPolynomial: new transport model for viscosity, thermal diffusivity, in the thermophysical modelling library, see OpenFOAM User Guide, section 7.1.
  • fireFoam: optional hydrostatic initialization of the pressure and density, used in conjunction with the prghTotalHydrostaticPressure boundary condition. » more »
  • Sources: new buoyancyForce and buoyancyEnergy sources, for compressible solvers » more »; redesigned fixedValueConstraint, to constrain field values within a specified region. » more »
  • Meshing: consistent face orientation in baffle interfaces created during meshing, e.g. to ensure correct flux calculations. » more »; removed zero sized patches from output of snappyHexMesh » more » and createBaffles. » more »
  • ACMI: removed major limitations, e.g. on mapping for partially overlapping faces. » more »

Software Management and Development

  • Rolling upgrade of OpenFOAM is faster and simpler with improvements to compilation scripts and environment settings, including Allwmake -update, as described in the Source Repository installation.
  • foamList: lists models within OpenFOAM, including turbulence models, function objects, fvOptions, switches and boundary conditions. » more »
  • Doxygen: simplified and updated the configuration for creation of C++ source guides, published the OpenFOAM v4 C++ Source Guide and OpenFOAM v3 C++ Source Guide.
  • User Guide: new and major rewrites of 4.4 Numerical Schemes, 4.5 Solution Control, 4.6 Case Management and 6 Post-processing; significant updates to 2 Tutorials, 3 Applications and 5 Mesh Generation and Conversion.
  • foamNewBC: script to create template code for a new boundary condition. » more »
  • foamNewApp: script to create template code for a new application. » more »
  • foamNewFunctionObject: script to create template code for a new function object. » more »
  • Messaging: new InfoInFunction, ErrorInFunction, DebugInFunction and DebugInfo for simpler Info, Error and Debug messaging in class code, e.g. debug messaging; new Log macro outputs to Info if log is true. » more »
  • Robust data handling: new convention for const and non-const reference functions of fields where the non-const function name ends …Ref(); for example, where internalField() provides the const reference to the internal field, internalFieldRef() provides a non-const reference. » more »; for tmp objects, non-const access uses a ref() function rather than the () dereferencing operator. » more »
  • API: new Zero static const variable for simple and efficient initialization and assignment of primitives to 0 » more »; new (i, j) addressing to the Matrix class, for better interoperability with other C++ libraries. » more »


  • Flux calculation: new fvc::flux(volField) function improves efficiency and cache coherency, and reduces peak storage » more », effective for new processor architectures; uses new dotInterpolate function which avoids storing an interpolated field in flux calculations. » more »
  • Matrices: reimplemented in the core OpenFOAM library » more »; replaced the row-start pointer array with computed offsets in the Matrix class, for 15% speed up in LUsolve. » more »
  • Parallel computation: improved parallel decomposition and reconstruction » more »; optimised data exchange » more »; and, improved the operation of the parallel field mapping utility mapFieldsPar. » more »


OpenFOAM v4.0 was produced by:
  • Architect/Lead: Henry Weller
  • Management: Henry Weller, Chris Greenshields
  • Maintenance/Testing/Contributions: Henry Weller, Chris Greenshields, Bruno Santos, Mattijs Janssens.
  • Other Contributions: Will Bainbridge, Karl Meredith, Paul Edwards, Juho Peltola, Timo Niemi, Richard Jones, Daniel Jasinski, Hassan Kassem.
Thanks to the OpenFOAM enthusiasts who have contributed to a better code through the bug reporting system.
To download OpenFOAM 4.0, click here.

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► Sourceflux OpenFOAM Training
  21 Jan, 2017
Hi everyone,

We would like to announce the next sourceflux training, which will take place in Duisburg, Germany:

13.03. - 14.03.2016 Advanced, Duisburg, Germany
15.03. - 16.03.2016 Programming, Duisburg, Germany

Tomislav and I myself gave multiple trainings at various OpenFOAM Workshops and that training material is available online. So you can check out the training materials we have uploaded there if you want to have an idea about what's the training like. Of course, with the on-site trainings we have all the time at our disposal to go more into depth and answer questions, and we start with a thorough introduction for both the Advanced and Programmer training, and... you get the idea.

For general information on the trainings as such, please have a look at . Check out the syllabus of the Advanced Training and the Programming Training.

Contact us via if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you in Duisburg!
► OpenFOAM User Training in Ottawa, Canada Feb 21-22 offered by Applied CCM
  16 Jan, 2017
This is a 2 day OpenFOAM® training designed to enable CFD users to start using OpenFOAM for practical computations. The course consists of a series of lectures that provide a general understanding of OpenFOAM topics followed by hands-on work. Along with the hands-on examples that show “how”, the lectures include discussion of “why”. The goal of this approach is to enable participants to independently use OpenFOAM in their daily work. No knowledge of the OpenFOAM library is assumed. Basic Linux commands and their relationship to hands-on examples are covered.

We will be hosting it at the University of Ottawa, in the heart of Ottawa within a few blocks of Parliament Hill, the Byward Market and the world famous Rideau Canal. If you need accommodation or travel suggestions send me a note. You can register on-line here, on our website, or contact me directly to reserve your spot. There is limited seating so I encourage you to register early.

The full event description is attached. Contact me for any additional details or questions.


Find out more about Applied CCM at:
Twitter: @CanadaCFD

This offering is not endorsed by ESI-Group, the owner of the OPENFOAM® trade mark.

Attached Files
File Type: pdf ACCM-CAN-Standard-Course-Announcement-FEB17.pdf (191.1 KB)
► New CastNet Release: GUI Environment for OpenFOAM and CalculiX
  13 Jan, 2017
New CastNet Release: GUI Environment for OpenFOAM and CalculiX

CastNet V5 for OpenFOAM® and CalculiX

DHCAE Tools GmbH is proud to present a new release of the modelling and simulation environment CastNet.

CastNet is a pre-processing tool that supports the complete workflow of CFD applications: CAD import, mesh generation and case setup, runtime control and monitoring of the simulation job and, finally, post-processing.

CAD import: CastNet is capable to work with geometric modelling kernel input files directly (Parasolid, ACIS, Granite). This way, all customary CAD systems are supported.

Supported open source solver technology: CastNet facilitates a convenient and professional usage of open source solver technology in an industrial environment.

CastNet provides a comprehensive support for the OpenFOAM® releases, starting with 2.1, up to
  • OpenFOAM-Foundation Release 4.0/4.1 and
  • ESI-OpenCFD Release v1606+.

For Windows users the OpenFOAM® ports blueCFD-Core-2.3 and blueCFD-Core-2016 from blueCAPE are supported.

For Structural Analysis the FEA solver CalculiX is supported by CastNet. CalculiX is a finite element solver for stress analysis with non-linear capabilities such as contact or non-linear material behaviour.

Meshing technology: CastNet provides a reliable and stable CFD/FEA meshing technology including boundary layer meshing, mesh extrusion capabilities and hex-core meshing. Furthermore, OpenFOAM®'s snappyHexMesh is supported to work with the CAD model entities (regions, surfaces, edges) directly.

HPC Cloud Resources: DHCAE allows using HPC cloud resources directly from the GUIs, for example 4 instances Amazon-c4.8xlarge with a total of 72 physical cores. The CloudSME platform guarantees a transparent cost management and high usability.

Extended snappyHexMesh support: In the new CastNet release the support of Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT) solvers has been extended to snappyHexMesh. An arbitrary number of regions can be set up for CHT cases.

Extended fvOption support: CAD regions can now be defined as cellZones with additional source terms during runtime, for example heat sources for the heat equation etc.

Extended boundary condition support: More boundary conditions are supported directly, for example variableHeightFlowRate for VOF applications or individual wall interaction for Lagrangian particle solvers.

Templated case setup: CastNet provides an efficient template system to speed up the case definition significantly. Predefined optimized solver settings and mesh parameters can be applied directly, thus reducing time-consuming and error-prone manual definitions.

FSI support: DHCAE provides extensions for FSI simulations with OpenFOAM coupled with CalculiX.

Key features of OpenFOAM® support: CastNet supports more than 30 OpenFOAM® solvers and numerous OpenFOAM® utilities. In particular, a direct setup for the conjugate heat transfer solvers is available. Arbitrary Mesh Interface (AMI) applications can be defined within the GUI as well. Cell zone and face zone based features (porous zones, baffles, fans etc.) can be defined on the CAD model entities directly.

Cross platform support: CastNet can be run on both Windows and Linux. Simulation cases can be exchanged between the different operating systems. This way the user can stay within his Windows environment for CAD applications, mesh generation and case setup while running the simulations on a high performance Linux cluster.

Runtime job control: With the runGui tool, a suitable and powerful job control system is provided. Amongst others, convergence monitoring, access to OpenFOAM® utilities, automatic solver stabilization during runtime and direct access to HPC Cloud Resources is available within a single graphical user interface.

Video tutorials: Our video tutorials allow you to quickly familiarize yourself with CastNet. Some demonstration videos are provided on our web page.

This offering is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited, producer and distributor of the OpenFOAM software and owner of the OPENFOAM® and OpenCFD® trade marks.
► OpenFOAM Training Jan-Jul 2017, Virtual, London, Houston, Berlin
    4 Jan, 2017
CFD Direct are running their OpenFOAM Training courses, Essential CFD, Applied CFD and Programming CFD fully updated with the latest features of OpenFOAM version 4.1.
Full Schedule

On-site OpenFOAM training is available, please see OpenFOAM On-Site Training for information about personalized courses and customized examples. Our team has delivered training at several of the world’s leading companies in the automotive, chemical, marine, aerospace, energy and insurance sectors, and leading academic institutions. Please .

About us:
Company involved in OpenFOAM: architects of OpenFOAM, main OpenFOAM developer
Instructor involved in OpenFOAM: managed and contributed to OpenFOAM since its initial release (2004), e.g. author of website, free documentation.
Team experienced in OpenFOAM training: since 2008, 500 days training, 2,500 attendees.
Instructor is an authority on OpenFOAM: 20 years OpenFOAM experience, involved in the release of every version.
Team experience in engineering CFD: delivered OpenFOAM development and support to leading engineering companies.
Specified aim for training: competency in CFD with OpenFOAM.
Course curriculum: clearly defined, to address the challenges of CFD.
► Release of foam-extend-4.0
  22 Dec, 2016
It is our pleasure to announce the release of the foam-extend-4.0 code.

The code is available here:
Descriptions are available here:
A simpler URL also brings you directly to the foam-extend-project:

The release notes are available here:
(In $WM_PROJECT_DIR/ReleaseNotes.txt)

Installation instructions can be found here:
(In $WM_PROJECT_DIR/doc/buildInstructions)
Report installation problems. See BUG REPORTS below.
Contribute with additional build instructions. See BUG REPORTS below.
Run the testHarness, following the instructions in $WM_PROJECT_DIR/testHarness/README.txt. Report fails, including URL to test results. See BUG REPORTS below.

The foam-extend workflow:
The master branch is updated with bug fixes, but no new features – stable.
The nextRelease branch is updated both with bug fixes and new features – semi-stable.
The installation instructions are for the master branch.

You are encouraged to continuously contribute to the nextRelease branch according to the instructions at:

Report bugs in the bug-tracker:
Give an URL to testHarness fails, if applicable.
Paste a patch for small bug fixes or feature additions (see

The foam-extend administrators.
► German OpenFoam User meeting 21/22.03.2017 - GOFUN 2017
  21 Dec, 2016
Dear FOAMer, the

German OpenFoam User meetiNg
-- GOFUN 2017

will be conducted 21st/22nd March 2017 at the

Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

organized by
  • Institute of Scientific Computing, TU Braunschweig
  • Institute of Modelling & Simulation, Univ. Rostock
  • Institute of Fluid Dynamics & Ship Theory, TU Hamburg-Harburg
Participation is free of charge. registration mandatory.

Agenda (preliminary)

1st day Community tutorials (21st of March)

11:00 - 11:30 Registration
11:00 - 11:40 Welcome
11:40 - 13:00 Plenery talk
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Community tutorials (parallel)
  • Overset grids in OpenFOAM
  • Adjoint theory & Solver in OpenFOAM
  • Ship resistance analysis
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee
16:00 - 17:30 Community tutorials (parallel)
  • Automation of OpenSource CAE Software
  • Linear Solver and Preconditioner
  • Heat transfer in OpenFOAM
18:00 - ... Social event

2nd day Talks (22st of March) (cofirmed up til now)
  • Charles Mockett (CFD solution, Berlin)
  • Yanek Mayer (Yacht Research Unit Kiel): Development and application of a new free surface flow solver
  • Heiko Winterberg (Volkswagen AG): Aerodynamic optimization of low pressure axial fans with OpenFOAM
  • Thorsten Grahs (TU Braunschweig): Adjoint Thermo Simulation
  • Hannes Kroeger (Uni Rostock): Insight CAE - a scripting toolbox for OpenFOAM
  • Thomas Blacha (Audi): Application of the Adjoint Method for Vehicle Aerodynamic Optimization
  • Johann Turnow (silentdynamics); Using OpenSource CAE Software efficiently

More information, registration and talk submission under

Best Regards


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► User talk:AminAdibipour
  15 Feb, 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]]) 03:12, 15 February 2017 (CET)
► User:AminAdibipour
  15 Feb, 2017

Creating user page for new user.

New page

Offshore engineering graduate student at AmirKabir University in Tehran Polytechnic School of Engineering sea and I've recently started working with software open foam and specific details of the application is not open foam. I would like to work on renewable energy, so I was interested in learning the software open foam.
► User:AminAdibipour
  15 Feb, 2017

User account AminAdibipour was created by Bgschaid


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